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Hyperbolic Discounting – Why You Make Terrible Life Choices

by Lakshmi Mani[Editor’s Note:  Hyperbolic Discounting is one of many forms of Cognitive Bias, shortcuts that our brains take when processing information.  This particular form of bias is what lies underneath procrastination.  It can keep us from making good decisions.]Have you ever had a mounting pile of work you KNOW you need to do? There’s […]

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How to Make Outstanding Health Decisions

better health decisions

​by Julia Scalise, DN, PhDInformation overload on health-related treatments, modalities, products, and programs increases daily. Articles to read, programs to review, information to consider, and products to try inundate us daily.It is harder and harder to discern that which is beneficial and that which may be detrimental. There is a lot of good information out […]

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Cognitive Bias: 5 Mental Errors That Lead to Bad Decisions

Cognitive Bias

Brains are lazy…AND they are dealing with major Information Overload!  In 2015, research showed that 2.5 Quintillion bytes of data are created every day. Since that number seems to be increasing all the time, we can assume it is far greater now!  As a point of reference, 2.5 Quintillion bytes of data = 100 million Blu-ray discs.EVERY DAY!!!!!! We […]

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16 Best Natural Brain-Boosters from an Expert

Coffee, one of many brain-boosters

Plants containing bio-active compounds fill the natural world. Some of these bio-active compounds elicit a physiological effect in the mammals that eat these plants. This makes sense. Plants are sedentary creatures, so they rely on their ability to synthesize chemical compounds for defense.Sometimes, these plant-based compounds are toxic to the mammals that eat these plants. […]

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How to Improve Your Memory and Focus

by Julia Scalise, DN, PhDDo you feel overwhelmed? Does viewing or thinking about your “to do” list exhaust you before you even start? Are you struggling with keeping your concentration, focus and memory operating at their peak?  This seems to be the norm of our current lives.The world runs 24/7, but it is different from […]

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Technology Influences Your Brain – For Better or Worse?

Texting and Tweeting: How Technology Influences the Brain By Susan Grotenhuis, Brain Fitness Facilitator at Asbury Methodist Village  What do Finland and North Carolina have in common? They are both pitching the appeal of silence. Finland’s board of tourism is promoting the phrase Silence Please as one of its ad campaigns, and in North Carolina you […]

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Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda – Life in a Parallel Universe

parallel universe

by Julia Scalise, DN, PhD What if? Have you ever questioned yourself to think what if you had said yes or no to certain events, choices, or circumstances, when you have said or done the opposite?  How would your life be different? How would your life be better? How would your life be worse? Life unfolds […]

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Want to Ace Your Exams? These 9 Scientifically Proven Study Tips Will Up Your Chances!

Do exams strike fear into your heart? ASAP Science spent time ‘researching the research’ – here are 9 BEST Scientifically Proven Study Tips

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Proven Tips to Make Your Reading Time and Comprehension Better

reading time and comprehension

Part of the secret to learning more easily is to understand HOW to study. This will help improve your reading time and comprehension

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