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Longevity Minestrone Soup

This bountiful dish is eaten for lunch every day by the world’s longest-lived family, the Melises. Traditionally, it is made with whatever…

Sardinia Minestrone

A bountiful dish that is eaten every day for lunch by the some of the world’s longest-lived families in Sardinia, Italy. It can…

5-Minute Tasty Squash and Beans

Arguably the most perfect meal you can eat, this 4-way beans, rice, squash and avocado are food cornerstones in Nicoya, Costa Rica—consumed…

Baked Ikarian Chickpeas

Ikarians eat a variation of the Mediterranean diet, with lots of fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans, potatoes and olive oil. Olive…

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Slim by Design: 9 Questions for Brian Wansink, PhD

You once told me that people with a toaster on their counter, on average, weight 9 lbs. more. How do you explain…

The Blue Zones Solution: Secrets of the World’s Healthiest People – 9 Questions for Dan Buettner

National Geographic Fellow, New York Times best-selling author and Blue Zones Founder Why did you write The Blue Zones Solution? The first Blue Zones book…

The Blue Zones Solution

Dan Buettner’s new book, The Blue Zones Solution:  Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People will be released April 7.  Look…


Why are Americans so afraid to give their kids room to roam?  The Op-Ed page of Sunday’s New York Times featured a…

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New York Times best-selling author, Dan Buettner, has delivered the secrets of the best practices in health, longevity and happiness to over 500 audiences worldwide.

Using National Geographic photography and video, his interactive presentations tell the stories of the world’s happiest and longest-lived cultures and offer a formula to get a higher well-being immediately.

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Daily Lessons From a Blue Zone

We have obtained information from Nicoya, Costa Rica on ways to live longer and be happier. This information has been translated into lessons that can be implemented into your everyday…

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