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8/3/2015 2:41:00 PM  
                                   Memory Boosting BBQ Recipes
Nothing screams "SUMMER!" like a good old-fashioned BBQ with friends and family. The sun is shining, a cool beverage is in your hand, and mouth-watering dishes are on the grill; some of your best memories are those summer night BBQ's. With new research exploring the brain health benefits of certain foods, it's time to keep your brain a priority as you're firing up the grill. Take a look at these BBQ-friendly recipes that taste great on the grill, will satisfy hungry tummies, and gives you brain a memory boost!
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7/28/2015 4:40:00 PM  

The Mystery of the Dirty Mouthed Minion

The brain is a wonderful thing.

And ridiculous.

By now I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Minion Happy Meal Toy scandal. If you’re not, let us get you up to speed.

I'm in trouble!
Don't wash my mouth out with soap!
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7/24/2015 1:35:00 PM  

Your Brain on Sugar

Mmmmm, cookies. We all occasionally get a bit of a sweet tooth and crave a slice of cake, a glass of chocolate milk, that late night bowl of ice cream, etc. Well, it may be time to seriously cut back on your consumption of these goodies as new research is suggesting that the complications of a sugary diet is getting worse than we thought. Not only will your waistline thank you, but your brain will too.


 

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7/24/2015 11:15:00 AM  
Get Moving for a Healthier Brain!


Sun’s out fun’s out! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and your body and brain is itching to get outside to enjoy all of nature’s gifts. Recent studies have shown that one of the best ways to prevent cognitive decline is to exercise regularly. Pum
ping blood to our brain hydrates and refreshes every little fold. Moving your body improves your brain,and Vitamin D from Mr. Sun regulates calcium levels, your immune system, and provides antioxidative mechanisms, all of which stimulate brain function.

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5/7/2015 2:29:00 PM  


Marbles: The Brain Store is so incredibly proud to introduce our newest original product, straight from our very own Brain Workshop! Studies now being released suggest that fidget toys enhance cognitive function, focus and retention, and relieve stress, so we decided to hop on the bandwagon and create a product that does just that.

Flingons are X-shaped magnetic wonders that are flingable, slingable, bendable, stackable, and are designed to inspire creativity and put your restless mind at ease. There are a million ways to use your Flingons and our first few customers have come up with a whole heckuva lot of innovative ways to utilize their power! Check out some submissions on Twitter and Instagram with #getyourflingon!

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2/19/2015 2:46:00 PM  

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1/26/2015 4:39:00 PM  
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and it’s time to spice up the night like you never have before. Sure, chocolates, roses, and jewelry are standard affair, but what about heating up with the night with fired synapses and friendly competition? Make long lasting V-Day memories with head-to-head games made especially for two. And is there anything more intimate than sharing brain waves?   Quoridor: As easy as it is to get lost in your lover’s gaze, why not try getting Read More

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1/14/2015 3:18:00 PM  
As a brain fitness store, we have a reputation to uphold of only selling the brainy best to our customers. Every product we carry has been expertly reviewed by neurologists to ensure that they all pack a major mind workout! Of course, it’d be a lie if we said there weren’t a handful of products that stole our hearts when they graced our shelves. Magic Labyrinth, Pentago, and Qwirkle are three of our absolute favorites that also happen to be widely recognized as being the best of Read More

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11/18/2014 3:20:00 PM  
They came. They saw. They Rummikub’d.   November 17th, 2014 will go down in Marbles history as a heated game of Rummikub determined the winner before moving on to the tournament at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair for a spot in the International Championship.  Meet the four spirited contestants; Ashley,  mother of three, Scott and Val, a happily married couple, and Old Orchard store manager Peter. Four worthy opponents to represent the US in the International championships. Fou Read More

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11/12/2014 4:03:00 PM  
Hey Brainiac! Have you been regularly dominating your family's Rummikub game night? Do you even have the guts to ruthlessly take down your own Grandma in a heated round of creating runs? Then you, my friend, are the perfect candidate to compete in our Rummikub Tournament on Monday, September 17th. This is a preliminary round before the winner is sent to the Chicago Toy and Game Fair to compete for a spot in the International Tournament. The event starts at 6:00pm and is held in our Skokie, IL lo Read More

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