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Need a quick energy and concentration boost? Drink some green tea. Studies have shown that in addition to its cardio- and cancer-protective benefits, green tea reduces anxiety and boosts concentration and energy. The tea also has compounds that stimulate the brain’s reward and pleasure centers and can help motivate you to make positive lifestyle changes. Make green tea your go-to afternoon tea!
We all do it at some time or another—talk to ourselves while we’re performing a task. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have found that this seemingly “irrational” behavior can benefit our brains—especially when we’re talking about something we’re looking for. In fact, they found that when we say the word for what we’re looking for, we tend to find the object more quickly—probably because we’re concentrating on it. So the next time you lose your keys (or anything else), repeat the words “keys, keys, keys” to yourself as you hunt. And let us know if it seems to help!