11 “Healthy” Things That Are Actually a Waste of Time

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Brain training games
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Brain training games

There’s a lot of research flying around about so-called “brain training” games, apps that promise your brain gets sharper the more you play them. But when scientists went over all the research, that’s not quite what they found. Sure, playing a game may make you better at the task at hand, but it probably won’t exercise your brain in any way that translates into a real-world benefit.

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