News stories about the care and feeding of your brain

Are you cuckoo for cocoa?  This article says that cocoa boosts brain health.

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Earn more money on the job!  Solve a crossword per day to hone your problem- solving skills.  Employers reward problem solvers with promotions and higher salaries.  Win/win, no?

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Re-wiring your brain might take years, months . . . weeks?  Some say it can be done in hours.

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Seth Godin on being highly selective in your reading: Folks are entitled to their opinions, but does that mean we have to listen to them? Great advice for aspiring puzzle constructors — ignore the critics. Your time is better spent honing your craft.

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Cramming for mid-terms or trying to remember where you parked the car?  Check out these easy, practical ways to improve your memory:

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Don’t sweat the small stuff (like not being able to finish a Monday puzzle).  Even the best solvers make mistakes.  Mel Schwartz shows us how to reframe the way we look at mistakes.

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A must-read Los Angeles Times article on memory training for kids.

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Improve your memory and learning ability by studying music. Check out this article in The Telegraph about the benefits of musical education.

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Dr. David Katz sees puzzle solving as “aerobics for the brain.”

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