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...]

Do You Want a Happy Thanksgiving? A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day

Thanksgiving dinner with members of my family.

Part 9 of series: Thanksgiving: Not Just a Day, But a Season Do You Want a Happy Thanksgiving? A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day Do you want a happy Thanksgiving? According to John Tierney, writing for the New York Times, “A Serving of Gratitude May Save the Day.” And more than just the [Read More...]

Want a Happier, Healthier Life? Then Be Thankful!

A whole bunch of thankful people?

Part 7 of series: Thanksgiving: Not Just a Day, But a Season Want a Happier, Healthier Life? Then Be Thankful! Now, I know this sounds like pop psychobabble. But, in fact, serious research suggests that expressing gratitude for your blessings will, indeed, help you to be both happier and healthier. Among the studies that demonstrate [Read More...]

Be Healthy! Eat More Chocolate!

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Even the New York Times has good news once in a while! Here’s a headline I like to read: Evidence of Heart Benefits From Chocolate According to the author, Nicholas Bakalar: An analysis of studies including more than 100,000 subjects has found that high levels of chocolate consumption are associated with a significant reduction in [Read More...]


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