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  1. Jane Goodall asks you to think about what you eat, buy and wear (w/video)

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    Jane Goodall no longer spends her days crouched on the floor of a rainforest studying chimpanzees making tools, raising their young or folding branch over branch to make nests in which to sleep high in the trees.

    FILE - In this photo taken Wednesday April 25, 2012, chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall holds a monkey doll she carries with her wherever she travels, in Pasadena, Calif. Jane Goodall, who turns 80 in 2014, knows how to work a crowd. In a packed auditorium, the elegant primatologist from Britain whooped like the chimpanzees she first studied in Tanzania in the early 1960s. She hugged an academic just like, she said, chimps do. She talked about her crush, as a "romantic little 10-year-old," on Tarzan, the fictional figure raised by apes. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File) JOH101
  2. Lipstick is part of her makeup; generosity is part of his

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    Doc was shopping for shirts and ties back in the Big and Tall department.

  3. By Sally Anderson, Special to the Times

    Check out these fitness tools

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    You can turn your living room into a workout room with these neat fitness tools. Many of them can even be tucked out of sight when you aren't using them.

    Anne Barrens of St. Petersburg demonstrates a seated march on an exercise ball.
  4. Five things to do in September

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    Meet some home experts

    If you don't get a chance to go over the Aug. 29-31 weekend, start off the month with a visit to Florida's Largest Home Show in Tampa. You can shop and learn about or find affordable ways to organize, repair, remodel, refurbish and landscape at more than 900 exhibits. Opens 11 a.m. …

    Winter frolics in her tank at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. She is one of the stars of Dolphin Tale 2, which will be screened at Ruth Eckerd Hall on Sept. 10.
  5. Researchers find link between aging brain and apathy

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    Some people become calmer and less troubled by life's frustrations as they age.
  6. Review: Jane Goodall's 'Seeds of Hope' charming, alarming


    Jane Goodall's world-famous research on chimpanzees inevitably involved observing the plant life around them, from the seeds and fruits they ate to the towering trees they slept in.

  7. Grand Canyon hike is one to remember for Way Out West Gang

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    It wasn't my idea. Paris was my idea.

    But last November, I joined my husband and his buddies — five hoary photographers and a graphic designer, ranging in age from 49 all the way to 76 — in a challenge to hike the Grand Canyon, down to the bottom and back out again.

    Breathtaking views of the picturesque Grand Canyon, with sandstone buffed a tawny red, and sculpted, soaring cliffs, are awe-inspiring.
  8. Chemo treats cancer better with fasting, paper finds

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    The history of cancer treatment includes a long list of quack diets claiming patients can eat their way back to good health, but one approach, which involves eating less and minimizing carbohydrates, appears to produce genuine benefits.

  9. Exercise as good for brain as body

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    Our brains benefit from exercise just as much as the muscles in our bodies do. It was once believed that loss of brain function was a normal part of the aging process, but it is now believed that exercise enhances the growth and survival of new neurons in the hippocampus — the region of the brain essential for …

    Photos by MELISSA LYTTLE   |   Times
  10. Encore workshops time for reflection, discovery

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    Many of us, after 20, 30 or more years in one career, find ourselves looking around mid-life for something different. Whether it's from boredom or economic need, a second career — an "encore" career — may be just the answer.

    Christine Acosta says  her encore career is a “work in progress.” She is doing special projects.