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Drain Your Brain

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health saw the first long-sought-after evidence that our brains may drain waste out through lymphatic vessels, the body’s sewer system. The results further suggest the vessels could act as a pipeline between the brain and the immune system. By scanning the brains of healthy volunteers, they literally watched people’s brains drain fluid into thes…

Wiring A Happier Brain

One of the secrets to wiring our brain toward happiness is in the simple understanding that what we practice and repeat starts to become more automatic, writes psychologist, Elisha Goldstein, PhD. Call it happiness or resiliency habit, and it’s something that anyone can create, he says. The fact is we all have thoughts and behaviors in our lives that influence states of unhappiness or…

Massage Helps You Get Better Sleep

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Think you do just fine on five or six hours of shut-eye? Chances are, you are among the many millions who unwittingly shortchange themselves on sleep. Research shows that most people require seven or eight hours of sleep to function optimally. Failing to get enough sleep night after night will compromise your health and can even shorten your life. From infancy to old age the effects of inadequat…

Get Moving For A Healthier Brain

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It’s not often that a neuroscientist, psychologist, and physician agree equivocally on something, but they agree on this: exercise is the best thing you can do for your brain. ‘If I had a pill that could do what exercise does, its sales would put Viagra’s to shame,’ says Laura L. Cartensen, Director of the Stanford Center On Longevity and author of A Long Bright Future. She reports that t…

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