Jessica Marrero

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‘My déjà vu is so bad I can’t tell what’s real’

When a brain tumour left Pat Long with persistent déjà vu, he began to question the very nature of reality. Here, he tells his story.<p>One drab afternoon a few years ago something very unusual happened to me.<p>I was lounging under a tree in a packed east London park when I experienced a sudden feeling …

Consciousness

Anxiety vs. Panic Attacks: What's the Difference?

Anxiety and panic attacks can interfere with your everyday activities | iStock.com<p>Whether your family has a medical history of mental illness or …

3 Brain Hacks To Boost Your Motivation When You Need It Most

Different kinds of work require different types of motivation. Here’s how and when to use these three psychological principles.<p>I tend to wake up early and do my best work while the sun is coming up. Whenever I try to work late at night, I find I’m less focused and I have trouble thinking creatively.<p>…

Virginia Tech

Science says happier people have these 9 things in common

REUTERS/Sean YongEverybody wants to be happy. That's why the science of happiness has taken off in recent years, with the skyrocketing popularity of …

Happiness

4 Proven Secrets to Easily Improve Your Body Language

What is your body language telling others about you?<p>Last week I wrote about how to read other people (you can check that out here.) But being able to …

Wake Forest University

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

A Real-Life Jedi Mind Trick That Will Reprogram Your Co-Workers' Brains

Using applied neuroscience, you can immediately and easily alter other people's perception of past events.<p>Last week, I explained a simple neuroscience technique to reprogram your own brain in less than 60 seconds. Today, I'll explain a technique, based on the same principle, that allows you to …

The Brain

Irritability and Anxiety are Linked in Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder works in phases. There are periods of mania and depression lasting from a few days to months at a time, but there are periods in …

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs'

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Mental Health

Seven causes, seven cures for lack of motivation

(NaturalNews) Most problems with motivation come from subconscious thought patterns. Interestingly, many of of these patterns are <i>intended</i> to motivate …

7 Habits That May Actually Change The Brain, According To Science

The brain is by far our most precious organ–others are good, too, but they all pale in comparison to the mighty brain. Because the brain works so hard around the clock (even while we’re sleeping), it uses an extraordinary amount of energy, and requires a certain amount of nutritional support to …

The Brain

Your Horoscope: Are You Going to Meet a Lover or a Loser?

Have you ever asked these questions about your relationships?<p>• "Why do I seem to attract relationships with people who take advantage of my kindness?"<p>• "Why do I seem to attract relationships with people who are abusive?"<p>• "Why do I end up in relationships with men who are either alcoholics, …

Astrology

The One Poisonous Thing That Really Prevents Success | Inc.com

<i>What are some things that hold people back from being successful? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Rebecca Massey, who quit a 'safe, reliable' full-time job to be a writer, on Quora:</b><p>When I …

Motivation

Is Melatonin More Than Just a Sleep Supplement?

Melatonin, the hormone known for its ability to regulate your sleep and wake cycle, has long been the focus of sleep studies in the medical world. Though its natural secretion comes from the pineal gland in the brain, melatonin is also taken as an oral supplement to treat sleep disorders like …

Sleep

A doctor's 4 psychology-backed tips to combat loneliness

As Dr. John Cacioppo, director of the University of Chicago's Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, tells The Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Bernstein that research shows that someone who is feeling socially isolated is more likely to be "hypervigilant to threats."<p>This could make them more …

University of Chicago

8 Bedtime Routines That Will Help You Turn Sleep Into a Spiritual Practice

When we say we're turning something into a "spiritual practice," it simply means turning our attention away from the physical and toward the mental and emotional. When it comes to sleep, there's much more than meets the eye than just a recurring lapse of consciousness that takes up half of your …

5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Self-improvement

People with these rare brain disorders have a disturbingly skewed perception of reality

These are just a few of the strange brain disorders that have plagued a rare set of people over the years. Oliver Sacks' classic book "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" introduced us to some of the strangest brain disorders people suffer from, but that's only the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here are a …

Mental Health