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Too Much Candy Corn Harms Your Brain

Disturbing news if you've been gobbling down candy corn like there's no tomorrow: high consumption of sugar, namely high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), has been associated with memory disfunction and bra…


Birth Control Messes With Memory? Forget About It!

Sure, we know remembering to take your birth control every day can be hard. But†some recent headlines are saying that†birth control pills actually alter womenís memoryÖ†Really? The short answer is tha…


How to Sharpen Your Brain with Your Heart

Like many baby boomers, Iíve been noticing my memory isnít as sharp as it once was. †Scientists call this ďcognitive decline.Ē I donít really like that expression, because other aspects of my cogni…


6 Minutes of Daily Exercise Can Delay Memory Loss

How do you keep the brain sharp after the age of 50? Most advice on this seems to focus on keeping the mind active through puzzles, brain teasers, Sudoku, chess and such.†But little is said about the …


Why You Should Take Fewer Pictures on Your Next Trip

Clicking photographs during our travels is something many of us don't even think twice about. Setting sun going down on the sea in a glorious orange blob? Quick, click! Ancient script carved on an Egy…


Walk Your Way to a Bigger, Better Brain

We donít often think about taking our brain on a brisk walk or run but thatís the advice British researchers are offering after studying the potential benefits of exercise for staving off dementia. …


Effects of Stress on Memory and Cognitive Functions

Having a well-functioning memory is something we may think about more and more as we age. Memory and other cognitive processes can gradually diminish as many grow older, but research in the last sever…


Study: Excess Fat May Make Us Forgetful

For a long time, scientists thought that while excess fat causes problems in many parts of the body, the mind was exempt. After all, there are no fat cells in the brain, and the protective blood-brain…


5 Animals with Incredible Memories

  Newsflash to humans: we are not always the best and the brightest at everything. Yep, there are plenty of other members of the animal kingdom out there with stronger senses, speedier travel …


9 Brain Superfoods

Your brain controls every function in your body yet we rarely give it a second thought.† And, few of us choose foods that protect or heal our brain.† Here are some of the best foods for thought (liter…


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