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  • Use the Holidays to Develop a Critical Part of Your Child's Brain

    Use the Holidays to Develop a Critical Part of Your Child's Brain
    The holidays provide a great opportunity for developing an important part of your child's brain. And, no, we're not talking about filling winter break with hours of extra homework. Between family ...
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  • Is Your Healthy Food Everything it's Cracked Up to Be?

    Is Your Healthy Food Everything it's Cracked Up to Be?
    All natural. Organic. Cage free. Range free. You’ve read the food labels, shelled out a little extra cash for the promise of healthier options, and savored the flavor of your favorite organics. But ...
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  • Go Ahead. Sleep on it.

    Go Ahead. Sleep on it.
    What do Albert Einstein, Lady Gaga and George W. Bush have in common? Nope, not their fashion sense. The answer is ...their naps. Each of these famous people is known for famously protecting their ...
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  • Relax and Live a Little

    Relax and Live a Little
    Demands. Deadlines. Delays. Some days the stress of life makes our mental cogs spin so wildly, it can feel like our brains are overheating! In the rapid pace of everyday living, accumulated stress can ...
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  • Should You Make a Big Decision on a Warm or Cold Day?

    Should You Make a Big Decision on a Warm or Cold Day?
    Did you know that temperature affects complex decision making? Say you're vacationing in Texas in the dead of summer and you run to the store to buy something you need. There are two choices: one is a ...
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  • Scary Snacks for Autumn Fun

    Scary Snacks for Autumn Fun
    Since we like to talk about the brain, think about the brain, study the brain, and improve the brain, we thought Halloween was the perfect time to MAKE some brains. Take some traditional treats and ...
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  • Can Attention be Trained? Seniors (and Babies) Prove It Can

    Can Attention be Trained? Seniors (and Babies) Prove It Can
    When TV newscaster Diane Sawyer was asked the secret of her success, she said, “I think the one lesson I’ve learned is there is no substitute for paying attention.” If you struggle with ADHD, however, ...
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  • The Key To Success

    The Key To Success
    Research shows that kids with lots of grit (and less mental ability) are more successful than kids with lots of mental ability (but less grit). In this video, researcher and psychologist Angela Lee ...
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  • National Autism Awareness Month

    National Autism Awareness Month
    April is National Autism Awareness Month and chances are, you know of someone diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Did you know ASD is the fastest growing development disability , rising ...
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  • Smarter

    Smarter
    Dan Hurley is the award-winning science journalist who, last year, wrote The New York Times article "The Brain Trainers" in which LearningRx was featured. His latest book, Smarter , has just been ...
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