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Mexican-Spiced Fruit & Veggies

Mexican-Spiced Fruit & VeggiesKick your favorite summer fruits and veggies up a notch with the bold, zingy flavors of Mexican chiles, lime and salt.  Ingredients 1 large jicama, peeled, cut into sticks 1 large cucumber, peeled, cut into rounds 16 ounces watermelon, cut into triangles 1 lime, halved crosswise 1/8 teaspoon of Tajin Cl...

The science, drugs and tech pushing our brains to new limits

The science, drugs and tech pushing our brains to new limitsJonathan Cohen/Flickr, CC BY-NCA recent explosion of neuroscience techniques is driving substantial advances in our understanding of the brain. Combined with developments in engineering, machine learning and computing this flowering has helped us enhance our cognitive abilities and potential. In fact, new research into the extraordinary machine in ...

Loaded Caprese Salad

Loaded Caprese SaladFresh, healthy and easy to make, a loaded Caprese salad is the perfect summer dish. Bring it as a side to your next socially distanced gathering, or enjoy it for lunch or dinner on its own. Ingredients 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 cup cucumber, chopped 1 cup sweet peppers, chopped ¼ cup green onion, chopped 3...

How a simple brain training program could help you stay away from alcohol

How a simple brain training program could help you stay away from alcoholShutterstockAround one in five Australians will develop an alcohol use disorder, such as dependence, during their lifetime. Reports suggest some people have been drinking more during the COVID pandemic, potentially putting themselves at greater risk of becoming dependent. While some people will seek treatment for problem drinking, more than half of...

Working memory: How you keep things ‘in mind‘ over the short term

Working memory: How you keep things ‘in mind‘ over the short termIt‘s a crucial cog in the your ability to perform a variety of mental tasks. Lightspring via Shutterstock.com.When you need to remember a phone number, a shopping list or a set of instructions, you rely on what psychologists and neuroscientists refer to as working memory. It’s the ability to hold and manipulate information in mind, over brief int...

Blueberry Basil Pie

Blueberry Basil PieNothing says summer quite like blueberry pie. In this recipe, sweet, juicy blueberries pair perfectly with fresh basil. Enjoy a delicious slice at your next backyard BBQ. Ingredients Double Pie Crust 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour ½ teaspoon salt 2/3 cup butter or butter-flavored shortening ...

Aging brains aren‘t necessarily declining brains

Aging brains aren‘t necessarily declining brainsIt‘s not all bad news for older brains. Man image via www.shutterstock.comFor years, conventional wisdom held that growing older tends to be bad news for brains. Past behavioral data largely pointed to loss in cognitive – that is, thinking – abilities with age, including poorer memory and greater distractibility. Physical measures of brain stru...

‘Fried‘ Green Tomatoes

‘Fried‘ Green TomatoesEnjoy a healthy twist on this delicious Southern classic. Our oven-fried green tomatoes are paired with a cool, zingy jalapeño-cilantro Greek yogurt dressing.  Ingredients 4 medium-sized green tomatoes (about 1 1/3 lb) 1 teaspoon pepper 1/3 cup white cornmeal mix 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs ½ cup all purpose...

Game your way to weight loss, thanks to new research

Game your way to weight loss, thanks to new researchNew goals ShutterstockThere are many different ways which people try to lose weight. After a long day in the office some people manage to drag themselves to the gym and squeeze in that all-important cardio session. Others may regularly find themselves forgoing the gym to head home and relax. And there are a huge range of diet plans, many of which r...

Quick and Easy Hummus

Quick and Easy HummusIf you’re looking to mix up your stay-at-home snack time, try out this delicious dip. High in fiber and protein, and low in fat (with no saturated fat), it’s a healthy – and tasty – way to treat yourself. And it‘s a great way to use some of those cans of beans you‘ve stocked up on. Ingredients 1 can garbanzo beans (chickpeas) dr...

Lemon Tea-Marinated Chicken

Lemon Tea-Marinated ChickenTea is more than just a warm, soothing drink — it also makes a flavorful marinade for chicken. In this recipe, lemon tea pairs perfectly with honey and fresh herbs. Serve with a side of veggies or add it to a fresh, crisp salad. And try other tea flavors (orange, green, etc.) to create fun variations of the recipe. Ingredients 4 lemon...

Are brain games mostly BS?

Are brain games mostly BS?You might just be getting better at the game you‘re practicing. Malcolm Lightbody/Unsplash, CC BYYou’ve probably seen ads for apps promising to make you smarter in just a few minutes a day. Hundreds of so-called “brain training” programs can be purchased for download. These simple games are designed to challenge mental abilities, with the ult...

Mashed Cauliflower

Mashed CauliflowerOur mashed cauliflower is a tasty, figure-friendly alternative to mashed potatoes. And because the cauliflower is roasted instead of boiled, it keeps its nutrients. So you can feel good about helping yourself to seconds. Ingredients 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 1 clove of garlic, chopped 1 shallot, chopped 1/8 ...

Want to stop the COVID-19 stress meltdown? Train your brain

Want to stop the COVID-19 stress meltdown? Train your brainToday‘s high-stress environment is an opportunity to reset how our brains deal with stressful situations. CasarsaGuru/iStockLet’s face it: We’re all under stress right now. The uncertainty and constant health threats surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have upended our lives. We may need two vaccines: one to protect us from the coronavirus and...

Christmas Day: to be a winning host, prep like a sports pro

Christmas Day: to be a winning host, prep like a sports proGame time. ShutterstockHosting a Christmas gathering can sometimes prove challenging, much like a critical sports game can for an athlete. And while they have prize money, world rankings and pride on the line, your festive spoils – happy guests, a tasty lunch – can feel just as important. So borrowing some mental skills and strategies from the ...

Roasted Chicken With Cranberry Sauce

Roasted Chicken With Cranberry SauceYour entire family will enjoy our tender, juicy roasted chicken, which gets its delicious flavor from thyme, sage and fresh cranberries. Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1½ teaspoons dried thyme Coarse salt and ground pepper to taste 4 bone-in chicken breasts (7 ounces each, uncooked) 1 medium on...

Grilled Trout & Lemon-Basil Pasta

Grilled Trout & Lemon-Basil PastaWhat‘s more delicious than grilled trout? Grilled trout topped with our flavorful basil-walnut pesto and paired with a side of zesty lemon-basil pasta. And did you know that lake trout is an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, which can decrease your risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and high cholesterol — not to mention some types ...

Thai Chopped Chicken Salad

Thai Chopped Chicken SaladLooking for a salad to prepare for a luncheon or party? Try our tasty Thai chopped chicken salad. It‘s loaded with crisp veggies and succulent marinated chicken (or skip the chicken if you‘re a vegetarian), and topped with a flavorful homemade peanut sauce. Ingredients Chicken and Marinade ¼ cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoons ri...

Avocado Toast

Avocado ToastAvocado toast is the perfect heart-healthy breakfast or snack, and ours — garnished with fresh cucumber, radish and watercress — may have you swearing off jam and hazelnut spread forever.   Ingredients Tomato salsa: 1 tablespoon mint, fresh, stemmed, finely chopped 1/4 lemon, zested and juiced 1 tomato, finely dice...

So much talk about ‘the brain‘ in education is meaningless

So much talk about ‘the brain‘ in education is meaninglessTeaching ‘the student‘ and teaching ‘the brain‘ is the same thing. from www.shutterstock.com.auYou may have noticed a steady increase in the use of brain-based language in education recently. You may also have noticed that, beyond the creation of some lucrative learning tools, this language hasn’t done much to meaningfully add to the teaching/lea...
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