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How do we learn to learn? New research offers an education

Cognitive training designed to focus on what’s important while ignoring distractions can enhance the brain’s information processing, enabling the ability to “learn to learn,” finds a new study on mice. “As any educator knows, merely recollecting the information we learn in school is hardly the point of an education,” says André Fenton, a professor of […]

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How intestinal bacteria communicate with the body

Bacteria in the intestine pack a wide spectrum of their biomolecules into small capsules. These are transported via the bloodstream to various organs in the body and even absorbed and processed by nerve cells in the brain. This has now been shown for the first time by a team of researchers from Goethe University, FAU […]

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How to start running

If you’re wondering how to start running, it’s no surprise. Not only are there plenty of health benefits to running, it’s also an incredibly accessible form of exercise that can be done almost anywhere. From boosting fitness levels to assisting weight loss to lowering blood pressure, running is also a great way to increase your […]

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How coronavirus differs from influenza: Symptoms to watch for this flu season

Coronavirus in America: Your questions answered Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy address questions and concerns surrounding COVID-19. With another flu season just around the corner and COVID-19 variants continuing to spread across the U.S., health officials are warning Americans to take caution. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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How To Open Your Crown Chakra

Though you might have been encouraged to open and align your chakras in past yoga or meditation classes, it’s likely that you have never known exactly what that means. In Hindu and yogic traditions, chakras represent spiritual energy centers along the body. Though there are 114 pools of energy throughout the body, according to Conscious […]