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We all know that reading books keeps your mind sharp. But did you know that new studies show there can be real-world benefits to playing certain computer games, such as reducing depression symptoms and reversing age-related cognitive declines? There is also initial evidence suggesting that a glass or two of champagne per week can improve your memory!

These are just a few of the refreshing insights we picked up while creating our Healthy Brain, Healthy Life Forum, an area of our website where the Daedalus staff explored new ideas, great books, and more with our growing community of customers.
 
 

 
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Spark

Julie Burstein. Kurt Andersen, foreword.

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"Over the past 10 years, numerous artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers have sat down with host Kurt Andersen in his acclaimed public radio show, Studio 360, to reflect on the power of art and the nature of creativity. Pulling from those interviews, [Julie] Burstein, the show's ... (Read More)

       
        

Right Brain, Left Brain

 
Books About Building Stronger Connections
 The Memory Prescription: Dr. Gary Small's 14-Day Plan to Keep Your Brain and Body Young
 

The Memory Prescription: Dr. Gary Small's 14-Day Plan to Keep Your Brain and Body Young

Gary Small.
 
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In this follow-up to The Memory Bible, neuroscientist Gary Small here provides a ...(Read More)

 
 The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids
 

The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries About the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our Kids

Barbara Strauch.
 
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For anyone who has ever puzzled over the mysterious and often infuriating behavior of a teenager, ...(Read More)

 
 The Intellectual Devotional—Health: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Digest a Daily Dose of Wellness Wisdom
 

The Intellectual Devotional—Health: Revive Your Mind, Complete Your Education, and Digest a Daily Dose of Wellness Wisdom

David S. Kidder, Noah D. Oppenheim & Bruce K. Young.
 
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In this fourth installment of the Intellectual Devotional series, Noah Oppenheim and David Kidder ...(Read More)

 
 In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age
 

In Our Prime: The Invention of Middle Age

Patricia Cohen.
 
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For the first time in history, the middle-aged make up the largest, richest and most influential ...(Read More)

 
 Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria
 

Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Stephen Harrod Buhner.
 
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Bacterial infections are on the rise, yet pharmaceutical antibiotics are increasingly powerless to ...(Read More)

 
 Merriam-Webster's Easy Learning German in a Click
 

Merriam-Webster's Easy Learning German in a Click

 
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Learn the essentials of German for everyday situations in just 12 steps with this interactive ...(Read More)

 
 Merriam-Webster's Easy Learning Italian in a Click
 

Merriam-Webster's Easy Learning Italian in a Click

 
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Learn the essentials of Italian for everyday situations in just 12 steps with this interactive ...(Read More)

 
 Spark: How Creativity Works
 

Spark: How Creativity Works

Julie Burstein. Kurt Andersen, foreword.
 
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"Over the past 10 years, numerous artists, writers, musicians, and filmmakers have sat down with ...(Read More)

 
 Thinking, Fast and Slow
 

Thinking, Fast and Slow

Daniel Kahneman.
 
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(Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012 and a Best Book of 2011 for ...(Read More)

 
 
 Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy—Until You're 80 and Beyond
 

Younger Next Year: Live Strong, Fit, and Sexy—Until You're 80 and Beyond

Chris Crowley & Henry S. Lodge.
 
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You can effectively turn back your biological clock, insist the authors of this surprisingly ...(Read More)

 
 Garden Your Way to Health and Fitness
 

Garden Your Way to Health and Fitness

Bunny Guinness & Jacqueline Knox.
 
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Although gardening can provide a good workout, its repetitive actions can also cause strains and ...(Read More)

 

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Stress Less

 
Books and DVDs About Relaxation and Mindfulness
 The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing
 

The Art of Healing: Uncovering Your Inner Wisdom and Potential for Self-Healing

Bernie S. Siegel, MD.
 
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The author of Love, Medicine & Miracles, Bernie Siegel was a successful surgeon in 1979 ...(Read More)

 
 Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life
 

Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life

Gretchen Rubin.
 
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As she did in The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin here embarks on a new project to make ...(Read More)

 
 The Body, Mind, Spirit Miscellany: The Ultimate Collection of Fascinations, Facts, Truths, and Insights
 

The Body, Mind, Spirit Miscellany: The Ultimate Collection of Fascinations, Facts, Truths, and Insights

Jane Alexander.
 
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From Astanga Yoga and herbal teas to labyrinths and Zoroastrianism, this little book collects ...(Read More)

 
 The Inner Chapters: The Classic Taoist Text
 

The Inner Chapters: The Classic Taoist Text

Chuang Tzu. Solala Towler, trans.
 
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The writings of Chuang Tzu stand alongside the Tao Te Ching as foundational classics of ...(Read More)

 
 Yoga Zone: Introduction to Power Yoga; Total Body Conditioning; Yoga for Abs
 

Yoga Zone: Introduction to Power Yoga; Total Body Conditioning; Yoga for Abs

 
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Here on three DVDs are six easy-to-follow yoga workouts for beginners that allow you to create your ...(Read More)

 
 
 Yoga with Linda Arkin
 

Yoga with Linda Arkin

Linda Arkin.
 
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Linda Arkin, co-host of USA Network's health and fitness show Alive and Well, instructs ...(Read More)

 
 Tai Chi—The Perfect Exercise: Finding Health, Happiness, Balance, and Strength
 

Tai Chi—The Perfect Exercise: Finding Health, Happiness, Balance, and Strength

Arthur Rosenfeld.
 
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The host of the PBS television series Longevity Tai Chi and a leading Western tai chi ...(Read More)

 
 Yoga for Beginners
 

Yoga for Beginners

Patricia Walden.
 
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Internationally acclaimed yoga instructor Patricia Walden presents a contemporary, easy-to-follow ...(Read More)

 
 Meditation—The Complete Guide: Techniques from East and West to Calm the Mind, Heal the Body & Enrich the Spirit
 

Meditation—The Complete Guide: Techniques from East and West to Calm the Mind, Heal the Body & Enrich the Spirit

Patricia Monaghan & Eleanor G. Viereck.
 
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This is the revised and updated edition of the authors' excellent 1999 guide to the varied ...(Read More)

 

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Food for Thought

 
Books About Nourishing a Smarter Brain
 Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory
 

Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory

Neal D. Barnard.
 
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Could your breakfast or lunch be harming your memory? Are you overlooking foods that may prevent ...(Read More)

 
 What Doctors Eat: Tips, Recipes, and the Ultimate Eating Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Perfect Health
 

What Doctors Eat: Tips, Recipes, and the Ultimate Eating Plan for Lasting Weight Loss and Perfect Health

Tasneem Bhatia.
 
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Good nutrition is certainly one of the best ways to avoid illness, and in this guidebook, 65 ...(Read More)

 
 The Golden Door Cooks Light and Easy: Delicious Recipes from America's Premier Spa
 

The Golden Door Cooks Light and Easy: Delicious Recipes from America's Premier Spa

Michel Stroot.
 
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"Bringing out the seasonal freshness in ingredients, without using butters and other unnecessary ...(Read More)

 
 The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit
 

The Healthy Kitchen: Recipes for a Better Body, Life, and Spirit

Andrew Weil & Rosie Daley.
 
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Two popular authorities on healthy eating and cooking join forces in this cookbook. This is not a ...(Read More)

 
 Michel Biehn's Healthy Recipes: International Cuisine from a Provencal Table
 

Michel Biehn's Healthy Recipes: International Cuisine from a Provencal Table

Michel Biehn. Gilles Martin-Raget, photos.
 
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After decades of celebrating and experimenting with the gustatory offerings of Provence, chef ...(Read More)

 
 
 The Vegetarian Option
 

The Vegetarian Option

Simon Hopkinson. Jason Lowe, photos.
 
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Fresh produce and seasonal ingredients have always been essential to British food writer and chef ...(Read More)

 
 The Complete Whole Grains Cookbook: 150 Recipes for Healthy Living
 

The Complete Whole Grains Cookbook: 150 Recipes for Healthy Living

Judith Finlayson.
 
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While modern dietary guidelines recommend whole grains for health, few of these sources mention how ...(Read More)

 
 Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods
 

Edible: A Celebration of Local Foods

Tracey Ryder & Carole Topalian.
 
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The co-founders of Edible Communications, publishing a series of some 65 local food magazines, ...(Read More)

 
 The Fresh and Green Table: Delicious Ideas for Bringing Vegetables into Every Meal
 

The Fresh and Green Table: Delicious Ideas for Bringing Vegetables into Every Meal

Susie Middleton. Annabelle Breakey, photos.
 
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In this follow-up to her Fast, Fresh and Green, which shared simple techniques for achieving ...(Read More)

 
 The New Complete Guide to Nutritional Health: More than 600 Foods and Recipes for Overcoming Illness & Boosting Your Immunity
 

The New Complete Guide to Nutritional Health: More than 600 Foods and Recipes for Overcoming Illness & Boosting Your Immunity

Pierre Jean Cousin & Kirsten Hartvig.
 
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Presented by two respected nutritionists—one a qualified herbalist in both Oriental and Western ...(Read More)

 
 

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Total Recall

 
Books About Memory Strategies for Life
 The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life
 

The Alzheimer's Prevention Program: Keep Your Brain Healthy for the Rest of Your Life

Gary Small & Gigi Vorgan.
 
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Written by the authors of The Memory Bible, this book offers an easy-to-follow regimen based ...(Read More)

 
 Memory Booster Box: Never Forget Another Thing
 

Memory Booster Box: Never Forget Another Thing

Charles Phillips.
 
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A puzzle master who has written on intelligence, consciousness, dreams, and color perception, ...(Read More)

 
 Ageless Memory: The Memory Expert's Prescription for a Razor-Sharp Mind
 

Ageless Memory: The Memory Expert's Prescription for a Razor-Sharp Mind

Harry Lorayne.
 
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Maybe you've never lost track of which book you're after on the shelf, but if you keep forgetting ...(Read More)

 
 Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age
 

Brain Power: Improve Your Mind as You Age

Michael J. Gelb & Kelly Howell. Tony Buzan, foreword.
 
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Though the fear of mental deterioration is one of the great apprehensions of aging, over the past ...(Read More)

 
 Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness
 

Keep Your Brain Alive: 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness

Lawrence C. Katz & Manning Rubin.
 
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Are you over 40 and getting forgetful? Having trouble learning new tricks? Here neurobiologist ...(Read More)

 
 

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Brain Gym

 
Puzzle and Game Books for Every IQ
 Match Wits with Mensa: The Complete Quiz Book
 

Match Wits with Mensa: The Complete Quiz Book

Marvin Grosswirth, Dr. Abbie F. Salny, Alan Stillson & the Members of American Mensa, Ltd.
 
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Puzzle fans have bought more than 650,000 copies of the Mensa Genius Quiz Book series, which let ...(Read More)

 
 Go! Games Trickledowns & Sticklinks
 

Go! Games Trickledowns & Sticklinks

Terry Stickels.
 
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Here's a book full of brain-busting, mind-bending, utterly addictive fun for you and your pencil—a ...(Read More)

 
 The Spin Art Puzzle: A 759-Piece Jigsaw
 

The Spin Art Puzzle: A 759-Piece Jigsaw

Jacey Boggs, illus.
 
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Spun into beautiful, organic coils and bundled together like a school of exotic fish, the yarn art ...(Read More)

 

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