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22 Ways to Overclock Your Brain

22 Ways to Overclock Your Brain
“I just found out that the brain is like a computer. If that’s true, then there really aren’t any stupid people. Just people running DOS.” - Anonymous The brain is a three-pound supercomputer. It is the command and control center running your life. Your brain is more complicated than any computer we can imagine. It’s simple, your brain is at the center of everything you do, all you feel and think, and every nuance of how you relate to people. No matter what your age, mental exercise has a global, positive effect on the brain. 1. Research suggests that people who get plenty of physical exercise can wind up with better brains. 2. It isn’t just physical exercise that gets those brain cells jumping. 3. Our brains are wired to be curious. 4. Scientists tell us that laughter is good for our health; that it releases endorphins and other positively powerful chemicals into our system. 5. 6. Get out an old photo album or high school yearbook. 7. Can “bad” fats make you dumb? 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

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