Elise Manning

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This 10-Minute Routine Is the Ultimate Mind Cleanse

Add these two little tweaks to your daily routine for much greater clarity and creativity.<p>Your subconscious mind is a whole lot more powerful than you think.<p>Not only does it take care of essential business like keeping you breathing, but quietly, in the background, your subconscious is constantly …

5 Ways to Stop Your Mind From Sabotaging All Your Hard Work

Once you understand the effect your mental programming has on your life, use these simple strategies to overcome dysfunctional patterns and ensure future success.<p><i>The first article in this 3-part series ("</i>3 Parts of Your Mind That Affect Your Ability to Make Decisions<i>") explained the basic makeup of</i> …

10 ways to make it through the day after a terrible night's sleep

Wait a minute—we're supposed to get a good night’s sleep to feel great all day? File that under, "Things we know we're supposed to do that are impossible." The problem isn't <i>wanting</i> to get a good night's sleep, it's actually making it happen. And between work, kids, and, let's face it, the new …

Sleep

Exercises to Improve Concentration and Focus

Exercises to improve concentration and focus include cognitive and behavioral techniques that may help stimulate brain regions which support …

Understanding Consciousness by Altering It

0<p>SHARES<p><i>Our favorite LSD research.</i><p><b>By Kate Wheeling</b><p>Different sections of the brain, both on placebo and under the influence of LSD. (Photo: …

Find Zen Through Running

To achieve bliss as a runner, you need to tame your “monkey mind.”<p>If you could eavesdrop on a runner's internal monologue, it might sound like this: Forgot my sunglasses. Pretty bird. Should've worn another layer. What's for dinner? Hill! New shoes feel good. Pasta? Gotta buy pasta. And olive oil. …

Meditation

Cognition Enhancer For Clearer and Faster Thinking - Isochronic Tones (Electronic)

Eating chocolate regularly can ‘improve brain function’ according to a new study

Published in the journal <i>Appetite</i>, researchers used data collected from a Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS), in which 968 people aged between 23 and 98 were measured for dietary intake and cardiovascular risk factors, as well as cognitive function.<p>The researchers found that regularly eating …

Humanity

The top brain-training apps to keep your mind sharp

As an app released this week claims to improve the memory of patients with schizophrenia, we've taken a look at the best apps for training your brain<p>IQs across the world are experiencing a steady decline, with our collective intelligence <b>dropping by one IQ point in the last decade</b>.<p>According to …

Humanity

A Meditation for Releasing Unhealthy Patterns

<i>By Elena Brower</i><p>Any pattern we've hosted, whether deleterious or beneficial, has created a likelihood in our physiology, our neurology, and our chemistry. This meditation by Elena Brower, a noted New York City-based yoga and meditation instructor, grants us time to rest in a natural, essential …

6 Mind and Body Problems You Can Fix Yourself

Life is a beautiful thing. If you know how to enjoy yourself and relax, you will take full advantage of the opportunities given to you. You only have …

Wellness

7 Simple Exercises That Show Results After One Workout

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Wisdom is a Matter of Both Heart and Mind

<b>The fluctuations of your heartbeat may affect your wisdom, according to new research from the University of Waterloo.</b><p>The study suggests that heart …

This is what's going on in your brain when you read - Futurity

Neuroscientists for the first time have observed the brain during "natural" reading. What they're learning could apply to artificial intelligence.

The Brain

A simple technique called 'anxiety appraisal' can turn nervousness into success

<i>I just can't wait to learn how I will fail to live up to my own expectations.</i><p><i>I lie awake, tight-chested, at 3 a.m., just really looking forward to what fresh hell that meeting will be about.</i><p>Don't mind me, I'm just trying out a cognitive trick that's supposed to help with anxiety.<p>It's called …

Psychology

The 10 best bodyweight exercises for legs

1. Squat<p>"The squat is considered the best exercise to build strong legs and a firm butt," says Marine. "The main muscles worked are quads, glutes, …

Exercise

No time to meditate? Try this mindfulness exercise instead

Standing in a long line at Opera Bar and I figure I've got two options: get annoyed that the person at the counter keeps changing their mind and is …

The Ultimate Guide to Improving Your Focus

The only time you fail is when you fail to focus.<p>It's so easy to lose focus, and become susceptible to being busy but not productive. Sometimes we miss deadlines and unfortunately we even put off important things and then we wonder where our concentration has gone.<p>Successful entrepreneurship and …

Time Management

Why The Smartest People Ask For Advice + 6 Ways To Do It Well

Something triggered discomfort in you—it might be something big, or it might be something little that just <i>feels</i> big. Whatever the case, you can’t …

Self-improvement

3 Mindfulness Practices That Blow Meditation Out Of The Water

Michael Singer, author of <i>The Surrender Experiment</i>, tells the story of a conversation he had when he was a young man. At a pause in the conversation, …

Mindfulness

4 Ways to Learn Anything in 20 Hours

<i>“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”</i> — Mahatma Gandhi<p>What if you could learn anything in 20 hours, what would …

How to Learn Advanced Mathematics Without Heading to University - Part 1

By Michael Halls-Moore on March 11th, 2016<p>I am often asked in emails how to go about learning the necessary mathematics for getting a job in …

Mathematics

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important To Our Brains Than We Think

In 2011, the Finnish Tourist Board ran a campaign that used silence as a marketing ‘product’. They sought to entice people to visit Finland and …

The Brain

Our Top 10 Exercises to Tone Your Butt

Hip-Lift Progression<p>This is an awesome way to relieve tension in your lower back and work your butt at the same time. (A cushy mat will keep your …

Yoga

1,000 Reps to Ripped

You’re about to encounter the craziest cardio workout of your life<p>It’s time to unleash a little crazy from deep inside. That’s the only way you’ll power through the cardio workout shown in the video above, which contains 9 heart rate-hiking movements that you’ll complete for 1,000 total reps.<p>I …

Keeping A Journal Can Make You Mentally Stronger, Science Explains Why

For most, keeping a journal is something you do for posterity or to organize your thoughts. But regular writing has a lot of benefits. It helps you …

North Carolina State University

Habit Graduation: How to Increase Your "Average Speed"

I have a friend named Nathan Barry who recently finished writing three books in just 9 months. How did he do it? By following a simple strategy. He …

The One Mindfulness Exercise You Should Be Doing Now

I get it. Mindfulness is something to aspire to, but it's damn hard to come by. Especially with that non-stop narration "in your head" that pulls you in five million directions. That yappy inner voice is not going to remind you to be mindful; in fact, it's probably going to pick on you because it's …