Creativity ConceptWhen are you feeling creative? If you’ve ever tried your hand at painting, writing, drawing, or just playing around with colors, you probably realize creativity doesn’t happen when you’re staring at a blank screen or piece of paper. Or creativity can be outside—seeing the perfect golf shot, the perfect play on the field, or the best trick.

When you find yourself stuck, there’s actually a really simple activity that research has shown boosts creativity 60% compared to sitting (and staring): walking.

You can really say walking gets your juices flowing! Your creative juices, your lymphatic system, your cardiovascular system… While it might be just another reason to add to the benefits of getting up and out, it’s a great tip to keep in your pocket when you’re feeling stuck. Even if you have a less creative job, clearing your brain with a short walk can be helpful to keep you clear-headed and efficient. Read more creativity boosting tricks…

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Baby ChicksRaising your own chickens, ducks, or even geese for fresh eggs (and even meat) is increasingly popular. It’s a great price, not too much work, and a huge boost in quality. And even city-dwellers can do it, since most places specifically allow for the raising of chicken (but not always roosters).

But there’s a couple of warnings to be aware of, and they come with easy to take precautions. Read more about chickens…

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Woman With PicnicEating outside is one of the best parts of summer, but good execution can be tricky. Besides the food, there’s a bunch of other stuff going on, including variable weather and bugs.

Here’s how to make sure you carry out a great meal: Read more picnic tips…

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Round Out Your Diet

July 16, 2015

If you aren’t familiar with spirulina, read on, because it may be the perfect addition to your nutritional safety net so that you have a complete diet.

Spirulina is famous for use in the diet of astronauts. It’s a plant algae that spent centuries as an important source of nutrition in the Americas and Africa—high in iron, spirulina has a lot of chlorophyll (which supports healthy blood), as well as other nutrients. It has all 8 essential amino acids (as a food, spirulina has a lot of protein!).

With all that, you can see why Spirulina is so handy to have around—it’s a great supplement if you’re vegan or eating another special diet. Easy to digest, it’s great for people with digestive troubles or trouble absorbing nutrients. Read more about Spirulina…

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Oh No My Memory WomanWorried about Alzheimer’s? Make sure you get enough sleep, it may help delay Alzheimer’s symptoms like memory loss. How does that work? A new study looked at the protein that builds up in Alzheimer’s patients, beta-amyloid, and sleep.

There’s already an established correlation between the build-up of beta-amyloid protein and cognitive decline. Alzheimer’s patients get a steady build-up of beta-amyloid as the disease progresses.

Sleep, in healthy people, naturally removes the build-up, but if you’re sleep is disrupted, it accumulates. Think of new parents and baby-brain from sleep disruption—a problem that eventually goes away. For Alzheimer’s patients, we haven’t figured out how to make beta-amyloid protein go away, and lack of sleep speeds up its accumulation. Read more about sleep and memory…

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