5 Simple Ways to Zombie Proof Yourself from the Walking Dead

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What better way to zombie-proof yourself than to shrink your brain? That’s right, you can easily make yourself too stupid to be a target for the walking dead with these five simple techniques. © Cody Blair, All Rights Reserved.

Smarter in Seven Minutes a Day

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According to the American College of Sports Medicine’s Health & Fitness Journal, you can get a health-helping workout in just seven minutes a day. Using their carefully designed regimen of thirty second bursts of activity and ten second rest periods, you can hit every major muscle group, and do so in an order that maximizes results.Continue reading “Smarter in Seven Minutes a Day”

Build Your Body, Build Your Brain!

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“For more than a decade, neuroscientists and physiologists have been gathering evidence of the beneficial relationship between exercise and brainpower. But the newest findings make it clear that this isn’t just a relationship; it is the relationship. Using sophisticated technologies to examine the workings of individual neurons — and the makeup of brain matter itselfContinue reading “Build Your Body, Build Your Brain!”

Boost Your Brain Performance With These Powerful Tips

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Get adequate sleep at night and take a nap during the day when possible. The average person needs about 8.5 to 9 hours per night, but some need more and some need less. Stress in your life—physical, mental, or emotional—will often increase your need for sleep (though it may make sleep more difficult). If possible,Continue reading “Boost Your Brain Performance With These Powerful Tips”

More Productive Studying By Raising Your Heart Rate

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Exercise in many ways optimizes your brain to learn. –Dr. John Ratey In my personal practice I’ve found it helpful to get up from my studies or work every thirty to forty-five minutes and do some exercise … something to get my blood pumping … something that I can complete in two to five minutes.Continue reading “More Productive Studying By Raising Your Heart Rate”

Are You Smart Enough to Get Good Grades?

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Do you have enough mental muscle to get the grades you want or to score as high as you would like on the SAT or GRE?  I’ve pointed out several times that peak mental performance depends more on technique than on sheer power, however, there is no doubt that having a beefy brain does makeContinue reading “Are You Smart Enough to Get Good Grades?”

Top Five Ways College Students Work Too Hard (Part 5)

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When I was a kid I mowed lawns for extra money during the summers. Sure, it’s hot, sweaty work–especially in West Texas where chickens actually lay hard-boiled eggs–but mowing lawns is great. How else could a twelve-year old make twenty dollars an hour? One thing I quickly learned was that taking care of your lawnContinue reading “Top Five Ways College Students Work Too Hard (Part 5)”