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Jeff Edwards

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Feb 12, 2016 5:04:24 PM
Do Know-It-Alls Really Know It All?

You’re at a cocktail party just making casual conversation. Then one person chimes in, “oh yes, I’ve been there.” Or, “I know all about that.” Perhaps they do know, or maybe they really don’t but feel compelled to make the claim anyway. So how do you know if a know-it-all really knows what they’re talking about?

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By Jeff Edwards

Topics: Science, Health

Feb 11, 2016 6:52:21 PM
Sweet Potatoes: Brain Food

It’s not just for holiday dinners anymore! The sweet potato provides many health benefits, including improved brain function. Some scientists and nutritionists recommend replacing white potatoes with sweet potatoes in your year-round diet.

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By Jeff Edwards

Topics: Science, Fitness, Health, Food

Feb 5, 2016 4:24:12 PM
Are We Becoming A Touch Deprived Society?

Maybe you felt a fabric recently that made you smile. Or experienced a sense of calm as you pet the cat. Interestingly, our brain processes these sensations in a contextual way that plays a definite role in how we respond.

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By Jeff Edwards

Topics: Science, Fitness, Art, Health

Feb 2, 2016 7:48:12 PM
Green Tea Benefits Your Gray Matter

Maybe you’ve seen these people…or maybe you are one already. They sip green tea at the coffee and tea houses. Not only are they raising the “cool” factor, they are deriving multiple health and lifestyle benefits from green tea. If you aren’t already on the green tea bandwagon, consider these benefits…

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By Jeff Edwards

Topics: Science, Fitness, Art, Health

Jan 29, 2016 2:04:33 PM
Art on the Brain

Ever wonder why you like a certain work of art, and someone else doesn’t? Why do you gravitate toward a particular color, yet a friend hates it? Well, there’s an emerging field of science that may explain why you have preferences about art.

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By Jeff Edwards

Topics: Science, Fitness, Art, Health

Jan 26, 2016 4:32:16 PM
More Reps May Cause Fewer Winks.

If you think that intensive training tires you out and leads to more sleep…think again. There is evidence that some athletes may have difficulty getting quality sleep and even experience mood changes following intense training. Studies also suggest that carbs could help alleviate these effects.

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By Jeff Edwards

Topics: Science, Fitness, Health

Jan 22, 2016 6:09:33 PM
Dinner Sounds Delicious!

There is the sound of food – sizzling, crunching, smacking. And there is the sound of your food environment – music, conversation, noise. New research suggests that the acoustic atmosphere can affect the taste of your food when you dine.

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By Jeff Edwards

Topics: Science, Fitness, Health

Jan 19, 2016 5:03:18 PM
Be Active. Get Smarter.

When you flex your muscles, you also flex your brain! In a recent study, researchers determined that people who exercise enhance the plasticity of their brain. The benefits include better learning ability, improved memory, and even recovery from some neurological conditions.

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By Jeff Edwards

Topics: Science, Fitness, Health