Alzheimer's may be linked to our diet, and this guy is making a movie about it.

After seeing a cognitive decline in his mother, filmmaker and TV-personality-turned-brain-documentarian Max Lugavere has a hypothesis that might change the way we all live everyday. Take a look.

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Dementia is, without question, horrible. There's no way around it. It robs us of the essence of who we are. Currently, there are over 5 million people in the U.S. who have Alzheimer's, the most common form of the disease, and dementia racks up over $220 billion per year in family and friends' unpaid caretaking. Those numbers are expected to triple by the year 2050. Worldwide, there are over 44 million with the disease, and a new case is diagnosed every 4 seconds.

This documentary will be the first of its kind to investigate the science that is happening in labs and clinics today to help beat dementia. Because changes in the brain begin decades before Alzheimer's symptoms, the absolute best way to move the needle on this disease is through minimizing risk when it matters most.


If you'd like to contribute to Max's Kickstarter, click here before Feb. 18, 2015.

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Being a celebrity must suck, because you can't talk about personal decisions without everyone feeling they need to have their say. However, some celebrities just don't care what the haters think and are going to live their lives how they see fit. Nobody does it better than actress and activist Jameela Jamil.

Earlier this year, Jamil revealed she had an abortion seven years ago. "I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made. Both for me, and for the baby I didn't want, and wasn't ready for, emotionally, psychologically and financially. So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel," she wrote on Twitter. Jamil decided to reveal her abortion after Georgia's controversial fetal heartbeat abortion law was passed.

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Now, Jamil says she's living her best life, because her decision was not a "mistake" – even if other people see it that way.

"Receiving THOUSANDS of messages about how I made a mistake having an abortion 7 years ago and how I must be a miserable person. I am in fact a happy, thriving multi millionaire, madly in love, with free time, good sleep and a wonderful career and life. But thanks for checking," the "Good Place" actress wrote on Twitter.

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The number of people dying from drug overdoses in the U.S. is staggering. In 2017, 70,237 people died from drug overdoses, 47,600 of those were from opioids.

According to the CDC, that number has increased over five times since 1999. Since 2011, an alarming number of opioid deaths have been caused by fentanyl, a highly potent synthetic opioid.

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Twitter user Matt, who goes by the name @SixthFormPoet, shared a dark love story on Twitter that's been read by nearly 600,000 people. It starts in a graveyard and feels like it could be the premise for a Tim Burton film.

While it's hard to verify whether the story is true, Matt insists that it's real, so we'll believe him.

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