Forever Changed: Remembering a Loved One With Alzheimer’s

| By Tracie Moy | Many of us know someone or have had a loved one with a dementia disorder, most commonly Alzheimer’s disease. Personally speaking, it’s a terrible disease to behold. My grandpa, Papa Sam “the handyman,” died from complications due to Alzheimer’s and I miss him. When my daughter was eight months old, … Read more

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

| By Brigham Narins | Consider two great baseball players: Bill Buckner and Tom Seaver. Buckner, who played from 1969 to 1990, is remembered in the popular imagination for an error he made in a World Series game, but baseball fans know that he was a great hitter who maintained his greatness across a remarkable … Read more

A Quick Quiz for Mind and Body Health

Posted on May 5, 2016

By Debra Kirby

There are only so many variations a fitness instructor can use to keep things fresh in an indoor cycling class (aka spinning class). This editorial manager by day, spinning instructor by very early morning, has found the perfect way to keep her students interested and alert — the daily quiz! Fortunately for me, through the wealth of information available in the Gale databases our team produces, I am never at a loss for material! Here are a few questions and answers I’ve used to keep my students on their toes in recent 6:00 am classes:

Q: What organization was the precursor to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)?

A: The Office of Strategic Services (OSS), established in 1942 (U.S. History In Context)

Q: What country is the native home to lemurs?

A: Madagascar, an island off the southeast coast of Africa (Science In Context)

Q: Who standardized level measurement in cooking?

A: Fannie Farmer (Biography In Context)

Q: What famous poet was known as the Belle of Amherst and what actress portrayed her in the play of the same title?

A: Emily Dickinson & Julie Harris (Artemis Literary Sources)

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