Botanical Garden cancels Japanese Festival

While the typical Japanese Festival will not be held this year, the Garden will still host some special activities on Labor Day Weekend. The Garden will offer extended hours throughout the weekend, with last entry at 7 p.m.

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Apples and Alzheimer’s

In a 20-year study of 2,800 adults age 50 and over, those who consumed more foods rich in flavonoids – such as apples, berries, tea, red wine and dark chocolate – were two to four times less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) compared with people whose flavonoid intake was low.

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Singles face a changed dating scene due to COVID-19

The dating app OKCupid has seen a 700% increase in the number of its users going on “virtual” dates. And Tinder reported in April that it saw more than 3 billion users “swiping” to connect with potential dates on March 29, a new high for that popular app.

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