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10 Surprising Things That Benefit Our Brains That You Can Do Every Day

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Belle Beth Cooper

One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains work and how they actually work. For example, I always found it understandable that we can multitask, but according to the research, it's impossible for our brains to handle two tasks at the same time.

Can Reducing Stress Give Your Nose A Rest?

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.26.2013 | Science

Stress may not only make you smell bad, but also the world around you, a new study suggests. Previous research showed that the sweat our bodies pro...

Do the Stress Reactions of Our Brain Control the Immune System -- Or Is It the Other Way Around?

Hermona Soreq | Posted 12.25.2012 | Science
Hermona Soreq

The long-term consequences of stress may take years to develop. This wasn't a concern for early humans, whose life span was shorter than ours. But today, humans live much longer and as a result, stress-associated diseases have become a social and financial burden.

Could Depression Cause Brain Shrinkage?

Posted 08.13.2012 | Healthy Living

Depression could be taking a toll on your brain -- literally. Previous research has shown that chronic stress and major depression may decrease bra...

What Extreme Stress Could Be Doing To Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Amanda L. Chan | Posted 01.10.2012 | Healthy Living

Even for healthy people, stressful moments can take a toll on the brain, a new study from Yale University suggests. Researchers reported in the jou...

Why There's No Success Like Recess

Joe Robinson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joe Robinson

Turning your back on play makes about as much sense as swearing off laughing, and it has about the same effect: locking in the overseriousness that reinforces that you are too busy to let your hair down.