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This is Your Brain on Curiosity

By Deb Gaut | July 10, 2018

When was the last time you experienced genuine curiosity?  Where were you at the moment?  What captured your attention (or imagination!) and compelled you to investigate?  I vividly remember the last time I experienced intense curiosity.  I was planning a trip to Dallas, TX, to visit family for six or seven days.  As a devoted fan of Home and Garden Television (HGTV) and a diehard Fixer Upper* groupie, I knew that I had to find a way to get from Dallas to Waco that week, even if I needed to ride with Uber. I know what you must be thinking. …

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Reboot Childhood Favorites with the Play-Time App

By Kristen Edens | June 20, 2018

When was the last time you thought about the games you loved to play as a child?  What was your favorite activity?  Dodgeball?  Catching fireflies?  Telling ghost stories?  Building forts? How long ago did play time diminish in your life to make room for “more important” grown-up tasks, such as going to school, earning good grades, helping around the house, getting a job, raising a family, working, working, working? Do you remember your most cherished childhood activities? My favorite play time was coming home from school and playing with the neighborhood kids in our cul-de-sac.  We’d run around, ride our…

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