Mind and Memory

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

Do Brain Games Actually Work?

Brain games might have some benefits, but a crossword a day won't necessarily keep the brain doctor away, according to cognition experts.

15 Things to Start Doing at 50 That’ll Save Your Brain at 80

It's never too early—or too late—to safeguard your mind against age-related decline. Here's what you can start doing today.


Here’s Why You Need Humor to Have a Healthy Brain

Here's why more Haha! moments may be even better for human progress than more Aha! moments: Humor activates our brains...


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Why Do We Remember False Information?

This phenomenon could explain why myths like “vaccines cause autism” and “fat in food is bad” stick around


Is Nature Your Brain’s Miracle Medicine?

Doctors from California to South Korea believe they’ve found the key to our mental health and creativity. The catch: You...

6 Anti-Aging Tips to Keep Your Brain Young

Keep your brain in tip-top shape with these expert tips


9 Important Things Your Brain Fog Is Trying to Tell You

If you've ever felt spaced out, absent-minded, or unable to focus for no clear reason, that's brain fog. Here...


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12 Memory Problems that Look Like Alzheimer’s—But Aren’t

Memory lapses aren't always caused by Alzheimer's. Depression, infections or even vitamin deficiencies may be the reason.


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...


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.