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9 Keys to Staying Mentally Sharp

You can have a youthful brain at any age Learning how to integrate brain, mind, and heart into a harmonious whole has never been more needed. The sheer number of  demands that compete for our limited time, attention and energy  is unprecedented in human history, and it is no wonder that we cannot always manage them with ease. This pressure may partially account for the explosion of chronic health challenges that plague people the world over. And with an aging population, experts expect an  epidemic of age-related brain illnesses  that society will be ill equipped to confront. In the face of these challenges, developing the resilience and vitality to better adapt and thrive in the second half of life has never been more urgent. The second half of life will no doubt be filled with  unavoidable challenges . But there is a clear path through these challenges, a path rooted in brain science, in practices attentive to the physical needs of body and brain, in mindful awareness, in

5 Scientific Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

While science has proven that memory games don't make you smarter, there are five methods that actually do work. About a decade ago, some early scientific research suggested that playing memory games could increase "fluid intelligence," which is the capacity to solve problems in novel situations, independent of acquired knowledge. A spate of apps, books and classes resulted, all claiming to make people smarter. Unfortunately, later studies proved that "braintraining" (as it's sometimes called) has no effect on your general intelligence. The most recent research in psychology and neuroscience, however, has found five effective strategies for improving your intelligence. Some of them may surprise you: 1. Believe that it's possible. According to a study cited New York Times, a group of students were given classes on how the brain works. Half were told that it's possible to get smarter; the other were told the opposite. When tested on the