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The Health Dangers of Energy Drinks

Often promising a quick boost, an “energy drink” is generally defined as a drink which contains ingredients claimed to enhance mental and physical performance- in some way or another. 1,263 more words

Biological Medicine

Let's Get Physical

Nurturing our precious children must include improving their physical and cognitive health by increasing their daily physical activity. According to compelling research, a more active body makes for a more active mind. 8 more words


Reviewing Caffeine's Effects on Cognitive, Physical & Occupational Performance (in Military Populations)

Research Paper Title

A review of caffeine’s effects on cognitive, physical and occupational performance.


Caffeine is consumed by over 80% of U.S. adults. This review examines the effects caffeine has on cognitive and physical function, since most real-world activities require complex decision making, motor processing and movement. 163 more words

Military Populations

Linking Calorie Deprivation, Mood, Interstitial Glucose & Cognitive Function

Research Paper Title

Two Days of Calorie Deprivation Induced by Underfeeding and Aerobic Exercise Degrades Mood and Lowers Interstitial Glucose but Does Not Impair Cognitive Function in Young Adults. 371 more words

Food & Nutrition

Dan Ariely's tips for living

5 weird things we learned from Dan Ariely in 2016

From the hidden benefits of disaster dates to the ways lying changes biology, the acclaimed professor taught us a lot about human nature this year. 89 more words

Behavioral Economics

The Science of Effective Learning Spaces

Learning Environments

A neuroscientist explains how factors such as light and seating arrangements can affect students’ cognitive performance.

By Melina Uncapher

October 14, 2016

If you’ve ever attempted to clear your head by taking a walk outside or zoning out by a window as the clouds roll by, you’ve intuitively hit on something that scientists have been researching for years: Our natural and built environments seem to affect how we think and feel.

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Essential Kids

Now I wish I could have caffeine

Caffeine and I don’t get along very well so I don’t get the whole addiction but a recent study makes me wish I could turn to a cup of coffee when I’m super tired and still need to function. 561 more words