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How can having a friendly argument help keep my mind sharp?

Choose a side. Talk sports, business or politics. If you can do it without getting angry, which raises the memory-hindering hormone cortisol, engaging in a good debate can form new neural pathways and force you to think quickly and formulate your thoughts clearly.

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