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The Gourmet Guess, the best lip balm ever and four things that make you dumber. 

Your Gourmet Guess clue for today: This person credits their love of cooking to helping their mother and grandmother in the kitchen when they were little. A cinematographer by trade, they were awarded their own cooking show in 1999. (Scroll down for the correct answer.)

We are currently in a terrible time of year because Girl Scout Cookies don’t come for another four months, but now we have something to tide us over until those adorable little scouts ring our doorbells. Girl Scout Cookie flavored lip balm just hit stores. It comes in five flavors: Peanut Butter Patty (Tagalong), Peanut Butter (Do-Si-Do), Trefoils, Coconut Caramel Stripes (Caramel de Lites/Samoas), and Thin Mints! They’re available in a five pack for $5. Hungry yet?

I have a “moment” at least four times a week where I just slap my forehead, like, “How could I have done that?!” Well, I stumbled upon this list from It’s four things that make you dumber.

Staying In – No plans for the weekend? Make some now. Studies show that the more social you are, the more active your mind is, especially as you get older.

Not Eating Right – Hearing about Omega-3’s a lot lately? That’s because they improve brain function and memory. Omega-3’s can be found in olive oil, fish as well as some fruits and vegetables like nuts and berries.

Not Taking Your Meds – Some medical conditions like high cholesterol and high blood pressure can affect your memory, so don’t go off your meds until you talk to your doctor about it.

Not Getting Enough Sleep – People who get less than seven hours of sleep per night can have memory issues. Being tired also increases stress which also affects memory.

Your Gourmet Guess answer: Alton Brown. In addition to his show Good Eats, he is the lead commentator on Iron Chef America and head judge on The Next Iron Chef. He has also authored several best selling cookbooks. If you’re a Mix Insider, you can now log in to your Mix Insider Rewards Account and enter the Morning Mix Word That Wins and score yourself 25 hundred points that you can use to reward yourself with cash, jewelery, gift cards and more. Not a Mix Insider? Click here to subscribe. It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s FREE!

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