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Want to Raise Successful Boys? Science Says Do This (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

Students--and especially boys--need hours of physical activity every day. They don't get enough because their schools won't let them.<p>This is a story about successful kids (especially boys), common sense, and research.<p>Most of us spend hours each day sitting at work. Science says it's killing us, and …

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The New Science of the Creative Brain on Nature

Neuroscientist David Strayer often hikes the red rocks of Utah’s Arches National Park with friends. After two and a half miles one sunny day, his group arrived at the famous Landscape Arch—a stunning ribbon of rock spanning roughly the length of a football field—and stopped to enjoy the spectacular …

Exercise Makes You Smarter as You Age

A new study finds that endurance sports like cycling may help prevent cognitive decline<p>Here’s more reason to keep riding well after you’ve eclipsed 40 years old: Endurance exercise may keep your brain working at full-tilt as you age, according to a new study in the journal <i>Medicine & Science in</i> …

How Cycling Makes You Smarter and Happier

It's no secret that cycling makes you fitter. Research shows that it also sharpens your thinking and melts away stress. Here's how to maximize the cognitive benefits cycling.<p>Every morning Canadian neuroscientist Brian Christie, PhD, gives his brain an extra boost. We're not talking about tossing …