If they can’t cure your depression, maybe they can make you forget you have it: Common anticholinergic drugs increase dementia risk by 50 percent

If they can’t cure your depression, maybe they can make you forget you have it: Common anticholinergic drugs increase dementia risk by 50 percent by: Evangelyn Rodriguez for Natural News The use of anticholinergic medications is widespread, especially among older adults. These medications are often prescribed by physicians to treat a wide variety of health problems, including bladder disorders, gastrointestinal issues, seasonal allergies and even depression. However, recent studies have found a connection between the use of anticholinergic drugs and acute cognitive impairments. In particular, these medications have been found to affect specific aspects of…

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Belonging in a Time of Isolation

Belonging in a Time of Isolation by KELLY KAPIC for The Gospel Coalition We are created for communion with God and others—so what do we do in a time of social distancing? How do we experience connection during chronic shelter-in-place orders? Many are looking to the flu pandemic of 1918 for understanding, but my mind keeps returning to the World War II bombings of London from September 1940 to May 1941. While our current situation is not the same as being victims of a violent bombing campaign, there are some meaningful parallels. As…

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Keeping Our Distance From Each Other Is Not the Will of the Father

Keeping Our Distance From Each Other Is Not the Will of the Father by DR. STEVE GREENE for Charisma News After my parents divorced, I chose to live with my father when he remarried. I don’t remember all the particulars, but I knew it was what I must do. The first few mornings of life with my step-mother were very important. I watched as she prepared to leave the house for work. On her way out, she always hugged and kissed her two boys. She included me. I can still…

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Your attitude could mean the difference between life and death – here’s why

Your attitude could mean the difference between life and death – here’s why by: Mary Miller for Natural News When a large-scale disaster strikes, fear and panic are rampant. They can take hold of a person’s mental state and spur poor decisions. Whether they are simple mistakes or not, these choices may often come with devastating consequences. Keeping a positive attitude is crucial during a survival scenario. If you don’t personally believe that you’re going to survive, then no amount of survival gear or encyclopedic knowledge of prepping techniques can help you make it…

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Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns, Neighborhoods Are Coming To Life Again

Amid Coronavirus Lockdowns, Neighborhoods Are Coming To Life Again By John Daniel Davidson for The Federalist The coronavirus is bringing about a strange revival of neighborhood life, which has been atrophying for a half-century. We should pay attention. Something unexpected has happened to neighborhoods across the country in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns and business closures: they’re coming to life. With schools and restaurants closed, and a huge swath of the workforce stuck at home either working remotely or not working at all, usually quiet and empty neighborhoods are suddenly bustling.…

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Social Distancing | How Many Will Go Nuts, Needing Social Interaction

Social Distancing | How Many Will Go Nuts, Needing Social Interaction by Ken Jorgustin for Modern Survival Blog We the people are all alone right now (or will be, soon). Social distancing. Isolation. Thanks to COVID-19 Coronavirus. People Aren’t Used To Being At Home Our modern way of life. It’s busy. Active. On-the-go. Work. Travel. Lots of errands to run. Things to do. The lifestyle has us away from home quite a bit. But what happens when everyone is suddenly at home, ALL THE TIME? That’s going to be interesting… Personally…

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7 Questions to Ask in Evaluating Online Pundits

7 Questions to Ask in Evaluating Online Pundits by KEVIN DEYOUNG  for The Gospel Coalition One of the best things about the internet is that anyone can state his opinion about anything. And one of the worst things about the internet is that anyone can state his opinion about anything. The digital revolution has made knowledge more accessible, the flow of information more diverse, and the ability to make your voice heard easier than ever before. The same revolution has also made invincible ignorance more sustainable, pervasive crankery more common,…

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