Boggle BrainBusters: It’s a Bird ... No, It’s 7 Birds!

By David L. Hoyt and Jeff Knurek | October 25th, 2021

How many words can you find?


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Exercise your mind by searching for words nestled in the Boggle cube. The more letters the better – plus bonus words to up the ante! Find as many words as you can by linking letters up, down, side-to-side, and diagonally, writing words on a blank sheet of paper. You may only use each letter box once within a single word. Play with a friend and compare word finds, crossing out common words.

Challenge your mind with Boggle

Bonus answers to Challenge Your Mind with Boggle below

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Challenge Your Mind with Boggle Answers

EMU
ROBIN
EAGLE
EGRET
RAVEN
HERON
CONDOR

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Healthy Aging Tips from UVA

healthy aging habitsDid you know small tweaks in daily routine can drastically improve your quality of life at nearly any age?

The health benefits of adapting even one or two positive habits can be profound, says Carol Manning, University of Virginia Memory & Aging Care Clinic director. We’re talking shifts around how we prepare go to bed, eating a side salad with lunch, going for evening walks, reading more.

Though simple, such changes can boost overall happiness, alleviate aches and pains, protect later-in-life mobility, and more. In fact, Johns Hopkins University led a study that showed regularly practicing certain healthy habits reduced risks of death from medical ailments by 40 percent among those aged 45 to 64.

Still, altering lifelong habits can be tough, says Manning. Major life transitions – like kids leaving for college, retirement, or pandemic-related shutdowns – provide excellent opportunities for implementation. Committing to positive lifestyle changes during such times can build happiness, confidence, and momentum moving forward.

Manning details four of her favorite healthy aging habits. If adapted, they can help you slow the aging process both inside and out.

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Plus: ‘Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age’

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A recent study asked Americans ages 60 and older what condition they were most afraid of getting. Alzheimer’s or dementia was the number one answer (35%), followed by cancer (23%) and stroke (15%). In Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age, neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta shares insights into how to stave off the dreaded dementia and keep your brain healthy.

Read more of our review at BoomerMagazine.com/Keep-Your-Brain-Healthy, with a link to Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age.


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