Young Adults Renting Next Door to Retirees

There are many explanations: isolation among the elderly, rising rents almost anywhere near a coastal city, average life-expectancy increasing, an aging population, decreased birth rate, rising college tuition… While this seems less common in countries like Italy, it is a huge problem in the United States.

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America’s latest housing trend is not about décor or “open concepts.” It’s about the rise of intergenerational—separated by at least one generation—roommates.

There are many explanations: isolation among the elderly, rising rents almost anywhere near a coastal city, average life-expectancy increasing, an aging population, decreased birth rate, rising college tuition… The fact is that older folks have space available, and tend to be happier with a young person around.

In one case, an opera singer and other musicians lived rent-free in a retirement community. How? They agreed to perform concerts for the residents occasionally.

Biologically, this type of living arrangement is kind of humanity’s natural state.

While almost all animals rapidly die off after they become too old to procreate, humans are capable of living decades beyond infertility.

Scholars think this is because our intelligence and life experiences, imparted into the next generation, act as another way to guarantee our genetics are transferred. For example, if you can live long enough to explain to your children and grandchildren which mushrooms they can eat, which snakes are poisonous, etc., those people will have a better chance of survival than a family who lost their parents early on.

Taking an Afternoon Nap May Make Your Brain Healthier

Who doesn’t love a good nap? We wake up feeling recharged and ready to go, or we sleep too long and feel even more tired afterwards. Naps aren’t only good for your brain, your body benefits too. Let’s see what Adam’s got to report about it.

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If you love sleeping, then we have good news for you. Afternoon naps might be good for your brain. A study found a correlation between afternoon naps and improved mental agility and cognitive function.

The study involved more than 1,500 elderly subjects. They all claimed to be afternoon nappers—meaning that they like taking naps after lunch. The naps last longer than five minutes but less than two hours. The scientist also measured more than 600 non-nappers of the same age.

There were three major findings. First, elderly individuals who took afternoon naps showed significantly higher cognitive performance. Second, higher levels of TG (triglycerides) were found in napping elderly individuals. Finally, afternoon napping helped with orientation, language function, and memory.

It is important to mention that each subject group reported an average of 6.5 hours of sleep per night. This means that daytime nappers were complementing their nighttime sleep instead of compensating for overnight sleep disruptions.

The researchers also noted that not all daytime naps are beneficial. Particularly, naps longer than two hours can actually hurt your cognitive function, so make sure to set an alarm!

FCC Calls on Apple and Google to Remove TikTok from App Stores

TikTok’s the target again. The FCC commissioner believes the app to be of concern to national security, but attempts to remove it from app stores have failed. TikTok TikTok goes the clock, perhaps the time is near.

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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asking Apple and Google to remove TikTok from their app stores. Their reason? National security concerns surrounding TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance.

In a letter to the CEOs of Apple and Google, the FCC Commissioner described ByteDance as “required by law to comply with [Chinese government] surveillance demands.” The commissioner, citing a new report, said that ByteDance’s Chinese staff accessed US TikTok users’ data on multiple occasions.

US officials have expressed concerns that Chinese government access to US users’ data or communications could put national security at risk. The FCC plays no role in regulating internet-based services such as app stores. Previous attempts by the US government to ban TikTok from US app stores have been unsuccessful.

The same day as the report, TikTok announced that it had migrated its US user data to cloud servers in the United States. They also stated that they would eventually be deleting backups of its US user data from its own servers.

The FCC Commissioner responded that he was not assured by the announcement because “it says nothing about where that data can be accessed from.”