Mind and Memory

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

7 Free Brain Games You Haven’t Tried Before

Strengthen your gray matter with these challenges to memory, math skills, and more.


15 Everyday Habits of People with an Impressive Memory

Need help with your memory? Even if you're not a memory genius, these common-sense strategies can help you remember...


This Is Why Reading Is So Important for Your Brain

Reading books isn’t just filling your head with knowledge—it’s nourishing it, and here are the benefits you can reap from...


The Real Reason Some People Hate the Sound of Chewing

Good news: If you hate the sound of heavy breathing or slurping soup, you're not going crazy. It's actually a...

10 Things You Never Knew About Left-Handed People

Only 10 percent of the population is left-handed. While there may not be many of them, being left-handed sure does...


This Body Part Ages Faster Than the Rest of You

Don’t worry, it’s not by much.


12 Brain-Boosting Secrets from a Memory Champion

Nelson Dellis can learn the names of 217 people in just 15 minutes—impressive! Here, he tells us how to use...


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14 Weird Brain Exercises That Help You Get Smarter

Giving your brain new experiences will keep it healthier. Try these mini mental workout exercises to prevent memory loss and...


10 Signs Your Brain Is Aging Faster Than You Are

Here's how to tell the difference between normal signs of aging and clues that may point to diseases.


50 Surprising Things About Your Brain We Bet You Didn’t Know

Our mind is a mysterious place, but we're learning more than ever about our gray matter. Here are myth-busting truths,...


23 Things You Never Knew About Your Brain

I'm the engine that keeps you running all day long, and I'm here to share the mysteries of how I...


10 Hidden Dangers of Being Left-Handed

Being left-handed can be inconvenient at times—but downright dangerous? Learn the hidden health risks all lefties face.

13 Ways Your Cell Phone Affects Your Body and Mind

We rely on our smartphones a lot. And because of that, they could be hurting our health.


17 Memory Tricks You’ll Never Forget

Improve your memory with these expert-recommended strategies to help you remember everything from important dates to names to small details


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This Is What Happens to Your Brain on a Diet

Your body and brain naturally fight against dieting. But that doesn't mean you can't diet healthily and sustainably.


8 Ordinary Things You Don’t Realize Are Messing with Your Brain

You probably don't notice, but these ordinary experiences can throw your mental muscles for a loop.


16 Habits You Never Knew Were Aging Your Brain

From the walk you skipped this morning to the snacks you'll have before bedtime, your daily choices may have a...


4 Body Parts That Could Reveal How Smart You Are, Research Says

Turns out, your brain may not be the only marker for your level of intelligence.


Do These 10 Things to Keep Your Brain Sharp and Healthy Later in Life

These behaviors and activities are proven to help keep your brain young.


15 Strange Things That Can Literally Rewire Your Brain

The brain is a mysterious organ, and researchers are just beginning to understand all of its complexities. But their discoveries...


5 Surprising Reasons You’re Getting Déjà Vu, According to Memory Researchers

Hint: It's probably not because you're a superhuman time traveler.

8 Medical Reasons That Might Be the Source of Your Brain Fog

Unable to gather your thoughts, confused, or forgetful? The conditions below may be why you have brain fog; try...


9 Medical Reasons Your Short-Term Memory Is Getting Worse

From medications to sleep, there are simple explanations—and fixes—for your forgetfulness.


9 Foods That Are Secretly Hurting Your Brain

You’ve probably heard of smart foods that boost your IQ. Conversely, some less healthy options can actually drain your...


Brain Development: 10 Ways Your Brain Changes as You Get Older

Brain development doesn't stop when you're young. You keep growing brain cells and connections, but decline starts earlier than...


16 Everyday Things That Are Making Us Dumber

Technology and modern society might be making us more efficient, but they sure aren't making us any smarter.


6 Brainy Habits of Exceptionally Wise People

Intelligence may be somewhat innate, but wisdom can most certainly be learned. Here’s how to wise up at any age.