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Suffolk County, New York finds success with youth in "At Face Value" program for healthier living

In just one minute, the "At Face Value" program provides a powerful image to high school students to show them how risky lifestyle behaviors today will affect how they look in the future.

You need to practice being your future self

Sometimes you need to be irresponsible with your current challenges in order to make real progress on your future self. You have to let the present just sit there, untended. It’s not going away and will never end. That’s the nature of the present.

Stanford researcher says we shouldn't start working full-time until we're 40

According to Stanford psychologist Laura Carstensen, full-time work ideally would begin around the age of 40, rather than in our early 20s. Careers would be longer, with a gradual transition to part-time work in the later years before full retirement around age 80.

How Your Future Self Can Help Keep Healthy Food Habits on Track

(This Q & A with registered dietitian and author of "The Food Therapist", Shira Lenchewski, first appeared on   From the science be...

Imagining the Future is Just Another Form of Memory

(This article by Julie Beck was originally published in The Atlantic.) A futuristic rendering of human life off earth, by Rick Guidice in 1975 for...

Can Imagining Your Future Improve Your Health?

(L) Age 23  (Middle) Age naturally to 72  (R) Age with excess sun to 72.  Photo courtesy of AprilAge.
"People who had a sharper image of their future selves kept a healthier lifestyle. Specifically, they got about 30 more minutes of sleep each night, 10 more minutes of exercise each day, and ate 1 more fruit or vegetable."  Stanford research by doctoral student Sarah Raposo