Got a Lot to Do? Then Take a Break!

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So writes Phyllis Korkki, writing for the New York Times. In “To Stay on Schedule, Take a Break,” Korkki examines and summarizes evidence that intentional break-taking improves performance and efficiency. Here’s her point in a nutshell: A growing body of evidence shows that taking regular breaks from mental tasks improves productivity and creativity — and [Read More...]

How Exercise Helps You Think Better

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It’s not uncommon these days to hear pop psychologists, fitness gurus, and even serious scientists claim that exercise helps us think better. There is some connection, it is asserted, between physical exercise and the brain. Now, we are beginning to understand this connection, which supports the notion that exercise actually helps us to think better. [Read More...]

Get Exercise. Think Better.

We all know that exercise strengthens our muscles and contributes to overall health. Now, there is solid evidence for the benefits of physical exercise on the brain. In a recent article in the New York Times, “How Exercise Can Strengthen the Brain,” Gretchen Reynolds summarizes a new study at the University of South Carolina. This [Read More...]

Best News in a Long Time from the New York Times: Eat Chocolate!

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The New York Times, like most news sources, is filled with what could only be described as bad news. Whether the paper is reporting on the U.S. economy or the Middle East, there isn’t much to gladden soul. Until now. According to Gretchen Reynolds, chocolate can help you be more physically fit. “How Chocolate Can [Read More...]


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