More than half of women over 50 report that their hair grows more sparse every year. One of my favorite fixes: rosemary! This fragrant herb has been hailed for centuries for its ability to nourish hair follicles, soothe the scalp and stimulate growth. To get the benefits, try this simple mixture: Add 4 Tbs. of dried rosemary to 4 cups of boiled water, then let steep for 40 minutes, strain, and add 4 Tbs. of apple cider vinegar. Store in the fridge and spritz once or twice a week onto the scalp after shampooing.
Next time your mind feels a little sluggish, hum your favorite tune. The vocal cords are connected to the vagus nerve, a key communication pathway linking the brain and other parts of the body (like the heart, lungs and stomach). Humming creates vibrations that stimulate the nerve, which spurs the release of acetylcholine, a compound that quickly clears away brain fog to sharpen thinking. For an even stronger vibration (and bigger mental boost), open and close your mouth while humming your favorite Motown song.