The surprising similarities between Twister and intelligence
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In addition to exercise, sleep is the mind’s best friend. Everything from your happiness to how well you age depends on your brain. When you’re sleep deprived, your cognitive functioning plummets to a less-than-ideal level, making it hard to go about your day.
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