Bhoomika Bhatia

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How mindfulness makes your brain happy

Everybody is talking about mindfulness, but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you'll hear, "Umm, …

How I Finally Quit Making Excuses and Got Healthy Habits to Stick

These were the excuses I made when I failed—yet again—to keep up a new habit. These were the things I'd tell myself when I thought about the things I …

8 Habits That Make Millennials Stressed, Anxious and Unproductive

According to the American Psychological Association (APA), millennials experience more stress and are less able to manage it than any other generation. More than half of us admit to having lain awake at night during the past month from stress.<p>Not surprisingly, millennials are also more anxious than …

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21 Awesome Places to Learn Critical Skills That Will Change Your Life

Never stop learning. Improve your professional and personal lives here.<p>We tend to think of learning a new skill or "going back to school" as something you'd do when looking to change careers, or to upgrade within your current one.<p>But lifelong learning has incredible benefits, both personal and …

17 Essential Skills You Must Have to Succeed

To accomplish anything requires a certain skill set--and some of those skills apply to any endeavor. Here are 17 basic skills you should have if you want to be successful.<p>Knowing how to do things, being self-reliant and confident, are key to a productive, effective, and successful life.<p>But to get …

5 Harmful Thought Patterns Keeping You From Reaching Your True Potential

Researchers have proven that the way you think directly correlates with what you achieve in life.<p>What you achieve in life is directly proportional to the thoughts you allow to roll around in your mind. And know this: You are in control of your mental content. In fact, the most successful people …

The Sociology of Getting Into Medical School

It's very difficult to get into medical school. Only a tiny fraction of college students make it in. And, statistically, it's even <i>harder</i> for dogs.<p>It's not uncommon for a respected medical school to accept, in any given year, less than five percent of its applicants. And that includes all the high …

11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Neurosurgeon

There isn't always one "right answer" for how to treat a patient.<p><b>1. Neurosurgery is more art than science.</b> When I was in medical school, I understood everything in medicine as evidence-based. You have clinical trials, which you randomize, and you draw scientific conclusions. But in many cases, …