4 Hacks to Power Up Your Brain

Give your brain a boost with four simple tweaks.

4 Hacks to Power Up Your Brain

Bulletproof coffee guru and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has come up with four unique ways to supercharge your brain and give you lasting energy. From changing what you eat and how you eat it, to considering a new lighting source for your home, there are lots of creative ways to hack your environment and change your life. Ready to sharpen your mind and improve your mood? Just keep reading.

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Swap Brown Rice for White Basmati Rice

Swap Brown Rice for White Basmati Rice

While many of us assume that brown rice is the healthier choice, as it turns out white basmati rice has 80 times less arsenic than its counterpart. As Asprey explains, white rice is better tasting and less likely to bloat you, since the outer layer of brown rice irritates the gut which is what causes the bloat to begin with. He says we should look at rice as a starch, rather than a source of fiber, relying on vegetables for our daily fiber requirements instead.

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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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