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Summer vacations are more than a quaint tradition. Make sure you have a real one. Along with family time, mealtime and weekends, it is an important way that we can make the most of our beautiful brains.

“Taking breaks is biologically restorative,” concludes this op-ed in the New York Times by Daniel J. Levitin, a neuroscientist at McGill University and the author of a new book, The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload.

”If we can train ourselves to take regular vacations — true vacations without work — and to set aside time for naps and contemplation, we will be in a more powerful position to start solving some of the world’s big problems. And to be happier and well rested while we’re doing it.”

(READ the story in the New York Times)

Photo by Dominique Cappronnier, via CC license


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