Create a Base Sauce on Sunday You Can Customize for Quick Weekday Meals

If you know you’ve got a crazy-busy week ahead, take a few hours over the weekend and do all five of these things. If the week ahead is looking a little less hectic, just knock a few of these off the list. Even if you only have time for one thing, it will help you cook better, smarter, and faster throughout your week.

Source: 5 Things to Do This Weekend to Make Weeknight Cooking Easier

I do stuff like this, making navy beans and mashed sweet potato that I’ll use throughout the week.  Stuff that can be microwaved in a minute or two, so I can quickly eat to maximize digestion time before doing something.

Sleep Drug Modafinil Affirmed by Scientists as a Safe and Effective Brain Booster

Off-license users of modafinil—a drug developed to treat various sleep disorders—have known for some time that it doubles as a surprisingly effective cognitive enhancer, and with very few side effects. A new systematic review shows it’s true, raising some important ethical questions about the use of smart drugs.

Source: Sleep Drug Modafinil Affirmed by Scientists as a Safe and Effective Brain Booster

Interesting news, but I can’t help but think of one of my favourite books: Flowers for Algernon

Avoid Deprivation to Make a Dietary Change Stick

As every dieter knows, planning a diet and actually following through are two completely different things.

A new psychological study reveals exactly why this is.

Source: The Real Psychological Reason Diets Are Hard To Follow

If you don’t like eating something, it’s going to be really hard to stick to your diet.  For some of us, that means we need to find our gateway vegetable.