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5 Sites and Apps to Read Free, Quick Short Stories Everyday - @MakeUSeOf

5 Sites and Apps to Read Free, Quick Short Stories Everyday - @MakeUSeOf | cognition | Scoop.it
If you aren’t reading fiction already, you should be! Reading fiction has several benefits, studies have shown, from relieving stress and sleeping better to lightening your mood and keeping your mind sharp as you age.

Now, it’s advisable to target one brain-boosting habit each year. So for 2016, let’s make it about reading a little fiction every day. Like with any habit, the less resistance in getting started, the easier it will be.

We scoured the world wide web for the best sites and apps that serve a dose of short stories whenever you want them. Here’s what you need.

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How Your Language Affects Your Wealth and Health: Scientific American

How Your Language Affects Your Wealth and Health: Scientific American | cognition | Scoop.it
An international study suggests languages shape how we think about the future, and how we plan for it
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Chen’s recent findings suggest that an unlikely factor, language, strongly affects our future-oriented behavior. Some languages strongly distinguish the present and the future. Other languages only weakly distinguish the present and the future. Chen’s recent research suggests that people who speak languages that weakly distinguish the present and the future are better prepared for the future.

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Language can move the future back and forth
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Food for thought: Eat your way to dementia - health - 03 September 2012 - New Scientist

Food for thought: Eat your way to dementia - health - 03 September 2012 - New Scientist | cognition | Scoop.it

Sugar junkies take note: a calorific diet isn't just bad for your body, it may also trigger Alzheimer's disease

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An Olive Oil Compound That Makes Your Throat Itch May Prevent Alzheimer's: Scientific American

An Olive Oil Compound That Makes Your Throat Itch May Prevent Alzheimer's: Scientific American | cognition | Scoop.it
An olive oil compound that makes your throat itch may also help prevent Alzheimer's
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Some studies have shown that oleocanthal interferes with the formation of characteristic neurofibrillary tangles and beta-amyloid plaques, both of which play principal roles in Alzheimer's neurological devastation.

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Q&A: Parasites, Modern Life and Immune Systems Gone Haywire | Wired Science | Wired.com

Q&A: Parasites, Modern Life and Immune Systems Gone Haywire | Wired Science | Wired.com | cognition | Scoop.it

According to Velasquez-Manoff and the scientists he writes about, it’s no coincidence. A fast-growing body of research suggests that immune systems, produced by millions of years of evolution in a microbe-rich world, rely on certain exposures to calibrate themselves. Disrupt those exposures, as we have through modern medicine, food and lifestyle, and things go haywire.

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How Social Networks Can Make Us Healthier And Happier

How Social Networks Can Make Us Healthier And Happier | cognition | Scoop.it

Sometimes a little over-sharing online can be a good thing, at least if it’s about your health.


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