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What We’re Watching: What Makes a Good Life? Lessons from the Longest Study on Happiness

What are your major life goals? Take a minute and think about what you truly hope for yourself in 10, 30, even 50 years. This question was posed to a group of millennials not long ago, and a majority said wealth. Half of the same group said fame. There’s nothing wrong with these goals, but [...]

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In Search of Sleep: How Sleep Deprivation Impacts the Brain and Body

Unless you’re a toddler fighting naps or a teen who enjoys partying all night, you probably consider sleep to be a precious commodity. I’ve always appreciated sleep and the refreshed feeling after a solid eight hours of shut-eye. However, seven months ago, I gave birth to my first baby. Sleep has been elusive ever since. [...]

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Food for Thought: Eating Your Way to a Healthier Brain

We eat for a variety of reasons – hunger, boredom, curiosity, health, social activity. But what about for our brains? Food has a way of bringing us together and teaching us about different cultures, but it can also optimize mental performance. In order to work efficiently, our brains need the right combination and balance of [...]

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World Memory Championships: Learning How To Remember

In a few weeks, a new season of memory championships will be under way. Starting in March, various national memory championships will be held throughout the year before culminating in the World Memory Championships in December, so I’ve been wondering what it takes to be the best mental athlete in the world. While the value [...]

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