April Summerford

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How to Motivate Yourself: 3 Steps Backed By Science

You make goals… but then you procrastinate.<p>You write a to-do list… but then you don’t follow through.<p>And this happens again and again and again. …

Change in Mother’s Mental State Can Influence Her Baby’s Development Before and After Birth

As a fetus grows, it’s constantly getting messages from its mother. It’s not just hearing her heartbeat and whatever music she might play to her …

The real reason you get depressed in winter

When Manhattan writer Anna Breslaw is invited out for drinks, she usually says no.<p>It’s not because she has sworn off alcohol or has other …

12 Things Successful Entrepreneurs Should Do In January

What a year 2016 has been. I hope this year has been a thriving one for your business. Regardless of whether this was a growth year or a stagnant year for you, I think it’s vital to an entrepreneur’s long-term success to spend intentional time reflecting on the past and planning for the future.<p>Here …

Entrepreneurship

Can an app change human behavior? This behavioral economics professor is banking on it

Whether personal or professional, change is hard. And the cumulative data is <i>not on</i> our side.<p>Take something obviously detrimental, like smoking. A …

What Happens in the Brain When We Misremember

Most people think of memory as a faithful, if incomplete, recording of the past—a kind of multimedia storehouse of experiences. But psychologists, …

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

If you think you’re hearing the word “empathy” everywhere, you’re right. It’s now on the lips of scientists and business leaders, education experts …

Learning to turn down your amygdala can modify your emotions - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Training the brain to treat itself is a promising therapy for traumatic stress. The training uses an auditory or visual signal that corresponds to …

Behind the sugar industry's 50-year mission to axe its link to heart disease

Trust no one.<p>That’s the takeaway of a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which claims the sugar industry in the 1960s launched a campaign in which it paid for nutrition research to downplay evidence linking America’s rising sugar consumption to …

10 Success lessons from Simon Sinek – “Bestselling Author, Speaker” for entrepreneurs

Share18<p>Tweet<p>Share24<p>+11<p>Shares 43<p>Fortune 500 companies, the United States Government, the United Nations, and multiple military personnel turn to Simon …

Simon Sinek

How To Outsmart The Procrastination Trap

Ok, let's be honest. Right now, as you read this, you're procrastinating something, aren't you? Maybe the laundry is piling up, or the beds aren't made, or there's a big project looming over you at work.<p>Or, like millions of Americans, you're going to start that great new diet ... tomorrow.<p>It turns …

8 Character Traits Mentally Strong People Avoid in Social Settings

Character Traits Mentally Strong People Avoid<p>We all feel mentally strong in ordinary situations and in our comfort zone. But in the adverse …

5 Ways You're Sabotaging Your Home Sale

<i>Editors' pick: Originally published Sept. 1.</i><p>You'd think that with interest rates low, for-sale homes wouldn't be sitting on the market all that long …

6 Home Improvement Secrets from a Go-To Real-Estate Stager

ASH NYC’s Andrew Bowen shares the tips that make homes more attractive to prospective buyers and residents alike<p>In the 2010 film <i>Leap Year,</i> Amy Adams played a real-estate stager—a profession that few even knew existed. But in the years since then, home staging has become not only a trusted …

What you need to know about the GMO bill President Obama just signed

The food industry entered a new era today, when President Obama signed a bill into law requiring anything containing GMOs (genetically modified …

Why Embracing Your Inner Introvert Will Limit Your Life

The once-ignored introvert has experienced a renaissance as of late. After years of culturally prioritizing the gregarious, outgoing extrovert—both …

MIRROR NEURONS and imitation learning as the driving force behind the great leap forward in human evolution

<i>Research Professor/Professor Emeritus, University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Author, Curious Behavior: Yawning, Laughing, Hiccupping, and …

This happens in our mind when we take a gamble

Scientists have located a region of the brain that kicks into gear when we make decisions that we’re not completely sure about.<p>The discovery could …

Your Eyes Are a Window Into the Inner Workings of Your Brain

Every morning, I wake up hoping there will be breaking news that helps us better understand the inner workings of the cerebellum (Latin for "little …

The Brain

9 Effective Ways to be Highly Productive at Your Home Office

Whether you operate a business out of your home or telecommute occasionally, you’ve probably struggled at some point with the multitude of …

Stress Doesn't Only Affect Our Mood, It Changes Our Brains

Stress is problematic for many reasons. It not only is a highly unpleasant feeling, it has innumerable side effects on the mind and body. We all need …

Neuron Regeneration: How Your Brain Fixes Itself After Damage

Damage to your brain can have a lasting impact on every facet of life, since the organ controls all bodily functions. A new study suggests that the …

We're getting closer to knowing why bees are dying off worldwide

Insects, including bees, are essential to pollinating 75 percent of the crops we eat, meaning that bees' continued decline as a species is more than a little worrisome.<p>But new research published Wednesday in Proceedings of the Royal Society B suggests at least one primary cause: neonicotinoid …

European Union

How Family Violence Changes the Way Children’s Brains Function

In the same way that combat affects a soldier, violence causes a kid’s natural alarm and response system to become too sensitive.<p>Family violence …

The Scientific Argument For Mastering One Thing At A Time

Many people, myself included, have multiple areas of life they would like to improve. For example, I would like to reach more people with my writing, to lift heavier weights at the gym, and to start practicing mindfulness more consistently. Those are just a few of the goals I find desirable and you …