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Boost Your Brain with an Afternoon Nap

The Spanish might have been onto something with their famous afternoon siesta. According to research from the University of California, Berkeley, an afternoon nap can boost your brainpower.

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5 Brain Myths Busted

After thousands of years of studying and treating every aspect of the brain, there are still many facets that remain mysterious. And because the brain is so complex, we tend to simplify information about how it works in order to make it more understandable. Both of these things put together have resulted in many myths about the brain. Let's look at 5 myths that have been circulating about the brain.

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Battling Your Kids’ Video Game Addictions: Tips for Parents

Many parents understand the importance of limiting their children's exposure to video games as well as purely entertaining forms of play in order to make time for more educational experiences. This article contains advice for how to limit game time and enhance learning in the home.

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Bathroom Décor Idea: Creating a Seaside Oasis

Is your bathroom simply a utilitarian "necessary room?" With a bit of creativity, you can turn it into a seaside oasis. The shower, sink, and tub all bring cleansing, life-sustaining water into the room, so what when you add a natural decorating theme there could be an ocean motif.

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Living Room Decorating Ideas

Your home is your sanctuary and you’re getting tired of the boring atmosphere you’re living in. The good news is that you don’t have to spend all your money redecorating your home. Here are five simple tips to help you jazz up and snazzy up your living room.

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Ask Susan: My Son Struggles with Reading Comprehension

A limited vocabulary, poor listening skills (reading is a form of listening), poor memory and reasoning skills are the general reasons why children struggle with reading comprehension.

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Five Benefits of Regular Family Dinners

Family dinner time is an important part of the day. Not only is it a time to sit down and have a nutritious meal, it also provides family members with the opportunity to connect with each other as they talk about the events of the day. Discover five benefits of regular family dinners, and learn why you should make a family meal part of your daily routine.

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Ask Susan: Orthographic Dyslexia — Symptoms, Causes, Intervention

Orthographic dyslexia, also called surface dyslexia, dyseidetic dyslexia or visual dyslexia, is a subtype of dyslexia that refers to children who struggle with reading because they can’t recognize words by sight.

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Ask Susan: Reading Comprehension Difficulties — Symptoms, Causes, Intervention

Reading comprehension is the heart and goal of reading, since the purpose of all reading is to gather meaning from the printed page. The symptoms and causes of reading comprehension difficulties are discussed, as well as intervention.

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Ask Susan: When Do the Exercises Level Up?

I bought a 3 month membership for my son. I have difficulty understanding why the reading, sequencing and grid pattern graphs are not moving at all, although he is doing the exercises.

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Math Learning Disabilities: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Math is an unavoidable and required knowledge. Whether in science, business, or daily living, we cannot escape the use of numbers. Every job, from the rocket scientist to the sheep herder, requires the use of math!

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Processing Deficits and Math Performance

Making comparisons of likeness and difference is nearly impossible for the person with processing deficits, and for this reason processing deficits frequently impact not only performance in reading, but in math as well.

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