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Monday, March 07, 2016

Good News!

If you're a chocolate lover, you're going to love this news about a psychologist, Merrill Elias, who studies brain performance:
"We found that people who eat chocolate at least once a week tend to perform better cognitively," said Elias. "It's significant--it touches a number of cognitive domains."
It was reported by the Washington Post on Friday in an article titled, "The Magical Thing Eating Chocolate Does to Your Brain." Click here to read this fascinating article that ends with this: "I'd really like to see what happens when people eat tons of chocolate." I'll bet Elias has a line of volunteers a mile long!

This might be a good time to re-read Chocolat by Joanne Harris [F HAR], which is fantastical story about a woman who opens a chocolate shop. The film of the same name [DVD CHO] stars Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. Harris has written a follow up about the magical powers of chocolate in Peaches for Father Francis [F HAR].

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