Koen Stam

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The Benefits of Fiber and How It Works Inside the Body

Most fiber is, like other carbohydrates, made up of many glucose molecules. However, fiber does not break down into glucose before it gets to the …

Nutrition

Successfully transitioning to new leadership roles

Leadership changes are more common and important than ever. But most companies don’t get it right.<p><b>In Leading Organizations: Ten Timeless Truths</b></i> …

Management

Having more sex could improve your memory: Study

There are plenty of good reasons why you should have more sex — and scientists have just added another one.<p>Getting frisky between the sheets a couple …

The Brain

20 Iconic Mediterranean Foods to Try Before You Die

The Mediterranean has to much more to offer than pizza and pasta.<p>May 23, 2018<p>The perfect climate combined with amazing wine and delicious foods makes …

Healthy Eating

Why You Get Anxious When Your Partner Is Anxious

Even though Twitter is a mostly very bad website now, I still spend lots of time on it. One of the more frustrating parts about this is that I often …

Psychology

How to Really Listen in Conversation

Listening: the poor man’s talking. But your turn to pay attention to someone else’s blah blah will come. Here’s how to be the kind of listener you’d …

Self-help

Is Peanut Butter Good For You?

Is peanut butter healthy? Nutrition experts have long debated the question, given peanut butter’s high fat content. But when its full nutritional …

Nutrition

Report: Eat this meat twice a week to avoid heart attacks, strokes

If you’re a fan of fish, you may be in luck. It may help lower your risk for cardiovascular disease, according to a new report.<p>The American Heart …

Holistic Medicine

How Sleep Cleans Up the Brain

The exact reason why we sleep has long been one of the greatest mysteries of modern science. Many different theories have been proposed, but the fact …

Neuroscience

How the gut influences brain disease

A study published this week in Nature sheds new light on the connection between the gut and the brain, untangling the complex interplay that allows …

Neuroscience

Elevated homocysteine identified as metabolic risk factor for neurodegenerative diseases

Study led by researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University<p>(Philadelphia, PA) - The amino acid homocysteine occurs naturally …

Neuroscience

Addiction

Addiction is a chronic disease that can destroy the lives of individuals and their families. Researchers are teasing apart the complex neural, …

Neuroscience

New research reveals how the brain decides to make an effort

From deciding to quit hitting the snooze button and get out of bed in the morning to opting to switch off the TV and prepare for sleep at night, the …

Neuroscience

Metaplasticity contributes to memory formation in the hippocampus

Article<p>This is an unedited manuscript that has been accepted for publication. Nature Research are providing this early version of the manuscript as a …

Neuroscience

Brain inflammatory cascade controlled by gut-derived molecules

NEWS AND VIEWS<p>Metabolite molecules produced by the gut’s microbes activate immune cells in the brain called microglia, which signal to astrocyte …

Neuroscience

How What You Eat May Affect Your Brain Size

Can your diet affect your brain? A new study published in <i>Neurology</i> suggests that people who eat healthy diets may have larger brain volumes.<p>Meike …

Holistic Medicine

Researchers Uncover Gut Bacteria's Potential Role In Multiple Sclerosis

A new study by researchers at Harvard University Medical School, published today in <i>Nature</i>, has uncovered new pathways mediating inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis (MS), involving molecules produced by gut bacteria breaking down food, which could lead to new treatment options for patients.<p>In MS, the …

Medical Research

Want a better brain? Follow Mediterranean diet, Newcastle dietitian says

A study of 2750 Hunter adults made conclusions that we can all benefit from.

Nutrition

The 16 Best Healthy, Edible Plants to Grow Indoors

From farmers’ markets and Community Supported Agriculture, to urban farms and rooftop gardens, to produce delivery services, more and more people …

Plants

12 Foods That Contain Natural Digestive Enzymes

Many organs work together to make up your digestive system (1).<p>These organs take the food and liquids you eat and break them down into simpler forms, …

Nutrition

The 1 percent will always control the wealth—and here’s how they do it

I just finished reading a recent article complaining about the rich. The author was upset at the fact that 1 percent of the people controlled 82 …

Self-improvement

35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

We've got a range of opportnuties for your money to deliver yield, from low-risk money market funds to high-risk MLPs.<p>Since the Great Recession, many …

Investing

Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>June 05, 2018</b><p>Keep learning, or risk becoming irrelevant. It's a truism in today's economy: the only constant is change. Technological automation is making jobs less routine and more cognitively challenging. Globalization means you're competing with workers around the …

Learning

Let’s Talk About Sex

A few Friday nights back I found myself alone, nursing a martini at Arthur’s Tavern in the West Village.If you live in New York and you don’t know …

Relationships

Boosting memory: Serotonin receptor may be the key

A recent study gains fresh insight into the specific receptors that are involved in creating memories. The scientists hope that, in the future, this …

Neuroscience

Want to Keep Your Best Workers from Leaving? Please Stop Being This Type of Boss

According to research, fifty percent of employees leave their job to get away from their manager.<p>In Gallup's massive research over the course of three decades, they have identified three types of workers:<p>1. <b>Engaged Employees</b>: They work with passion and feel a profound connection to their company. …

Employee Engagement

The practical effects of meditation practice

The experience of a friend in hospital brings to light how meditation can change one's view of life

Meditation

How to achieve your 10-year plan in the next 6 months

How much time does something really take to accomplish?<p>Before answering that question, a better question is: <b>How much time do you actually have</b>?<p>Once …

Self-improvement

All the puzzling things that happen to your body when you masturbate, explained by science

<b>This post is part of Mashable's</b> <b>Masturbation Week</b><b>. May is National Masturbation Month, so we're celebrating by exploring the many facets of …

Sexual Health

What’s the Difference Between Dopamine and Serotonin?

Dopamine and serotonin are both neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers that regulate countless functions and processes in your …

Neuroscience