Scientists Discover Why Your Brain Can't Block Out Unwanted Thoughts

A new study explains why some people seem to be better than others at ridding their minds of intrusive thoughts.

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Caffeine May Prevent Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Scientists identify key compounds that may help prevent brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s as well as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Does Your Brain Lag in the Morning? Put On Your Thinking Cap-puccino

Does a shot of espresso before walking into an exam make a difference?

 

While the dominant theme in education is focused on the current pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, and her vigilance in implementing voucher programs, not as much is being discussed regarding the broader conditions surrounding performance. For example, one argument states students should have later start times, given that teenagers have an especially hard time waking up in the morning. Proper sleep is a chronic elephant in the room in modern education.

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Drinking coffee may slow aging and help prevent heart disease in certain adults

Diabetes, certain forms of cancer, and other conditions may also be inhibited. 

People in a coffee bar drinking espresso.

Americans are coffee addicts, and perhaps more so nowadays, now that we're working longer hours and getting less sleep than decades past. 50% of Americans drink at least one cup per day. In the past, the pendulum on coffee, and in particular caffeine, swung back and forth as to whether moderate consumption was healthy or not. At one time, too much was thought bad for the heart.

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