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What Has Neuroscience Done for You Lately? Try These Brain Hacks

March 10, 2020

Have you ever had the frustrating experience of trying to talk to someone in a noisy bar? Or watched a YouTube video that you just can’t stop replaying in your memory? Neuroscience to the rescue! We spoke with Dr. Peter M. Vishton, Associate Professor of Psychology at William & Mary, about brain hacks backed by neuroscience. […]

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A Well-Trained Dog May Increase Longevity, among Other Benefits

October 20, 2019

A study published in an “American Heart Association Journal” article suggested that dog ownership can lead to a longer life. The evidence is rooted in the increased physical activity that comes with maintaining a pet that needs walking and exercise. Getting started on training a dog is easier than it sounds. […]

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As Sports Betting Moves Online, Re-Examining Games of Chance

September 15, 2019

Legal sports betting is shifting increasingly onto the internet, “The Westerly Sun” reported. Eighty percent of sports bets in New Jersey in 2018 were made via computers or smartphones. Before grabbing your credit card, consider another look at the odds and risks of gambling. […]

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Optimists Live Longer and Improve Job Performance, Studies Show

September 11, 2019

A recent study showed that optimists are likelier than pessimists to live past age 85. Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published their findings last month. Optimism also makes for better work performance, so how can we foster it? […]

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