Train Your Memory And Learn Better

January 21st, 2016 — 7:34am

Train-Your-MemoryYour driver’s exam. Next week’s history quiz. Those groceries your room told you to pick up at the store. The SAT. Can your memory handle everything that’s on your mind?

Let’s face it: Most of us don’t have perfect memories. We all forget things, whether it’s something harmless, like what you wore to school last Monday, or something more important, like the information you need to pass a test.

Your memory could be practically photographic, or it could be as bad as Drew Barrymore’s in 50 First Dates. Either way, you probably wouldn’t mind improving your powers of recollection. Fortunately, your brain will let you do just that.

Types of Memory

There are several different types of memory. The one …

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Drive Right And Survive Alive!

January 14th, 2016 — 7:24am

Drive-RightSarah’s little brother drives her crazy, even when she’s doing the driving. “‘I don’t want to go to school! Take me home! Stop playing that song!’ Driving him to school is frustrating,” groans 18-year-old Sarah Odle of Montcalm, W.Va. Even worse, it can be dangerous. “I know,” Odle says, “because I recently cut off another car on a one-lane bridge while trying to explain why we weren’t turning back to get his Yu-Gi-Oh! toys from home.”

Lose your focus at school and your grades suffer. But lose your focus while driving a car and you risk injuring or killing yourself, your passengers, and others. Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death for Americans between the ages of …

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The Pets Are Taking Over!

January 7th, 2016 — 6:56am

Pets-Are-Taking-OverMany people are animal lovers and that usually means they have more than one pet. Some people may have three to five cats, two or three dogs, maybe a rabbit or a hamster. Hopefully they don…

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Change the Way You View the World

December 31st, 2015 — 6:45am

Ironman-GravitySuffering from back pain at any age is never pleasurable. There are many people who live with the fact that they have compressed discs or that their spine isn…

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Crushes And The Realities Of Body Language

December 17th, 2015 — 6:10am

Body-LanguageTom has a crush on Kayla, the new girl in school. One morning he gets up the nerve to speak to her in the hallway after class.

“Hey, Kayla,” he says shyly. He tilts his head to one side and rubs the back of his neck with one hand. “I was wondering if you’d like to hang out with me on Friday night.”

Kayla pauses and then reaches up to tug on one ear. “Um, that sounds fun,” she says with a shrug of her shoulders. She presses her lips together as she gazes down at her shoes. “Well, I’ve got class now. See you later,” she says, quickly turning away.

Does Tom have a chance with Kayla? Probably not. …

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Concentrate On Your Eating – And Gain Health Benefits

December 3rd, 2015 — 5:30am

Gain-Health-BenefitsCharletta Harris, 17, a junior from Oakland, Calif., was once a typical teen eater, munching fast food on the run. Today she’s a vegetarian who enjoys sitting down with her older sister, Geralina, to eat a home-cooked meal.

Charletta engages in mindful eating, a practice of savoring food and appreciating its nourishing effects. The technique is based on Zen meditation, which calls for the clearing of one’s mind through focus on an activity. The opposite of mindful eating is distracted eating, an all-too-familiar dietary practice.

Eating meals in front of the TV has become an American tradition. Forty percent of young people say they always or often watch television during dinner, according to a 1999 study from the National Institute

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The Mysteries Of An Old Crash

November 29th, 2015 — 5:17am

collision-smashesON AUGUST 2, 1947, an airplane flying west from Buenos Aires, Argentina, radioed the airport in Santiago, Chile, that it would be arriving in just four minutes. It never arrived. The disappearance of the plane–named Star Dust–became one of aviation’s most baffling mysteries.

Then, in January 1998, two mountaineers climbing Mount Tupungato, one of the most formidable peaks in the South American Andes, made a grim discovery. They found one of Star Dust’s engines, along with scraps of metal, tattered clothing, and a mummified human hand.

The discovery of Star Dust’s remains served only to deepen the mystery of its disappearance. Why had traces of it shown up now, when exhaustive searches up and down the Andes had revealed nothing? …

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Beating Dislexia Is A Battle, But It Can Be Won

November 26th, 2015 — 4:50am

Beating-DislexiaAndrew Miller, 13, used to end homework assignments with the slam of his bedroom door. “Homework was hard,” he said. “I yelled a lot.”

His mom sometimes yelled too. “It was not a fun environment,” Cynthia Miller said. “Andrew was frustrated because he wanted to be done. I was frustrated because I wanted him to do good work.”

Frustration and fights over homework mounted at the Miller home until four years ago, when Andrew finally learned why he was struggling in school. Andrew has a reading disorder called dyslexia. People who have dyslexia have trouble connecting the sounds that make up spoken words with the letters that spell out those words on the written page. Those connections are essential for …

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Make Holidays The Best They Can Be

November 23rd, 2015 — 4:33am

DressingGrandma’s pumpkin pie. Aunt Maria’s seven-layer salad. Uncle Ted’s cranberry sauce. And, of course, that big turkey roasting in the oven. All of these are ingredients for a great Christmas. Yet, when it comes to holidays, the most important ingredient isn’t poured into the sweet potato casserole or placed on the table. The most important ingredient at a family feast is, well, family.

That’s where problems can begin. Even if the turkey, stuffing, and pie are perfect, your relatives might not be! How can you keep your cool when your sister’s bugging you, your uncle is yammering, and Grandma keeps making comments about your hair?

Turkey, Dressing, and Stressing

“Holidays can be a very stressful time for families,” admits Jennifer …

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Really Knowing Your Family Can Help You Live Longer!

November 20th, 2015 — 4:35pm

Your-Family“Grandma, could you please pass the stuffing–and, hey, have you ever been diagnosed with hypertension or high cholesterol?” A family holiday may seem like a strange time to discuss matters of life and death, but the U.S. surgeon general says it’s the ideal time to collect information about the health of
your grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins–since they’re all gathered in one place. In fact, Thanksgiving has been officially declared National Family History Day.

Why does the country’s top health official care whether you know what disease your great aunt Flora died of? Why should you? Because it could help you live longer. “Many diseases and conditions are at least partially hereditary,” explains Alan Guttmacher, deputy director of the National …

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