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The Nourishing Relationship Between Nature and Your Brain

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” Writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau spent over two years in…

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Brain Training—Apps Don’t Work, Here’s What Does

For serval years now brain training applications for smartphones and computers have claimed to improve our mental abilities. The purported benefits include a better working memory, improved problem solving abilities, and greater focus. What research has found, however, is that these games really don’t do that much. They might be enjoyable, but in terms of…

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The Psychology of Sticking To Your Diet

When it comes to dieting we often choose to rely on our self-control–a notoriously fragile construct. It’s not easy walking past processed foods in the supermarket without picking up a snack. It’s not easy mustering the strength to cook a proper meal after a long day at the office. It’s not easy to order a…

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