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The Magical Mineral That Can Improve Your Sleep and Energy

It’s also great for reducing fatigue and muscle recovery, too.<p>One of the most important mineral for our daily well-being, also happens to be one …

Serotonin enhances learning, not just mood

The neurotransmitter serotonin is linked to the control of mood, though it also helps to regulate various other functions, such as sleep and sexual …

Facts don’t change people’s minds. Here’s what does

If you had asked me this question – How do you change a mind? – two years ago, I would have given you a different answer.<p>As a former scientist, I …

Al Gore

Want to Radically Improve Your Life? Ask Yourself 3 Powerful Questions Most of Us Have Never Thought of

Research found that the average person has about 60,000 thoughts per day. The bad news? 80 percent of those thoughts are negative and fear-based. Here are three questions to instantly curtail a negative mind.<p>If you're going through the ups and downs of life, maybe thinking about quitting on that …

An artist painted a self-portrait of himself on a different drug every day — and he ended up with brain damage

Bryan Lewis Saunders<p>In March 1995, artist Bryan Lewis Saunders began creating at least one self-portrait of himself every day.<p>Born in Washington D.C. …

Art

Tips for Handling the Most Toxic People in Your Life (Who You Can't Just Cut Out)

When it comes to dealing with toxic relationships, the most obvious solution is to cut ties with the person. This is certainly easier said than done …

Stanford Scientists Find That Finding Your Passion is Pretty Terrible Advice

A cliché but often-given piece of career advice can set us up to fail.<p>Everyone has an opinion about finding your passion. It's either the best piece of career advice you've ever heard or the worst.<p>Bill Gates is all for it. He discovered a passion for writing software as a kid and kept at it. Seemed …

The neuroscience of change: How to train your brain to create better habits

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” — Samuel Johnson<p>A lot of our daily actions are automatic. Your …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

This 5 Thoughts Hold People Back From Success

1. FEAR OF FAILURE<p>Consider a period that you fell flat on your face in failure. Consider the feelings you felt; disgrace, dissatisfaction, …

12 Bad Habits That Are Making You Less Productive

Biting your nails. Chewing with your mouth open. Speaking before you think. This is the kind of stuff we usually think about when we think of “bad …

The Wake-Up Call That Transformed Neuroscientist Richard Davidson's Life

Sometimes, hearing the right question is just as critical as finding the right answer.<p>Richard Davidson had been studying the brain for more than a decade when he was asked a question that quite literally changed his life.<p>"Why have you been using the tools of modern neuroscience just to study …

Mindfulness

Here's How Rewarding Good Behavior Leads to Bad Behavior

As every parent knows, positive reinforcement creates more good behavior. A dollar for cleaning your room, a milkshake for getting good grades, extra …

Psychology

Neuroscience Confirms Your Subconscious Shapes Your Reality

Groundbreaking neuroscience confirms what Sigmund Freud first theorized.<br>Read More

Sigmund Freud

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Libraries

Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain

<b>“Taken together, [studies show] internet addiction is associated with structural and functional changes in brain regions involving emotional</b> …

Neuroscience

How to master the art of decision making

The last part of the decision-making diet is monitoring.<p>Since every person has a personal lifestyle, unique and constantly changing, what works for you might not work for me. That’s why it’s important to monitor your behavior.<p>A research study conducted at Duke University shows that nearly half of …

7 Expert-Backed Tips For How To Make A New Habit Permanent

Now you have an excuse to take a vacation.<p>If you've ever set out to transform your fitness habits, you probably know that achieving consistency can be a terribly difficult feat -- it's always easy to find an excuse to stay in bed or retreat to the couch with a glass of wine.<p>But if humans are …

Happiness

6 Common Personality Quirks—and the Surprising Meanings Behind Them

1<p>A need for even numbers<p><b>Do you:</b> always let the gas pump run a little longer so you can end on an exact 20 gallons? Keep running on the treadmill …

How to Network Your Way to Success

You often hear that to be successful you must be a networker, and that your connections will do more for you than your resume. There is certainly …

Emotional Intelligence 101: Learn to Manage Your Emotions by Controlling This First

Emotions and feelings are instinctive. Here's how to get them under control.<p>There's no denying it: Emotions are powerful.<p>Think about it. When you're happy, you're confident. You're ready to take on the world; nothing can get in your way.<p>In contrast, sadness or fear can have the opposite effect.<p>And …

A Creative Trick to Quickly Find a Solution to Virtually Any Problem

Innovative thinking isn't about coming up with new ideas. It's about finding creative applications for old ones.<p>Innovative thinkers are heralded for their ability to think creatively. They don't get bogged down by the past. They have a magic crystal ball to see into the future. They're like …

6 Ways to Coach through Transitions

Coaches often are called upon to help people transition to the next thing. Sometimes clients don’t even know what the next thing <i>is</i>, only that it’s …

Consulting

An Overview of the Symptoms and Treatments for Post Traumatic Stress

Through years of research, a number of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been identified. These are symptoms that can develop …

3 Happiness Strategies of Emotionally Intelligent People

<b>1. Work Your Left Cortex</b><p>The more we understand and are able to manage our feelings, the more we're able to understand ourselves and deal with others. …

How to be a great mentor

<i>Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.</i>- Thomas A. Edison<p>Where does the decision to "try just one more time" originate? What quality keeps someone from giving up for just a little while longer -- just long enough to try one more …

95 Business Books for People Who Dream Big

After some requests for “further reading” on a variety of management concepts, my coworker Rebecca Corliss put together some internal …

Self-improvement

Design How Your Team Thinks

Every day, we sit in meetings in which someone presents a problem or opportunity. The response is always a version of “What are we going to do about it?” When’s the last time someone said, “How are we going to think about it?”<p>Design thinking is popular these days. We design products, experiences, …

Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

As constant travelers and parents of a 2-year-old, we sometimes fantasize about how much work we can do when one of us gets on a plane, undistracted by phones, friends, and <i>Finding Nemo</i>. We race to get all our ground work done: packing, going through TSA, doing a last-minute work call, calling each …

How to Reduce Anxiety with S.T.O.P Mindfulness Technique

Have you ever felt like you’re seconds away from an anxiety attack? You’re having a regular day at work and all of a sudden you feel this strange …

Mindfulness