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Top Neuroscientist Explains How Big Pharma's Adderall Is Essentially Crystal Meth

Anyone who’s ever been given one of their friend’s Adderall knows the powerful effects brought on by this tiny unintimidating pink pill. Increased …

How to touch someone, according to science

With a stroke of the hand he or she wishes to convey an ancient and deeply human message: You are cared for, you are safe. But what makes for a meaningful loving touch?<p>Is it something baked into the structure and function of our skin, nerves, and brain, or the result or our culturally constructed …

The Brain

How a spreadsheet helped me tackle my depression

Normally I’m a positive, productive member of society. But I do have episodes of depression that make even getting out of bed difficult.<p>There’s a stigma associated with even saying that much, but I’m open to writing about it. Maybe some of the tools that I’ve found to help me manage my depression …

Productivity

How to Deal With a Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

Narcissism

25 Questions Predict If Depression Meds Will Help

A simple questionnaire filled out by people suffering from depression can help identify whether a particular medication is likely to help …

Neuroscience

Low Brain Levels of Vitamin B12 in Schizophrenia, Autism Patients

While brain levels of Vitamin B12 decrease naturally with age, individuals with schizophrenia and autism tend to experience a premature decrease, …

Liver Stress Hormone Talks to the Brain to Reduce Alcohol and Sugar Preference

Endocrinology researchers already knew that a stress hormone secreted in the liver—fibroblast growth factor 21, or FGF21—helps regulate metabolism in …

Try this simple trick to alleviate anxiety on the way to work

Between the anticipation of what's to come, the noise, the crowds and mind-numbing delays, commuting to or from work can be one of the most stressful …

Baltimore psychologist pioneers team using psychedelics as ‘sacred’ medicine

William Richards, who began studying psychedelics in Germany in 1963, is convinced LSD and psilocybin drugs can transform people’s lives for the better<p>Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most …

Psychedelia

What Are Basic Emotions?

The concept of ‘basic’ or ‘primary’ emotions dates back at least to the <i>Book of Rites</i>, a first-century Chinese encyclopedia that identifies seven …

Emotions

3 Mindset Shifts That Will Make You a Better Leader | Inc.com

There is no doubt the practice of mindfulness is one of the key skills you, as a leader, must master if you are going to be credible moving forward. Being able to be open-minded, dispense with fixed, or limiting beliefs and use emotionally intelligent practices is becoming apparent as key …

Mindfulness

3 Pranayama Breathing Techniques for Beginners

<i>Pranayama</i> is a yogic discipline with origins in Ancient India. It is the fourth limb of the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga mentioned in the Yoga Sutras …

How This Scientist Discovered Coffee Was Reorganizing His Brain

Stanford University neuroscientist Russell Poldrack is the proud owner of the most studied brain in the world.<p>During an 18-month period, Poldrack underwent a 10-minute fMRI scan every Tuesday and Thursday morning, and took weekly blood samples to analyze gene expression.<p>"We've never had this amount …

The Brain

Diply

Diply is a leading social entertainment publisher that creates captivating content for millennials. We are a ComScore Top 10 Lifestyle property with …

Carbs, Coffee, and Cortisol

Day to day, you and I encounter many variables that affect our cortisol levels. From daily stress to the foods we eat--all can and do affect the way our adrenals function, and, consequently the way you feel and even sleep.<p>Let's tackle a few questions to give you some understanding about your …

Wellness

Stress Is Actually Contagious—Here’s How to Make Yourself Immune

Imagine this: You hit the gym for a morning workout and stroll into the office on time, ready for the day. Then you catch a glimpse of your coworker, …

Muse: The Meditation Tool that Changes Everything. {Review}

<i>Note: elephantjournal.com received these review items for free, in return for a guarantee that we would review said offering. That said, we say what</i> …

How to Convincingly Fake Confidence, Happiness and Other Necessary Feelings in the Workplace

This story appears in the November 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>We fake it in meetings. We fake it over email. We fake it when we’re envious of someone else’s success. We fake it in the elevator when we ask Kyle if he has any weekend plans. The professional world’s a stage, and we’re all …

Michigan State University

How I Let Go of Financial Stress and Found Peace of Mind

I belong to a Mastermind Group where we rotate the opportunity for each member to take a deep dive and receive support and feedback from the group meeting to meeting. It was my turn, and I shared I was feeling overwhelmed with being the main financial provider for my family. My husband recently …

What Your Plate of Food Says About Your Personality

You'll never look at your food the same way.<p>Just like a fancily plated dish can speak volumes about a restaurant, the way you arrange a family-style meal on your plate can say a lot about you, according to Juliet Boghossian, a behavioral food scientist and Food-ology founder who has been examining …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, …

Creativity

How to Be Good at Managing Both Introverts and Extroverts

As the boss, your goal is to have all your employees operating at their peak level of energy, efficiency, and motivation—which can be a challenge when it comes to leading a team comprised of introverts and extroverts. How do you manage these vastly different personalities and work preferences? How …

Personality

Emotional Contagion: Catching your Child's Feelings When You Use Parental Intelligence

Emotions are contagious! Parents can catch strong emotions in their children alerting them to cues of their feelings without a word expressed. Parents catch a feeling from their child such as seeing fear or anger in a facial expression. People's feelings powerfully spread to each other beneath our …

Emotional Intelligence