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This ancient grain can help you lose weight and prevent disease

There is an ancient grain lauded for its ability to make you stronger and feel healthier — and it may already be on your grocery list.<p>Eating rye bread has been a Nordic morning ritual dating back to the days of Vikings. Today, many Swedes attribute their country’s health and happiness, which ranked …

Nutrition

Why Do I Have Anxiety in the Morning?

Do you ever experience racing thoughts or anxiety in the morning before you even have a chance to hit snooze on your alarm? If you do, you’re not …

Depression

Reverse engineering consciousness: Is the brain a quantum computer?

The human brain is often described as a powerful computer, a metaphor that leads many experts to fear AI could one day become sentient. But what if developers seeking to create machines that think are barking up the wrong tree?<p>Our minds, according to some, are actually <i>quantum</i> computers. And, if …

Quantum Computing

The Gut-Brain Connection, Mental Illness, and Disease

We are never truly alone. On our skin, in our gums, and in our guts live 100 trillion organisms, altogether known as the microbiome. These beasties …

Immune System
Mindfulness

3 Ways to Reinforce Self-Love

Love can be messy, and shrouded in mystery. But one thing is sure: it's easier to love another when we first love ourselves.<p>A licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist, Dr. Marsha Lucas, Ph.D. has a great deal to say about the importance of self-love. Lucas has been studying the brain-behavior …

Mindfulness

Things to Start Doing If You Have Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety activities are those things you can do to challenge your anxiety. ​Social anxiety disorder (SAD) affects up to 13% of the population. …

Self-help

The brain learns completely differently than we’ve assumed, new learning theory says

(credit: Getty)A revolutionary new theory contradicts a fundamental assumption in neuroscience about how the brain learns. According to researchers …

Machine Learning

10 foods that will help you lose weight — and 5 that will make you gain it

Nutrition

Three Tips on Mindfulness from a Buddhist Psychiatrist

Mindfulness has moved beyond its earlier status as a religious practice to become a multibillion dollar industry. The top app of 2017 on the Apple …

Mindfulness

What is ‘threshold braking’?

<i>What is meant by the term 'threshold braking'? -- Patrick D.</i><p>I reached out to Colin Caissie, lead instructor at Pinnacle Advanced Driving Academy for support on this answer, as my racing skills unfortunately fall into the "amateur" category.<p>On the street, most modern cars have anti-lock brakes (ABS) …

11 incredible habits of Buddhist Monks (#7 is brilliant)

It can be hard to find meaning and purpose sometimes. We spend so much time working and being busy that we forget to stop and look inside ourselves …

Meditation

How to Heal the Traumatized Brain

Approximately 50 percent of the population will experience a traumatic event at some point in their lives. While reactions to trauma can vary widely, …

Mindfulness

8 highly successful celebrities share their most valuable piece of career advice

Do what makes you happy, and let the rest take care of itself. -- Leonardo DiCaprio<p><i>John Phillips/Getty Images</i><p>'I've been very lucky to have achieved a …

Self-improvement

3 Ways Anxiety Keeps You Stuck and How to Overcome it

Embed from Getty ImagesHow many times have you said something like this to yourself, or heard someone else say: “I’m just an anxious person by …

Self-help

If Meditation Stresses You Out, Try This

I have a bad habit of trying to meditate, getting distracted, and immediately giving up, just to try it again six months later. So this observation …

Meditation

The secret to overcoming anxiety

Over 40 million Americans and over 6 million Brits are thought to be currently suffering from some form of anxiety and according to a very recent …

Mindfulness

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

The Secret of Self-Esteem

‘Confidence’ derives from the Latin <i>fidere</i>, ‘to trust’. Self-confidence essentially means to trust and have faith in oneself. It is our certainty as …

Self-esteem

The 5 Types of People You Need to Get Out of Your Life

We may read brilliant self-help books and possess wisdom about relationships, yet many of us still are hindered by toxicity. We are afraid to speak …

Psychology

9 Ways to Calm Your Anxious Mind

Anxious thoughts can overwhelm you, making it difficult to make decisions and take action to deal with whatever issue bothers you. Anxiety can also …

Mindfulness

Why Men Need To Cultivate Conscious Lifestyles Now More Than Ever

At age 32, it's safe to say it's been a long, difficult journey from living a materialistic, non-fulfilling lifestyle to a positive, enlightening, …

To This Day

Psychologists Studied 5,000 Genius Kids for 45 Years — Here Are Their 6 Key Takeaways

Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half …

Education

6 Ways to Take Care of Yourself When People Disappoint You

If you’re human, other people will inevitably disappoint you or let you down sometimes. Whether it’s a friend canceling arrangements at the last …

Self-help

10 Tips for Managing Your Anxiety

Here are some tips to help you keep an informed perspective on what anxiety is and provide some very basic dos and don’ts when it comes to managing …

Self-help

How To Trick Your Brain Into Overcoming Fear: A Psychologist Explains

<i>An expert in all things neuroplasticity, mindfulness, and positive psychology, Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a pro at giving people power over their brains</i> …

Mindfulness

23 Motivational Quotes to Help You Overcome Anxiety

A lack of emotional self-management has serious health ramifications -- and can jeopardize your career.<p>Stress. We all experience it -- some more intensely than others. Without a doubt, stress and anxiety in the workplace is becoming rampant as numerous studies show that job stress continues to rise …

Motivation

Become the CEO of Your Own Brain in Six Easy Steps

<b>To enjoy good health, to bring true happiness to one's family, to bring peace to all, one must first discipline and control one's own mind.</b><p><b>Buddha</b><p>You …

Mindfulness

9 Ways to Take Canned Tuna to the Next Level

Hey, you. Yeah, you, that tuna can sitting in the shadows at the back of the pantry. I see you. Yes, I know you’re there. Don’t worry, I didn’t forget about you.<p>Tuna cans are mighty pantry staples, they last what seems like forever, and with a can opener and a bit of elbow grease become instantly …

Start Your Day Off Right With This Filling Green Smoothie for Beginners

Some days you want a smoothie, but frozen mangos on their own just aren’t enough. So what exactly do you put in the blender to keep you going until lunch? We spoke with nutritionist Tallene Hacatoryan, MS, RD, CLT, about how to build a healthy smoothie in the morning so you can start your day off …

Breakfast