People over the age of 50 who are comfortable with getting older are more likely to seek preventative care and get health screenings, according to University of Michigan researchers. Read more
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Christopher Columbus, on his first voyage to the New World, notes in his journal how the natives he met on the island he named San Salvador had given him presents of fruit, wooden spears and “certain dried leaves which gave off a distinct fragrance." One of the members of his crew, a man named Rodrigo de Jerez, tried smoking the leaves as the natives did and he liked it, becoming the first European to smoke tobacco. He took his new habit back to Spain with him, but it got him in trouble with the Spanish Inquisition, because “only the Devil could give a man the power to exhale smoke from his mouth.” He was sent to prison for seven years. Get the full story.