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A neuroscience-based action plan to deal with stress after El Paso and Dayton shootings

A neuroscience-based action plan to deal with stress after El Paso and Dayton shootingsThe tragedies in El Paso and Dayton bring sadness, grief and stress to many people. Ash T Productions/Shutterstock.comAfter the mass murders in El Paso and Dayton, discussions about improving mental health and strengthening gun control laws may be comforting. Neither affords a plan, however, to address the stress that comes with these events to the...

Creamy Dark Chocolate Mousse

Creamy Dark Chocolate MousseSatisfy your chocolate cravings with our lighter take on dark chocolate mousse. It‘s so rich, creamy and chocolate-y, we don‘t think you‘ll miss the fat and calories of traditional mousse — and you‘ll benefit from the "healthy fats" found in our secret ingredient: avocado.  Ingredients 4 ripe avocados ¼ cup light coconut m...

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...

Grilled Chili-Lime Salmon

Grilled Chili-Lime SalmonFire up the grill! With a zingy dry rub and a hint of zesty lime, this heart healthy salmon recipe will tantalize your taste buds. It‘s great for backyard barbecues or just as a change of pace from your regular dinner routine. Ingredients Dry rub ½ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon cumin ...

Preview: ABC‘s Redesign my Brain with Todd Sampson

Preview: ABC‘s Redesign my Brain with Todd SampsonOver the show‘s three episodes, Todd Sampson tests whether it‘s possible to enhance his mind, using exercises designed by scientists. ABCWe live in an age of great public fascination with minds and brains; books about brain plasticity, for instance, regularly make the bestseller lists. This fascination is not merely the product of our thirst for kn...

Brain training – why it‘s no walk in the park

Brain training – why it‘s no walk in the parkWe don‘t need fancy gadgets to improve our brain power. ScandinavianStock/Shutterstock.comYou’ve probably heard of “brain training exercises” – puzzles, tasks and drills which claim to keep you mentally agile. Maybe, especially if you’re an older person, you’ve even bought the book, or the app, in the hope of staving off mental decline....

Salmon With Horseradish-Dill Sauce

Salmon With Horseradish-Dill SauceSalmon and dill are a perfect pairing, and we‘ve kicked this dish up a notch with a hint of zingy horseradish.  Ingredients Four 5oz salmon fillets 2 teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning 1/3 cup fat-free sour cream 1/3 cup fat-free plain Greek yogurt 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped 1 teaspoon lemon juic...

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...

Dark Chocolate-Orange Brownies

Dark Chocolate-Orange BrowniesWe‘ve given brownies a zingy twist (pun intended) for a sinfully delicious dessert without the guilt.  Ingredients 15-oz can black beans, drained 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips 3 tablespoons canola oil 3 large eggs 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup baking cocoa 1 teaspoon instant coffee 1 teas...

Vegan Peanut Butter-Banana Ice Cream

Vegan Peanut Butter-Banana Ice CreamI scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. And this simple vegan version — featuring Elvis Presley‘s favorite food combination: peanut butter and bananas — will have you screaming for more. Ingredients 6 bananas 2 tablespoons peanut butter ½ cup soy milk Instructions Peel bananas and cut into ½ in...

Creamy Potato and Leek Soup

Creamy Potato and Leek SoupThis lighter take on Julia Child‘s classic French potato and leek soup is the perfect comfort food. Low in calories and fat, it only tastes decadent. Enjoy it for lunch or dinner on a blustery day, or serve as a starter at your next gathering. Bon appétit! Ingredients 1 medium (½ pound) potato, sliced, diced and peeled 1.5 (½ p...

Vegan Zucchini Lasagna With Tofu ‘Ricotta‘

Vegan Zucchini Lasagna With Tofu ‘Ricotta‘Zucchini, that versatile veggie, takes center stage in our delicious vegan lasagna with tofu "ricotta." You‘ll love the fresh flavors in this twist on an classic Italian dish. Ingredients Lasagna 5-6 zucchini, sliced lengthwise in ¼ inch thick slices 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound cremini mushrooms, sliced ¼ inch thic...

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 ...

Grilled Salsa

Grilled SalsaWhether you’re growing tomatoes at home or buying them from the store, this homemade salsa recipe is a great way to enjoy fresh summer produce. And by grilling your veggies you’ll get a deeper, smokey flavor you might only think possible from store-bought salsa. Ingredients 6 Roma tomatoes (or combination) 2 jalapeño peppers ...

Brain-training isn‘t just a modern phenomenon, the Edwardians were also fans

Brain-training isn‘t just a modern phenomenon, the Edwardians were also fansDidn‘t improve their brains much. Review of Reviews (1904)Brain-training programmes are all the rage. They are part of a growing digital brain-health industry that earned more than US$1 billion in revenue in 2012 and is estimated to reach US$6 billion by 2020. The extent to which they actually improve brain function remains hotly debated. But there...

Fennel, Onion & Cheese Flatbread

Fennel, Onion & Cheese FlatbreadOur easy-to-make flatbread is topped with fragrant fennel, caramelized onions and a goat cheese-mozzarella blend, and paired with a peppery arugula salad. It makes a tasty party appetizer, or enjoy it as a light lunch. Ingredients 1 6-inch square flatbread ½ medium red onion, sliced 1 cup arugula, washed, dried and coarsely...

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger SoupFresh carrot and ginger are enhanced by Indian spices in this simple yet sublime vegetarian soup recipe. It‘s light on calories (also, fat-free), but bursting with flavor. Ingredients 2 ½ cups onions, roughly chopped (about 4 to 5 medium onions) 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 3 ½ teaspoons coriander, ground 3 ½ t...

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...

Brain training games won‘t help children do better at school

Brain training games won‘t help children do better at schoolA quick game on the way to school won‘t help ace the maths test. Boy on tablet by Twin Design/ShutterstockThere has been a big increase recently in the number of computerised “brain training” programs marketed at young children. These programs make impressive claims – that they can help children learn better, that they improve children’s fo...

Brain-training apps just make you better at playing games

Brain-training apps just make you better at playing games#Fail. SlipstreamJC #Fail. SlipstreamJC I’m not old by any means, but I’ve become a little more forgetful lately. This morning I poured myself a thermos of coffee and left for lab, abandoning it on the kitchen counter. I nearly forgot about the paper I had to review this week until I saw the deadline looming on my desk calendar. And I didn’t ...
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