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Being a CEO Can Cause Brain Damage, According to Scientists

Psychologists and neuroscientists agree that the ongoing exercise of power can damage your brain as badly as a serious head injury.<p>I've interviewed probably a hundred CEOs and, with few exceptions, my observation has been "the bigger the company, the bigger the jerk." CEOs, especially in big …

The Brain

10 Best Beaches in Mexico

White sand, warm water, idyllic views: There's a reason Mexico is a popular beach destination. And while sand-and-surf stretches like Cancun, Acapulco, and Cabo San Lucas often dominate the conversation, these ten beaches stand out for their unique activities, safety, surroundings, and overall …

IBM Just Posted 5 Predictions About What Life Will Be Like in 2022

Bring on the superhero vision.<p>Technology giant IBM is known for of making bold predictions about the future, and it's just announced its latest "5 in …

Plaque-busting plants take on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

The fight against the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases may have just gotten a new weapon from both a land-based and …

The Arab-Israeli conflict in 10 points

The conflict in Israel and the occupied territories has been going on for almost a century. Here, Ben Ehrenreich picks out 10 key events and …

How Coconut Oil May Rescue The Brain From Alzheimer’s Disease

The internet loves a good “natural cure” recovery story. For instance, when Dr. Mary Newport, MD, dramatically reverses her husband’s symptoms of …

Dementia

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new research has shown that the brain can form new neural pathways and create neurons even in adulthood (Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis).<p>Exercise for 30 minutes per day or meditation stimulates the …

Dietary Supplement May Prevent and Reverse Damage to Aging Brain

<i>Summary: According to researchers, a complex dietary supplement has shows anti-aging properties that appear to prevent, and even reverse brain cell</i> …

Neuroscience

The Brain Needs Cleaning to Stay Healthy

<i>Summary: Researchers have identified a mechanism that keeps the brain clean during neurodegenerative diseases.</i><p>Source: PLOS.<p><b>Research led by the</b> …

Neuroscience

A quick guide to the neighborhoods of Buenos Aires

BUENOS AIRES IS SO ECLECTIC that everything resembles something else… but not quite. One is constantly reminded of other world capitals when walking …

Defense of the Carbohydrate-Insulin Model Redux: A Response to Kevin Hall

<i>July 6, 2016 update — The full study by Hall and colleagues was published today in</i> <i>American Journal of Clinical Nutrition</i><i>. This final version</i> …

Researchers Discover Compound That Reverses Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Symptoms

<b>Study in flies could have major implications for human disease.</b><p>Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease are the two most common neurodegenerative …

Your Choices for Motivation Determine Your Ultimate Success. Here's Why

Dangle your own carrot in front of you. Determine your own motivations.<p>Here's a simple way to test your motivation.<p>What would you do in your job, at your company, or even in life if you could complete a given project and earn an easy $1 million? In other words, how would you strive for excellence, …

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The Virus That Could Cure Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and More

In 2004, the British chemist Chris Dobson speculated that there might be a universal elixir out there that could combat not just alpha-synuclein for …

Dementia

How to Balance Dopamine and Serotonin Levels

Dopamine and serotonin are chemical messengers in the brain called neurotransmitters. Dopamine stimulates pleasure and alertness. Serotonin …

11 Adult Coloring Books That Will Make You Feel Surprisingly Zen

Forty-two percent of adults say they’re not sure they’re doing enough to manage stress. It can feel impossible to squeeze in some relaxation time, especially if you’re a parent. Recently, all the excitement around adult coloring books has had us thinking -- what if playtime is the perfect time to …

A New Online Course Teaches Buddhist Meditation for Free

<i>By Sonia Jones</i><p>In this video, Sonia Jones, Sonima's founder, sits down with David Germano, Ph.D., a professor of religious studies and the director of the Contemplative Sciences Center at the University of Virginia, to discuss the school's newest online course on Buddhist meditation in the modern …

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Each human has one of only three gut ecosystems

You’re probably the member of a club you didn’t even know existed. According to research published this week, we all have one of three ecosystems of …

Biology

Focused Ultrasound | Journal of Parkinson's Disease

Before the advent of deep brain stimulation (DBS) some fifteen to twenty years ago, the only way neurosurgeons could mitigate Parkinsonian symptoms …

Mirror Mirror In The Brain….

If you are a leader, sales professional or someone whose success depends on an ability to motivate, inspire or influence others, these little things …

Neurophilosophy

neuroimaging Archives

Neuroscience NewsDecember 27, 2017<p>University of Basel researchers reveal the volume of the anterior insula, a brain area associated with emotion and …

Bacteria on the Brain

A brilliant surgeon offered an untested treatment to dying patients. Was it innovation or overreach?<p>As the chairman of the neurosurgery department at the University of California at Davis, Paul Muizelaar saw patients on Wednesdays, at a clinic housed in a former cannery in East Sacramento. Among …

Chile’s New Hotel Viña Vik Sets Up Residence in One of South America's Up-and-Coming Wine Regions

When it comes to Chile’s wine regions, you might recognize names like the Colchagua, Rappel and Casablanca valleys. But it is the up-and-coming …

South America

Harvard MRI Study Proves Meditation Literally Rebuilds Brain's Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

A study conducted by a Harvard affiliated team out of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) came across surprising conclusions regarding the tangible …

The Brain