There’s a big difference between reading social media updates and reading a book. It’s like taking the escalator instead of the stairs. Surface reading, skimming, and link-clicking all take away the ability to focus our complete attention. Deep reading is a cognitive activity that could affect the way you age. People who read books may […]
I don’t love cooking. “What’s for dinner?” is one of my least favorite questions. Do I not care about food, or am I just lazy? Probably a little of both. My dream is to have a Jetson’s kitchen where you tell Alexa to produce dinner.
If you’re in midlife, it’s time to take stock…Establishing a baseline now to assess your current situation, evaluate future risks, and modify daily habits increases the chances that you will end up where you planned.
What have you always wanted to learn to do, master or investigate? There are many mental gyms for a brain work-out.
Behavior and Smart Living Lifelong learning helps build new connections in the brain. Reading a news article or doing a crossword puzzle isn’t enough. The kind of learning you did in school created new neural connections. We need novel information that takes effort to encode to exercise the brain. “A critical requirement for neuroplasticity to […]
Smart Living and Behavior “Never label anything miscellaneous,” advises Gretchen Rubin in her new book, Outer Order, Inner Calm. If your entire home is one big miscellaneous, this is the book for you. Outer Order, Inner Calm is a short book of actionable suggestions about de-cluttering combined with the reasons why you should follow them. […]