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Multitasking: Why Doing Too Many Things At Once is Bad For the Brain

“Practice makes perfect.” It’s that favorite mantra of parents, teachers and coaches all around the world. It’s been drilled into our minds since before we could remember. It makes perfect sen...
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With Dead Week on the Horizon, Is It Time For a Cup of Coffee or a Nap?

Remember the last time you had trouble sleeping at night? It’s a cruel sort of torture, having to endure every single second of sleeplessness while the hours seem to whisk on by unnoticed. But that ...
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Team of UCSB Researchers Creates New Method For Harnessing Solar Energy

Researchers at UCSB have found an alternate way to harvest energy from the sun without the use of semiconductors. Although the method is still in its infancy, the research team has already obtained su...
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The Importance of Mindset: Fix Your Results By Unfixing Your Beliefs

“Good job! You must be very intelligent.” “Good job! You must be very hard-working.” These two compliments are nearly identical, yet a single word’s deviation can mean a world of difference ...
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Daily Habits: How the Greatest Determinant of Success Could Be The One You Don’t Think About

We are creatures of habit. If you think yourself the exception, look no further than where you choose to sit every day in class. Chances are you haven’t moved much from your original location since ...
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The Low Fat Myth: Why A Fat-Deficient Diet Could Prevent a Slim Waistline

At some point, most people have set a New Year’s Resolution to improve some aspect of their health, wellness or fitness. We all know it’s January when every gym in America is offering a New Year...
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Why A Good Night’s Sleep is Crucial to Your Health

“Sleep is for the weak” and “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” used to be my life mottos until I realized the complete opposite was true. Recent findings confirm the recommendations that have been...
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Why The Foods You Love Could Be Causing Serious Health Problems

Bread, beer, cake, cereal, cookies, donuts, pancakes, pizza and spaghetti. Are you hungry yet? What do all these things have in common? The answer is not only that they’re all pretty yummy human cre...
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Beneficial Bacterias: The Friends Your Belly is Aching For

When I hear the word bacteria, I still get chills imagining the endless wait on a freezing chair at the doctor’s office with those fluorescent lights glaring at me. Though bacteria has received a ba...
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Make the Most of Your Years at UCSB

Ah yes, College. The habits you adopt during your time here are likely to stay with you for life. As I approach my last year at this incredible institution, there are a few tidbits I wish I knew earli...
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The Down Low on Dopamine

Do you find yourself taking Facebook breaks every five minutes? Well, it may just be your human nature. According to a recent study conducted by Vanderbilt University, researchers found the neurotrans...
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How Spicing Up Your Plate Can Spice Up Your Health: The Truth About Peppers

Watch out salt, pepper just got even spicier! For most of our post-Gerber days, many of us have been aimlessly smothering black pepper on our meals to enhance its taste. Although this act is immediate...
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When Tech and Health Collide: LOL-ing and Driving

Texting while driving has become NBD. In fact, data from the University of California, San Diego’s Trauma Epidemiology & Injury Prevention Research Center suggests this act is quite widespread a...
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Exercise Your Brain Power: The Smarter Study Break

Contrary to popular belief, research suggests that not all procrastination is bad. In fact, hitting the gym before the books may actually help commit the dreaded Krebs cycle to memory. Conventional he...
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Health’s Newest Pop Sensation: The Latest on Popcorn’s Nutritional Benefits

In recent years, dieticians and health experts have recommended popcorn as a healthy substitute for sweets because of its low fat content and its high insoluble fiber. New findings from the University...
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