Mistakes That Age You

Wake up, get ready, repeat. Even if your routine is simple, your day-to-day habits may be secretly aging you. Find out how you can erase your blunders. At the end, Dr. Oz reveals the surprising #1 age mistake!

Warm Tap Water

Warm or hot water can contain higher levels of lead than cold water, and about 15% of lead exposure in the United States comes from drinking water. \r\n

\r\nWhy is lead bad? Your brain has lots of little blood vessels that act as shields, but lead barges past them. Once inside, it can damage neurons or kill them off. Over time, this causes the whole brain to shrink from the damage – and too much lead exposure can lead to memory loss.\r\n

Erase Your Age Mistake: Whether you’re getting a drink or prepping a meal with tap water, make sure it’s cold. If you haven’t turned on the faucet in over 6 hours, let it run cold for a full minute before using. Your brain will thank you for it.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.


Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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