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How to Keep Your Brain Young and Healthy

Learn how mindfulness can protect your brain from aging, make you more productive, and improve your overall happiness.<p>The death of Muhammad Ali is a somber reminder of what can happen when we take our neurological health for granted. A magical and iconic figure, Ali, the most eloquent of pugilists, …

Mindfulness

5 Natural Energy Boosting Techniques to Sustain Your Work

How many of you in the working universe think you need coffee to boost your energy and jump-start your day? How many of you wake up with a fuzzy brain and mindlessly think a shot of java will do it for you?<p>When your energy level falls into the red zone, you probably reach for our culture's quick …

Wellness

Become a Health and Happiness Addict

The brain uses complex patterns of nerve cell firings and chemical releases to represent sensory experiences, thoughts, feelings, attitudes, beliefs, …

Neuroscience

How Neuroscientists Explain the Mind-Clearing Magic of Running

<i>By Melissa Dahl</i><p>A good run can sometimes make you feel like a brand-new person. And, in a way, that feeling may be literally true. About three decades of research in neuroscience have identified a robust link between aerobic exercise and subsequent cognitive clarity, and to many in this field the …

Haruki Murakami

Video: Get a Front Row Seat to a Performance at the Sydney Opera House

The Sydney Opera House and the Google Cultural Institute teamed up to bring those of us who haven't had the opportunity to visit the Australian music …

Exploring the Myth of the Scientific vs. Artistic Mind

It’s a stereotype, but many of us have made the assumption that scientists are a bit rigid and less artistic than others. Artists, on the other hand, …

How The Brain Produces Consciousness in Time Slices

<b>EPFL scientists propose a new way of understanding of how the brain processes unconscious information into our consciousness. According to the model,</b> …

13 Sleep Lessons From A Landmark British Sleep Report

A recent report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that a third of Americans don't get enough sleep. And now, a British report finds that no one is faring any better across the Atlantic.<p>According to the Royal Society for Public Health -- one of the world’s oldest health …

8 Things You Should Do Every Day Before 8 A.M. to Be More Productive

When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie?<p>When you start your workday, do you feel like Superman or like a zombie? If you're like most people, you probably feel like a zombie.<p>Most people's mornings are a chaotic mess. Exhausted. Stimulant-driven. Rough.<p>However, …

Swimming Pools

90 Days to a Happier You

Illustrations by John Coulter<p>Make 2016 a year of bigger dreams, better sleep, stronger relationships and less stress!<p>We could have resolved to eat …

Happiness

5 Signs Your Hormones Are Out Of Whack + How To Balance Them

Something’s just not right. You’re eating more, sleeping less, feeling frazzled, and stress has become your default mode — even when life is A-OK. …

Wellness

Aha! Aerobic Exercise Facilitates the Free Flow of Thought

For the past decade, I've been trying to solve the riddle of how aerobic exercise stimulates creative thinking, improves fluid intelligence, and …

Creativity

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Neurology

Art Basel in Hong Kong: Pictures

Art

20 Secrets Only Nurses Know

<i>What are some things nurses know that others don't? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Tasha Cooper Poslaniec, OB Nurse, on Quora.</b><p>Here are some things I've learned as a nurse:<p>Wearing a wedding/engagement ring and having a patient squeeze your hand while in pain …

Diet's effects on the brain greater than previously thought

<i>Australia is fatter than ever before. Despite all the diet information that surrounds us, 63 per cent of the adult population is considered</i> …

We Still Don't Know Jack About 'Cognitive Enhancement'

Cognitive neuroscientist Martha Farah offers a warning.<p>Humans in 2015 have a small arsenal of tools available to at least temporarily upgrade our brains via the increasingly popular paradigm of "cognitive enhancement."<p>This is a different boost than that offered by sketchy as-seen-on-NPR brain …

The Brain