Mind won't shrink in wash

High levels of the stress hormone cortisol impair memory in middle age but may even cause the brain to shrink. According to Mental Floss, one of the ways to reduce stress and therefore shrinkage of your grey matter, is by taking a "mindful" approach to tasks such as dishwashing. "A sample of 51 college students engaged in either a mindful or control dishwashing practice before completing measures of mindfulness, affect, and experience recall," the 2014 study in the journal Mindfulness states. "Mindful dishwashers evidenced ... increases in elements of positive affect (i.e., inspiration) [and] decreases

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