• Top 3 Foods for a Longer Life

    The ultimate Eat It To Beat It foods are the ones that help you live longer and stay healthy. And there’s been a lot of research in the longevity area recently.

    For starters, a 20-year study from University of California researchers discovered that common sense, good judgment, persistence, and commitment to hard work are some of the personality traits that predict a long life. Another study found that those who sleep 5 to 6.5 hours a night live the longest—they found that less than five hours is not enough sleep and eight hours too much.

    Certain foods can help increase our lifespans, too. Here are three that could help you live longer.

    Red Wine

    Resveratrol is a compound in red wine that comes from grape skins and gives grapes their red color. Recently scientists discovered that resveratrol increases the activity of specific genes called sirtuins that protect against diseases of aging by revving up the mitochondria, the little batteries inside our cells.

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  • Healing Heartbreak Hill

    Bob Spiner, Jr. has breezed through several 20-mile runs in the past few weeks. The 50-year-old lawyer from Lynbrook, N.Y., has trained a steady 40 to 50 miles a week for the past year and said he is in top physical condition to run this year's Boston Marathon. He's just not sure he's mentally ready.

    "I am emotionally fatigued by all of the new security measures and I'm not convinced I want to put myself through it or my family through it," Spiner said.

    A lot of this year's 36,000 Boston Marathon entrants are wrestling with the same sort of ambivalence. On the one hand they want to be there for their fellow runners and show support for those who died or were injured during last year's bombing. On the other hand, they want to feel safe.

    Boston Marathon organizers acknowledge this emotional dilemma. That's why they've upped the marathon's usual psychological support staff from two to sixty.

    "We'll have mental health professionals in 22 of the 26 medical tents along the route, at the

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  • 2014's Hottest Las Vegas Pool Parties

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    Sin City sets the standard for raucous debauchery twelve months a year. But once spring hits, Vegas’s scene gets even hotter with sizzling poolside parties.

    Some of our favorite “waterfront” hotspots are opening this coming weekend with over-the-top parties, and others have been in full swing for months now. So if you’re ready to dive into booze-fueled and bikini-studded daytime fiestas — or are at least curious enough to dip a toe — here are the seven hottest Las Vegas pool parties happening every weekend for the rest of the spring and summer. (And no, it is not a coincidence that we picked seven sinful spots).

    Opening Soon:

    TAO Beach at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino

    This Saturday, the Venetian’s TAO Beach Club reopens with a wild pool party hosted by Jason Derulo. The singer will perform multiple hits at the pool’s modified space, which features a larger stage and more spots for being able to get a good view of the performance. DJ Eric D-Lux will also help

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