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How Stress Shrinks Your Brain (+ How to Stop It)

You know that stress can make you feel tense or impulsive, but did you know that it also alters the actual structure of your brain? These changes can impact your personality, memory, and decision-maki…

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3 Health Benefits of Being a Grandparent

The day a person becomes a grandparent is eagerly anticipated with a commingled sense of pride and wonder about one's place in the never-ceasing circle of life. But new research suggests that the role…

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4 Ways to Maximize Your Memory at Any Age

From never-ending social media streams to 24-hour news cycles, our brains are constantly being bombarded with more stimulation than we could process in hundreds of lifetimes. "Digital dementia" is the…

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3 Good Reasons to Get More Sleep (+ How to Do It!)

When we get busy, sleep is often among the first things to go, isn't it? Maybe you're pulling an all-nighter to finish a project. Or possibly you're staying up late to watch that Gilmore Girls mar…

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The Spice That Can Strengthen Your Brain

What if there was something sitting in your pantry that had the potential to naturally boost your brain power? Turmeric, the golden-orange spice commonly used in curries, may play a role in enhanci…

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This Part of Your Brain Defies Aging

Once we go "over the hill," the aging process is typically associated with inexorable physical and mental decline. But researchers recently uncovered promising indications that there's at least one pa…

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The Ingredient to Avoid if You Want a Sharp Brain

This week, researchers revealed a study damning soda for yet another reason: it interferes with brain function in young people. High-fructose corn syrup (and to a lesser extent, sucrose) was the fo…

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Simple Habits Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s, Says New Study

The notion of being able to prevent or minimize cognitive decline as we age by engaging in healthy lifestyle behaviors—exercising, eating right, staying mentally active—is both alluring and highly-deb…

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6 Everyday Habits for Better Brain Health

June 2014 is the first-ever Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month, an ideal time for all of us to take stock of whether our daily routines are enhancing or degrading the health of the all-important or…

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The Brain Benefits of Bilingualism

In an increasingly connected world, the everyday advantages of being able to speak multiple languages are easy to recognize. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, bilingualism…

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nice article. Thank you.

Thanks for the tip. However, 100g daily seems to be quite a lot.

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