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How to Age-Proof Your Brain

At 30, your mental muscles have likely already begun to weaken

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In Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises, a character is asked how he managed to go bankrupt. “Two ways,” he replies. “Gradually and then suddenly.”

For a lot of people, age-related cognitive decline follows a similar trajectory.




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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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