Concentration Boosters

Whether you need help focusing at the office or at home, these simple solutions will enhance your concentration naturally.

Concentration Boosters

A Hearty Breakfast: Eggs, Bran Cereal and Coffee

Starting your day off right can improve both long-term and short-term attention spans. Eggs contain choline, an essential vitamin that helps the brain create new neurons. Bran is high in zinc, which helps brain function and has been shown to increase rational behavior by decreasing impulsivity. And finally, coffee is loaded with antioxidants and, when consumed at the right time, it can improve your ability to process information.


Ginseng

This concentration-boosting supplement has been used for thousands of years. It improves concentration by enhancing some of the brain’s neural chemicals. Ginseng has very few side effects; a dose of 100 milligrams twice per day is safe.

Noise-Cancelling Ear Phones

This can make a huge difference. Noise-cancelling ear phones help to reduce distracting background noises, which can often divert your attention. By eliminating external distractions, you’ll quickly improve your concentration. 

3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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