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Turbocharging the Brain

Will a pill at breakfast improve concentration and memory—and will it do so without long-term detriment to your health?

February 9, 2015 — Gary Stix

How to Be a Better Shopper

Research from consumer psychology and marketing hints at how to avoid unnecessary spending

February 1, 2015 — Sunny Sea Gold

Calisthenics for a Child's Mind

Scientists have concocted mental fitness regimens to strengthen weak thinking skills in students—in effect, making kids smarter

January 30, 2015 — Ingrid Wickelgren

Unconscious Thought Not So Smart after All

A study on decision-making stokes controversy over the power of a distracted mind, an idea popularized by Malcolm Gladwell's best-selling Blink

January 28, 2015 — Alison Abbott and Nature magazine

The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

HINT: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life...

January 26, 2015 — Carol S. Dweck
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