Power of the Brain: Our Organic CPU

  While ancient Egyptians discarded brain matter during mummification, the modern world recognizes the organ's significance. This amazing processing center governs an intricate neural network, manages memory, and determines thought processes as well as behavior. Our quality of life rests largely upon the function of an organ with incredible plasticity. Even…

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Need More Rest?

Know any early birds? Research has yet to explain why certain people spring from bed to greet each morning with energetic zeal. For their safety, I avoid rooming with these anomalies at conferences. Meditation, attitude-adjusting prayer, and ten ounces of dark roast must pass my lips before conversation with chipper risers.…

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En-List a Vital Tool

I wish I could say I've never walked into a room and forgotten why. Sadly, this has occurred more times than I'd like to count. Before you suggest aging is prompting these moments, let me suggest another culprit. Not just because I'm reluctant to categorize myself as old--at least not until…

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Wing and a Prayer

Talons gripping the crag's edge, the eagle gazes across miles of sheer rock face. Treetops and low clouds obscure the stream on the floor below. He attunes each feather to the wind's whisper. When the call embraces his pinions just so, he leaps. Not a trial step or tentative wiggle of…

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