Mind and Memory

Improve your memory and maintain a healthy mind with our carefully curated articles that keep your mind sharp.

Your Technology Use Is Making You Stupid—Here’s How

We love our gadgets! They make life easier and help us work smarter, right? Um, durr, uhh, actually, no.

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5 Myths About Left-Handed People to Stop Believing (and 2 Surprising Truths)

Just 10 percent of the population is left-handed. There are many myths about the differences between righties and lefties, yet...

The 5 Types of Memory Everyone Has and Why They Matter

Your memory has two main components: a working memory faculty for thoughts that are currently active in your mind, and...

Follow These Memory Tricks, and You’ll Never Forget Anyone’s Name Again

Recent studies shed light on why memory blips happen when you are trying to remember someone's name, and what you...

Being an Older Mom Could Boost Your Brainpower—Here’s Why

Kiss your biological clock goodbye! There’s now even more reason to have kids later in life.

This Is the Best Time to Exercise to Improve Your Memory, According to Science

Cramming for a big exam, or memorizing a Powerpoint for that important board presentation? Take a quick study break and hit the...

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28 Amazing Facts About Your Brain That Will Blow Your Mind

The brain is one of the most astonishing and intricate parts of the human body. Here are some strangely interesting...

14 Survival Mnemonics That Could Save You From Big Trouble

If only all of life's emergencies came with a mnemonic device. Fortunately, these—from heart attack signs to how to save...

You Can Train Your Brain to Have Superhuman Memory

What’s the difference between 
your brain and the brain of someone who can remember hundreds of words OR numbers? Just...

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The Scientific Reason You Forget the Most Random of Things

If you've ever drawn a blank—like your neighbor's name, your grandmother's hometown, or that actress from your favorite movie—then you're...

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10 Healthy Habits That Will Keep Your Mind Sharp

From exercise to sleep to healthy eating, the choices you make every day can help prevent dementia and keep your...

There’s a Shocking (and Scary) Link Between Driving and Your Mental Health, According to Science

You might want to reconsider your long work commute after reading this.

Getting a Healthy Brain Could Be as Easy as Eating These 8 Herbs

Most herbs and spices have medicinal benefits, and a handful are thought to boost brain health. Aim to get more...

This Is the Real Reason You’re Right- or Left-Brained—and It Has Nothing to Do with Creativity

And no, righties don't have an advantage (unless it comes to holding scissors).

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Why a Little Forgetfulness Is Actually a Good Thing

A little memory lapse may actually be a sign that your brain is working. Here's what you need to know

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Your Brain Has a “Delete” Button—and Using It Couldn’t Be Easier

Hint: It's all in your head... No expensive gadgets needed!

Forget Facial Expressions and Reputation: 3 Surprising Rules to Sharpen Your Trust Instincts

Here are the real factors to focus on to determine the trustworthy people in your life.

Science Just Proved That You Can (and Should!) Doodle All You Want—Here’s Why

With nothing more than pencil and paper, you can make yourself happy (and possibly smarter!) in under three minutes.

Can’t Concentrate? You’re Probably Not Getting Enough of These 10 Foods

Are there meals that can mend your mind? We asked the experts for real brain foods: Here are the treats...

Is Soda Bad for Your Brain? The Science Is Seriously Scary

Before you pop open another can of cola, wrap your mind around this.

5 Brain-Boosting Foods That Will Make You Smarter

You are what you eat, as the saying goes. And if you add these foods to your diet, your brain...

The Science Is In! This Diet Lets You Eat Your Way to a Younger, Healthier Brain

You already know that you are what you eat, but your food choices can have an even bigger effect on...

Why Some Songs Get Stuck in Your Head, According to Science

Psychologists explain why "Moves Like Jagger" has been playing on repeat in your mind since you stepped foot in the...

The No-Fail Way to Motivate Yourself to Go to the Gym, According to Science

There's a gulf of difference between the things we know we should do and the things that we actually do...

8 Reasons You’re Suddenly Forgetting Things

Good news! These surprising causes of memory problems are all fixable.

10 Things All Highly Creative People Do

Are you are an HCP (Highly Creative Person)? All of us are born creative, Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire...