8 Clever Ways to Hack Your Brain

Improve your brain strength with these activities.

8 Clever Ways to Hack Your Brain

By Toni Gasparis

Your brain may not be the largest organ in your body, but it uses 20 percent of your body’s energy on a daily basis to function. Having a brain that is sharp and strong is super important when it comes to overall health and well-being. So how can you make sure that your brain is the strongest it can be? Simple daily or weekly activities can make your brain more efficient over time. Try one of these ideas to improve your brain health and boost your memory.


Yoga

Yoga

The practice of yoga focuses on both the body and the mind. Being successful in yoga means not only being able to do downward dog and other poses, but also being mentally present in the movements. Try going to a yoga class or performing yoga in your house once a week to see how it can improve your concentration and health. Learn Dr. Oz’s easy morning yoga routine here.

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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