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Mind and Memory

Improve your memory and maintain a healthy mind with our carefully curated articles that keep your mind sharp.

15 New Year’s Resolutions For Your Brain

Boost your brain health in the new year with these 15 physical and mental changes for your brain.

16 Memory-Boosting Tips from Brain Scientists

Improve your memory so that you can recall your shopping list and even remember those numbers in your cell phone.


38 Genius Habits Your 80-Year-Old Brain Will Thank You for Doing Today

Prevent those senior moments from plaguing your senior years. Here's what you can do to keep your mental skills sharp...


23 Brain-Boosting Foods That May Keep You Sharp

Keep your brain healthy and sharp with these nutrient-dense, brain-boosting foods, from berries to bone broth


15 Memory Exercises Proven to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Simple ways to ward off dementia, prevent cognitive decline, and improve your brainpower—in just one day.

Here’s How Much Exercise You Need to Keep Your Brain Sharp, a Recent Study Says

New research suggests that varied types of exercise—from aerobic workouts to simple stretching—can all positively benefit an aging brain.


My Young Husband’s ‘Mental Illness’ Turned Out to Be Dementia

A neurologist lists symptoms of frontotemporal dementia—a type of dementia that's affecting some Americans as young as their thirties,...

Doctors Explain Aphasia: The Brain Condition Leading Bruce Willis to Retire from Acting

A renowned neurology physician and researcher provides insight on aphasia, including its causes and symptoms; while speech experts explain how Willis's...


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10 Activities to Help You Connect With Your Loved One With Dementia

When a loved one's memory fades, the time you spend together today can be powerful for both your hearts and...


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What Is Brain Fog? 9 Causes and Solutions

If your brain feels chronically fuzzy and you just can't do mental tasks like you used to, you may be...


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6 Most Surprising Healthy Brain Foods

From cheese to red wine, oily fish to green tea, these brain-healthy foods may help boost your cognitive health.

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The 8 Worst Foods for Your Brain

Berries and broccoli are brain-boosting superstars. But plenty of foods are bad for your brain, robbing memory and sapping your...


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Do Brain Games Actually Work?

Brain games might have some benefits, but a crossword a day won't necessarily keep the brain doctor away, according to...


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15 Things to Start Doing at 50 That’ll Save Your Brain at 80

It's never too early—or too late—to safeguard your mind against age-related decline. Here's what you can start doing today.


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Here’s Why You Need Humor to Have a Healthy Brain

Humor activates our brains and enhances our well-being perhaps more than anything else.


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Why Do We Remember False Information?

This phenomenon could explain why myths like “vaccines cause autism” and “fat in food is bad” stick around

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Is Nature Your Brain’s Miracle Medicine?

Doctors from California to South Korea believe they’ve found the key to our mental health and creativity. The catch: You...


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6 Anti-Aging Tips to Keep Your Brain Young

Keep your brain in tip-top shape with these expert tips


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9 Important Things Your Brain Fog Is Trying to Tell You

If you've ever felt spaced out, absent-minded, or unable to focus for no clear reason, that's brain fog. Here...


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12 Memory Problems that Look Like Alzheimer’s—But Aren’t

Memory lapses aren't always caused by Alzheimer's. Depression, infections, even vitamin deficiencies may be the reason.


7 Free Brain Games You Haven’t Tried Before

Strengthen your gray matter with these challenges to memory, math skills, and more.


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If These 11 Things Apply to You, You May Be Smarter Than You Think

How many things can you check off this list?


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15 Everyday Habits of People with an Impressive Memory

Need help with your memory? Even if you're not a memory genius, these common-sense strategies can help you remember...


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This Is Why Reading Is So Important for Your Brain

Reading books isn’t just filling your head with knowledge—it’s nourishing it, and here are the benefits you can reap from...

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The Real Reason Some People Hate the Sound of Chewing

Good news: If you hate the sound of heavy breathing or slurping soup, you're not going crazy. It's actually a...


10 Things You Never Knew About Left-Handed People

Only 10 percent of the population is left-handed. While there may not be many of them, being left-handed sure does...


This Body Part Ages Faster Than the Rest of You

Don’t worry, it’s not by much.


12 Brain-Boosting Secrets from a Memory Champion

Nelson Dellis can learn the names of 217 people in just 15 minutes—impressive! Here, he tells us how to use...


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14 Weird Brain Exercises That Help You Get Smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and...


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10 Signs Your Brain Is Aging Faster Than You Are

Here's how to tell the difference between normal signs of aging and clues that may point to diseases.