Want to keep your mind healthy and sharp throughout your life? Pick up an instrument. A new study found that musicians might have brains that function better than their peers well into old age. Bet you wish you stuck with those piano lessons after all.
Researchers tested the mental abilities of senior citizens and discovered that musicians performed better at a number of tests. In particular, musicians excelled at visual memory tasks. While musicians had similar verbal capabilities to… Continue
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Preschool children spontaneously invent experiments in their play, according to research published this month in Cognition. The findings suggest that basic scientific principles help very young brains to learn about the world.
Psychologists have been drawing a comparison between cognitive development and science for years -- an idea referred to as 'the child as scientist'. But recently scientists have been trying to discover whether this is more than just a neat analogy.
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The government in Portugal has no plans to back down. Although the Netherlands is the European country most associated with liberal drug laws, it has already been ten years since Portugal became the first European nation to take the brave step of decriminalizing possession of all drugs within its borders - from marijuana to heroin, and everything in between. This controversial move went into effect in June of 2001, in response to the country's spiraling HIV/AIDS statistics. While many critics… Continue
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(CNN) -- Maybe the cash-strapped U.S. government should start selling iPads.
According to the latest statement from the U.S. Treasury, the government had an operating cash balance Wednesday of $73.8 billion. That's still a lot of money, but it's less than what Steve Jobs has lying around.
Tech juggernaut Apple had a whopping $76.2 billion… Continue
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The economic downturn has erased the gains made by the black middle class over the last 30 years, as the unemployment rate of blacks with a four-year college degree has skyrocketed, according to a new study by the National Urban League Policy Institute released Wenesday.
The study said that the unemployment rate for blacks with a four-year college degree has tripled from 1992, while overall black unemployment levels are nearing 1982 levels, when it was close 20%. The unemployment rate… Continue
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Kenneth Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, is facing pressure to resign over a controversial gun-trafficking operation that is being blamed for the death of a U.S. border agent.
The ATF program, dubbed Operation Fast… Continue
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Companies are laying off employees at a level not seen in nearly a year, hobbling the job market. Jittery employers are skeptical of recovery and, by extension, consmers willingness to spend. Across the country, long periods of unemployment have been more prevalent recently than during recoveries going back to the 1940s. More than one in three of the unemployed workers in several of the largest states have been out ofa job for more than a year. " It really is going to take a concentrated… Continue
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Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley met Friday to talk about challenges they likely will face if no deal is struck in time. They discussed a number of issues that officals hope never materialize, including what would happen if the government's debt were down-graded by rating firms.
Administration officials have determined they don't have the power to raise the debt ceiling without … Continue
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To get this license you may either go to school or try to learn it yourself How should you feel about higher leverage, such as, for example, 400:1? It is luring, however keep in mind that with 200:1 leverage a loss is just a slip K The online trading and a how to guide DVD will educate you about the business Margins, which are also known as Deposits
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Many of the worlds most brillant individuals believed the birth of the universe, the mysterious transition from no-matter to matter can be explained as an impulse squeezing out of another dimension into this one- and they have conceived of this other dimension as the mind of God. Time is nothing but a measure of the changing positions of objects in space, and as any scientist, mystic, or madman knows, in the beginning there were no objects in space. For an example a year is a measure of the… Continue
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