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Brain Benefits of Exercise Diminish After Short Rest

Before you skip another workout, you might think about your brain. A provocative new study finds that some of the benefits of exercise for brain health may evaporate if we take to the couch and stop being active, even just for a week or so.<p>I have frequently written about how physical activity, …

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These Bread Lamps Are Making Us Feel Hungry And Cozy (PHOTOS)

There's something about freshly baked bread that gives us really warm, fuzzy feelings. You could even say it glows. No, literally, these bread lamps glow.<p>Japanese artist Yukiko Morita has created Pampshade, a line of exquisite little bread lamps made by baking fresh bread, coating them in an …

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

Waking up to the link between a faulty body clock and mental illness

Our lives are ruled by time and we use time to tell us what to do. But the digital alarm clock that wakes us in the morning and the wrist-watch that …