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Read Slowly to Benefit Your Brain and Cut Stress

At least 30 minutes of uninterrupted reading with a book or e-book helps. (No surprises, but a great article anyway.)

* Psychological research suggests simple actions can project power, persuade others, increase empathy, boost cognitive performance and more...

Ayurvedic medicine has touted its cognitive enhancing effects for centuries. Bacopa herb commonly grows in marshy areas throughout India. Studies show that it has strong antioxidant properties, protects mental function in those with epilepsy who take the drug phenytion, while a study on rats showed administration improves learning skills.

Use symbols on Post-It Notes for students to show meta-cognition during reading! http://www.primary-education-oasis.com/teaching-reading-strategies.html

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Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn't Sure

You may want to cross train to really help your brain. Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn't Sure - NYTimes.com