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Brain Gains

Did you know that your brain uses 20 percent of your energy but makes up  only 2 percent of your bodyweight? How about this one: Your brain is about 78 percent water, so staying hydrated is important for brain function. Interesting ...

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The Write Stuff

Depression can be relieved by expression. According to the July ’11 Prevention, “Studies in 2006 and 2008 found that when people suffering from depression engage in expressive writing, which forces them to focus on their troubles, their depression tends to ...

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Immune Boon

According to the March/April ’11 Well Being Journal, a new study involving 1,000 subjects showed that those who were regular exercisers recovered from a cold in almost half the time as it took subjects who exercised no more than once ...

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Craving Crusher

Do you dream of doughnuts or candy during the day? Simply sniffing perppermint may kill the craving. According to the September ’11 Health, inhaling minty freshness frequently throughout the day caused subjects in a study at Wheeling Jesuit University in ...

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Pick Your Peeps

According to the December ’11 Prevention, if you want to attain a certain quality, like frugality or happiness, hang around people who have those qualities. Studies of contentment and depression have shown that those moods are contagious. I know what ...

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Cheat to Victory

In the upcoming e-book Old School, New Body™, authors Steve Holman, yours truly and John Rowley suggest renaming your so-called diet cheat day a “victory day” instead. After all, it’s a celebration of being victorious for an entire week, being ...

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