Exercise Makes You Smarter

By Margo White We used to think that if you wanted to grow your brain you learned a musical instrument or another language. But, as renowned neuropsychiatrist John Ratey explains, the science now shows conclusively that being fit is as good for your mind as your muscles. What exactly do we

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Family Literacy Introduces Yoga Class for Students

by Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain’s Family Literacy program offers ESL and GED classes to mothers and provides engaging learning activities and childcare for their children.  But it is also so much more.  Barbara Heidenis, Coordinator for the Family Literacy program, said there was a focus group held last spring

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The Importance of Self-Care

By Venessa Steinmetz The importance of self-care is often overlooked. People come up with many excuses as to why they don’t have time to practice this much needed part of life. Some will say they are just too busy, that their kids, their school work, or even their job get

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