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Why We Should All Stop Trying To Multitask Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 04.07.2015 | Healthy Living

People of all attention-span lengths understand how easily a text message, phone call or email notification can distract them from an important task. ...

America's #1 Stressor (Money) and How to Overcome It

Don Joseph Goewey | Posted 04.26.2015 | Money
Don Joseph Goewey

Money is the #1 worry for Americans, according to the Stress in America survey released by the American Psychological Association. And here's the problem with stressing over money.

Make a Love-It List for 2015

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Carolyn Ziel

Traditionally, January is the time to start anew. We make a list of things to let go of and we make New Year's resolutions. There is even something ca...

Doing This Exercise May Boost Brain Function In Older Adults

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty

Seeking some inner peace? A new study suggests that hatha yoga not only helps you relax, but also may boost brain function in older adults. Researc...

Speaking Two Languages May Slow Brain Aging

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 06.02.2014 | Fifty

Just like exercise helps your body stay strong, exercising your mind also keeps your brain sharp. And what better way to do just that than by learning...

Your Brain May Start Slowing Down As Young As Age 24

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living

The wheels in your head might start slowing down at about age 24. That's according to a new study that says cognitive-motor skills begin to declin...

Power Off to Plug Into Sleep

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Let's think about other mindful activities that are relaxing to our minds, without using an electronic device. Try one of these mindful activities to connect you to a state of peace before you sleep.

5 Easy Ways To Improve Your Brain

Posted 08.06.2013 | OWN

By Lara Kristin Herndon Increase your coordination, brighten your mood and stay sharp into old age....

How To Have The Wisdom Of A 70-Year-Old And The Passion Of A 20-Year-Old

Posted 08.01.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Why I'm So Afraid Of Turning Into My 8th Grade Teacher

Meta Wagner | Posted 09.27.2013 | Fifty
Meta Wagner

Most women are afraid of turning into their mothers. I'm afraid of turning into my eighth grade Earth Science teacher.

5 Yummy Foods For Ultimate Brain Health

Posted 07.22.2013 | Fifty

No doubt we've written a lot about brain power here at the Huffington Post. We've written about how reading, writing and playing a wide assortment of ...

4 Surprising Ways To Keep Your Brain Young

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.18.2013 | Fifty

As you grow older, you may fret about your money, your muffin top and, at times, your marbles. How can you make sure your mind stays fit and sharp as ...

The Top 10 Tips for Women in Business Series: Tip Two

K. Day | Posted 06.07.2013 | Business
K. Day

Here is the second in my series of Top Ten Tips. Tip Two: Be aware of your Head Tapes (what you say when you talk to yourself) Every morning when yo...

The Mediterranean Diet's 4 Health Benefits For Post 50s

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 05.21.2013 | Fifty

Built on a foundation of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and fish, the Mediterranean diet has been associated with everything from increased longevit...

8 Ways To Boost Your Brain Power

Posted 05.13.2013 | OWN

By Jena Pincott Billions of neurons in your brain can reshape themselves in response to what you do and learn. Help them along with these eight s...

Are We Getting Dumber With Age?

Deborah Gaines | Posted 03.16.2013 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

If you're like me, you've already experienced some of the difficulties associated with aging: weird moles, sagging everything, the death of people you love. I've been comforted by the fact that, any day now, I will wake up bathed in the glow of wisdom that is supposed to be the payoff for all this crap. Instead, I seem to be getting dumber.

5 Easy Ways To Keep Your Brain Young: Study

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty

You've fretted about your crow's feet, turkey neck and muffin top. But what about your brain? How can you make sure it stays fit and healthy as you gr...

How The Internet Is Like A Child's Brain

Tiffany Shlain | Posted 01.08.2013 | Parents
Tiffany Shlain

"Brain Power" explores the connection between the developing human brain of a child and the emerging global brain of the Internet and aims to help us think about the best ways to nurture and strengthen both.

3 Keys to Boosting Your Brain Power and Improving Your Memory

Shaahin Cheyene | Posted 01.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Shaahin Cheyene

With the right approach and simply by reducing cortisol release, you can get smarter faster and stay smarter longer. For those with fast, pressurized lives, this can literally be a lifesaver.

10 Tools For A Healthy Brain

Fritz Strobl, M.D. | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Fritz Strobl, M.D.

As a neurologist who has treated memory problems for more than 30 years, the question I hear every day is, "How can I keep my mind active and sharp?" Here are 10 ways that I recommend.

Boost Your Kid's Brain Power With a Little Imagination

Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2011 | Parents
Charlotte Reznick, Ph.D.

Without understanding and support, kids with different learning styles than their peers can suffer from low self-esteem, anxiety from too much pressure, or a negative attitude toward school and learning.

Big World, Small Brains

Mark Olmsted | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Olmsted

Our physical evolution proceeds at the same glacial pace as it has for millions of years, whereas our cultural evolution now moves at relative hyper-speed.

7 Ways To Boost Your Brain Power

Women's Health | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Every time you move or think, neural connections are made, reinforced, or lost. The average brain cell makes about 10,000 connections with other cells...

Research: Internet Use Helps Boost Brain Power

BBC News | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

For middle aged and older people at least, using the internet helps boost brain power, research suggests. A University of California Los Angeles team...

10 Fun Facts About Your Brain

The Times | Sandra Aamodt and Sam Wang | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Your brain uses less power than your refrigerator light The brain uses 12 watts of power, about the same amount of energy as in two large bananas. Cu...