Monthly Features

By the time we're twenty, our brains may already be atrophying. Can mental exercise help?"

The News answers with a resounding YES!

Marx writes "The ability of the brain to establish new connections is called plasticity, and brain fitness exercises are predicated on this mechanism. Working out has also been shown to revamp the brain and prevent it from shrinking."

What you want to do is "to reset or, at least, stall the cognitive-countdown clock in order to reduce your risk of decline, through a comprehensive program that includes exercise, physical therapy, massage, nutrition counseling, life coaching, software games, lectures, and other activities."

Sit down in the News and read this report.

Then - if you think one of these 2 books
speaks to you,
spend some time reading what is
relevant to you.

Your choice -

downtown independent bookstore


the e-phenomenon

The mission of the Michigan News is to bring the world to Kalamazoo. We have been doing that 365 days a year since 1947. The world has changed drastically during these 68 years -- the popularity of e-readers is one of my many challenges. As the owner of a brick and mortar bookstore, my job is to educate my diverse populations on the value of coming into my store and becoming a part of an enlightened community. What e-books, digital magazines, and newspapers-on-line do for us is force us to face the hard truth that we are losing more and more of our cultural heritage.

Therefore, thanks to e-books, I am doing an even better job of connecting with the customers that come in the News' door. I am not interested in being a part of the e-phenomenon. I am one of those who still loves the printed copy to mark up, to rip out and paste on my mirror or attach to my refrigerator, or to carry in my pocket and share with a friend.

Treasure this treasure --
See you at the News!

Dean Hauck