4 Hacks to Power Up Your Brain

Give your brain a boost with four simple tweaks.

4 Hacks to Power Up Your Brain

Bulletproof coffee guru and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey has come up with four unique ways to supercharge your brain and give you lasting energy. From changing what you eat and how you eat it, to considering a new lighting source for your home, there are lots of creative ways to hack your environment and change your life. Ready to sharpen your mind and improve your mood? Just keep reading.

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Cook Bacon on Medium Heat

Instead of cooking bacon until it’s overly crispy and burnt, aim to cook it on medium heat instead. When you burn the fat until it’s smoking, sizzling, and black, consuming that bacon can actually slow down your brain and the power plants inside your cells. The black parts of overcooked bacon are potentially cancer-causing, so it’s especially important to avoid those. Instead, Asprey recommends cooking the bacon gently, until it’s not watery and lightly brown, for about 10-15 minutes.

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Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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