• Crossword puzzles, move over. Regularly playing certain video arcade games such as Adventure Ball or Finders Keepers can help keep the mind sharp and nimble. Try them for free at games.com. Source: Karlene Ball, PhD, professor of psychology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
  • Dreaming about chocolate melting in your mouth may not be the best diet tip. But try vividly remembering your last meal to see if it helps you cut down on snacking. Women who wrote a detailed description of their lunch ate fewer cookies than those who didn't. Source: Physiology & Behavior, 2008