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Five Best Treadmills for Your Home

Exercise is an extremely important component of living a healthy life, both physically and mentally.  But sometimes, exercising at the gym is really not the best option.  It might be that you are short on time or it might be that you do not want to shell out $40 per month for a gym membership. [...]

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The Health Benefits of Tai Chi Chuan

While eastern practices such as yoga and meditation have become mainstream as more people discover its tremendous mental and physical benefits, another traditional eastern practice has stayed relatively unknown.  That is the practice of Tai Chi.  Tai Chi Chuan is a martial arts developed by Zhang San Feng in the 12th century AD.  But since [...]

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What Equipment Do You Need to Start Boxing

This blog makes a big deal about exercise and getting fit.  Not only is exercise vitally important for the body, it is also great for the brain.  I think one of the best sports to do for exercise is boxing.  A panel of experts ranked boxing as the sport requiring the most athleticism.  However, don't [...]

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High Emotional Intelligence Linked with Better Decision-making Abilities

I think society has placed too much emphasis on IQ.  Educators use it as an indicator of future success and we as a general populous often associate a high IQ with high intelligence and future success.  But having a high IQ doesn't always mean that you make the best decisions concerning your life.  But you know what [...]

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7 Tips for Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is utterly important to learning, your mood, memory, and your overall ability to function the next morning.  That is why it's not just important to get enough sleep, but it is important to get a good night's sleep, or quality sleep.  Quality sleep sleep means not waking up 2-3 times in the middle of the night.  It [...]

The Cheerleader Effect is Real

Barney Stinson is right.  The Cheerleader Effect does indeed exist.  In the show How I Met Your Mother, Barney Stinson theorized of "the cheerleader effect," wherein a girl is more attractive when in a group than when in person.  Although the name of the theory was postulated in the show, there is some scientific basis to the theory [...]

Green Tea Improves Working Memory

Green tea is one of the most popular beverages in the world and it is widely known for its various health benefits.  But in addition to the various benefits to your body, it turns out that green tea can also benefit your mind.  A recent study conducted shows that green tea can improve your working [...]

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Sleep Better to Learn Better: Sleep Deprivation Hurts Learning

Dimitri Ivanovich Mendeleyev is the father of the periodic table.  And if it wasn't for nodding off one fateful night, the periodic table as we know it might not exist.  While contemplating the nature of the universe and playing solitaire, Mendeleyev dozed off.  But when he awoke, he knew how all the atoms in the [...]

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