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The Dalai Lama Reveals the Ultimate Morning Ritual That Will Brighten Your Day

How do you usually start your day? If you’re like most of us, it involves hitting the alarm clock several times before struggling to get your body …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

The Brain

Why You Shouldn't Trust Indie Rock With Your Protest Music

It's Kendrick and Beyoncé—not Death Cab For Cutie and Jim James—leading the charge.<p>On Monday, Death Cab for Cutie released "Million Dollar Loan," the first installment of Dave Eggers' <i>30 Days, 30 Songs</i> project curating tracks by indie-leaning acts like R.E.M., Aimee Mann, and My Morning Jacket's Jim …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Every Day

The good news is that, according to science, you have the ability to control the happiness you feel.<p>Although it is, more or less, everyone's ultimate life goal, long-term happiness is something the average person finds incredibly difficult to achieve. The good news is that, according to science, …

Happiness

Why your smart friends can seem like such slackers

People who like to use their brains are a lot less physically active than people who don't, according to research published this month in the Journal of Health Psychology.<p>Now, you may think this isn't terribly surprising. Smarter people are probably more likely to go to college and take jobs that …

The Brain

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

How to Refresh Your Brain in a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

The Brain

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

What Stress Does to Your Brain

Prolonged stress changes the brain. The part of our brain that helps process threatening situations, the amygdala, can appear larger in people who …

Getting Six Hours of Sleep Can Be Just as Bad as Not Sleeping at All

If you’re only getting six hours of sleep each night, you might be just as sleep deprived as someone who got <i>zero</i> hours of sleep for two days.<p>That’s …

4 Ways Meditation Will Improve Your Brain

There's been a lot of talk over the past few years about the benefits of meditation and it's connection to the mind and body. But it's not simply …

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

Happiness

Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate

Shutterstock<p>Leave a Loud Room<p>There's no <i>wrong</i> place to meditate, but choosing a calm place might make it easier when you're first starting out: "Your …

Meditation

Duchess of Cambridge: I wouldn't hesitate to seek help if Charlotte or George had mental health problems

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, writes blog discussing child mental health and says no parent should be afraid to ask for help from specialists<p>The Duchess of Cambridge has written a blog in which she says she would not hesitate to seek professional help if Prince George or Princess Charlotte …

8 Thought-Provoking Motivational Books That Will Change Your Perspective On Life

Most of us live in a certain set pattern. We think and behave the same way for years and wonder why we are always getting the same results. The need …

How Stephen Curry got the best worst ankles in sports

<i>This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's Feb. 29 NBA Body Analytics Issue. Subscribe today!</i><p><b>STEPHEN CURRY DIDN'T</b> know if he'd wake up owning a dead …

Steve Kerr

Stress: How to Manage and Reduce It

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The Family Relationship That Could Be Most Responsible For Your Emotional Life

<i>The ‘corticolimbic system’ plays an important role in mood disorders, such as depression.</i>** Get 10% off PsyBlog's motivation ebook -- use code …