Guest post written by Fermin Washington.

I visited and upgraded our internet package. Now, I love to read all of my papers and magazines on-line. I got an iPad for Christmas from my in-laws. I didn’t ask for it, but I really love it. Now, I have switched all of my magazine subscriptions to the iPad versions. I have also subscribed to the New York Times on the iPad.

My favorite application on the iPad is the New York Times crossword puzzles that I bought. It was several years worth of crossword puzzles for only twenty buck—definitely worth it! The funny thing that made me feel even better about loving crossword puzzles was that the other day I saw a study presented that I read about on the Huffington Post.

Apparently, doing crossword puzzles can help keep your brain active, so much so that it protects you against alzheimer’s disease. There was a significant difference in the incidence of the disease between those that did puzzles and those who did not. With that information, I am going to keep playing with those crosswords. I love them!