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How Many Hours of Sleep Do You Need to Study Effectively?

Ever wonder how many hours of sleep you need to perform at your best? The deep stages of sleep — NREM and REM — are important for cognitive abilities such as memory and problem solving.  And magnesium — a vital mineral we need in our bodies — may improve overall sleep quality, as well as brain performance, memory,…

How to Work Well with Others: The Psychology Behind Group Work

Do your perceptions change when someone discusses an opinion different from your own? Do you find yourself more engaged when your teammates smile and agree with you, or do you find yourself lost for words when someone is talking over you, uptight, and not listening? Did you know that research shows 5 specific personality traits…