Taxing Your Brain?

So it’s tax time again and you’re scrambling to find receipts, expense reports and invoices. For those who are filing for the first time, you may be scouring the Internet in hopes of finding an easy tax preparation strategy or a list of big-ticket tax write-offs. Whether it’s your first time or you are a seasoned filer, the stress doesn’t seem to dissipate.

You Snooze, You Lose

Are you having a secret relationship with your snooze button? How many times did you hit the snooze button this morning? Now, be brutally honest, do you strategically set your alarm clock so you know that you’ll get to indulge by hitting the snooze button over and over again?

The Procrastinor’s Guide to New Year’s Resolutions

So you haven’t pulled the trigger on a New Year’s resolution yet? In the wake of holiday parties, writing thank you notes, packing away decorations, and taking returns to the mall—you just haven’t had time to give it serious thought, right?

College Applications and Family Stress

Are you and your kid stressed out because of the college application process? You aren’t alone, but you sure can feel like it.

It's Time to Stop Playing Games with Your Brain

I love the idea that what we do with our brains-- how we engage and take care of them-- can lead to improvements in how they function. I'm clearly not alone in this love affair, given the rapid growth of puzzles and easy-to-use video games that promise to enhance cognitive functioning. A large study appearing this month in the prestigious journal Nature, however, suggests that such quests for optimizing brain power may all be in vain. Ultimately, when it comes to building a better brain, a few video games probably won't do too much. If you really want to make some changes, it's probably time to stop playing games and start taking a more serious approach.

8 Can’t Miss Boston Marathon Brain Strategies

 Let your brain do the talking to get your feet over the finish line.