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Want to Raise Your IQ by 23 Percent? Neuroscience Says Take Up This Simple Habit | Inc.com

There are two types of intelligence: crystallized intelligence and fluid intelligence.<p>Crystallized intelligence is your ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned -- basically, it's cerebral knowledge. This tends to build as you age, and is emphasized in most Western …

The Brain

7 Exercises That Instantly Un-Hunch Your Shoulders

Blame it on all the time you spend doing computer work, driving, lifting babies, or scrolling through your Instagram feed on your phone: All of these activities (and more!) contribute to the rounding forward of your shoulders, creating tight muscles that cause a telltale "hunch." The good news? …

Muscle

I learned the meditation technique taking over Wall Street and now I get why traders are willing to set aside 40 minutes a day

I was waiting for my first Transcendental Meditation lesson.<p>My teacher Mario Orsatti, a man in his 60s with a penchant for big smiles and unwavering eye contact, took my offering of two apples, a kiwi, and purple irises I'd picked up at a bodega 20 minutes earlier as instructed, and ushered me into …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

The Brain

2 Rarely Used Ingredients That Practically Guarantee Success

And Motivation Isn't One Of Them<p>I am often asked to come and speak or give seminars on Motivation at companies and Leadership Conferences, and the HR departments calling me are always a little bit stunned when I say "No!"<p>After a moment's silence, they say, "<i>But you're a leadership expert: you</i> …

Are You Still Doing Planks? You Need to Try This Workout Instead

<i>Feel like taking your planks to a whole new level? Our friends at Shape show us how to take it up a notch through crawling.</i><p>Planks are hailed as the Holy Grail of core exercises — not only because they carve your core, but because they recruit other muscles all over your body. As amazing as they may …

Workouts

Everything You Need to Build the Perfect Apartment Gym

Gyms are big business, pulling in around $22 billion annually as an industry. It helps that the average membership runs $58 per month, and that figure skyrockets if you live in a city. Brooklynites, for example, pay about $135 a month to hit the gym, while people who live in Austin pay $88. Here’s …

Workouts

Ancient Wisdom Reveals 6 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

Happiness

8 Things Successful People Do That Lazy People Don't

It all comes down to priorities.<p>Success is a game of habits. In itself, "success" is a relative term and so its "achievement" is fully dependent upon the habits you put into place that move you step by step toward the "end" you define for yourself.<p>To be "successful," it becomes a matter of the …

How Blockchain Technology Could Decentralize The Energy Grid

Electricity will soon be made by the people and for the people–and the technology behind Bitcoin can help.<p>One day, the energy grid could look completely different than it does today. Instead of big power plants sending electrons over long distances to people’s homes, we might generate more power …

How to Make Bathroom Plants Work with Minimal Space, Low Lighting, and Other Decor Dilemmas

Leaf and June founder Lisa Muñoz is here to help you live your greenest life<p>Maybe it’s all that oxygen, but plants have a way of bringing life to any space. Interior plant designer Lisa Muñoz of Leaf and June finds plant life to be so full of personality she often names her own specimens after …

Plants

Science Says 92 Percent of People Don't Achieve Their Goals. Here's How the Other 8 Percent Do

If you're serious about goal-setting, here's what the high-achievers know that you may not.<p>Did you know that a staggering 92 percent of people that set New Year's goals never actually achieve them? That's according to research by the University of Scranton.<p>I've done it many times, and if you're …

The 6 Foods You Need To Clear Brain Fog & Boost Energy

What is your go-to pick-me-up when you are feeling tired and unfocused?<p>Coffee, tea, an energy drink?<p>As it turns out, your brain may be asking not for …

Wellness

Prone To Depression? Scientists Say It's Due To Your Creativity

Creativity may be linked to mental illness:read here to discover the links to depression and how they might not be the reasons you think.

Depression

A Dairy-Free, Paleo-Friendly Pesto You Will Want to Put on Everything

<i>The following post was originally featured on Cook Eat Paleo and written by Lisa Wells, who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>This dairy-free roasted garlic walnut pesto uses garlic roasted on the grill and fresh homegrown basil.<p>Summer is the best time to make one of my favorite fresh basil …

Personality Can Change Over A Lifetime, And Usually For The Better

Why do people act the way they do? Many of us intuitively gravitate toward explaining human behavior in terms of personality traits: characteristic patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving that tend to be stable over time and consistent across situations.<p>This intuition has been a topic of fierce …

Psychology

Scientists discover gut bacteria that influences mood by 'eating' brain chemical

For the first time, scientists have determined that there are bacteria in the human gut which depend on chemicals from our brain for survival. The …

Microbiology

6 Psychological Benefits of Writing Things Down

Human beings have long been fond of jotting things down. In fact, the Kish Tablet is the oldest written document that mankind has to hand – and it’s …

Productivity

How to Supercharge Your Dopamine Levels to Never Feel Sad, Stressed or Depressed Again

by Healthy Food House <br>Our brain releases a neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is crucial for numerous essential bodily functions.<p>Dopamine is great for …

Living with social anxiety disorder (and how it differs from shyness) - Health - ABC News

In her darkest days, when her social anxiety was at its worst, Liz Trillia was a prisoner in her own home.<p>She had become so afraid of meeting people, …

Depression

I spent a weekend with dozens of top psychologists and one thing I heard gave me an entirely new outlook on stress

I’ve spent the better part of my adulthood being anxious.<p>In general, if I’m thinking, I’m worrying. And so I grab eagerly onto any advice for calming …

L-Theanine for Anxiety, Depression & Stress Relief

The increasing popularity of nootropics is a fairly recent trend in the health industry. They have been praised for their abilities to improve mental …

Wellness

How Your Mental Health Depends On Your Confidence

I’d like to be able to say that confidence is everything, but that’s not exactly true. For a time psychologists and educationalists actually thought …

Self-help

Low attention control in early adolescence is a genetic risk factor for anxiety disorders - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

University of Texas at Arlington researchers have found that low attention control in early adolescence is related to a genetic risk factor for four …

How To Eliminate 90% Of Your Regret And Anxiety By Thinking Like A Roman Emperor

<i>This column is by Raad Ahmed, Founder & CEO at lawtrades</i><p>Do you know what Steve Jobs, John D. Rockefeller, Amelia Earhart, and Ulysses S. Grant have …

5 Warning Signs Of Chronic Anxiety You Should Never Ignore

<i>Anxiety disorders are a category of mental disorders characterized by feelings of anxiety and fear, where anxiety is a worry about future events and</i> …

Positive Thinking

How to Get Out of Your Anxious Mind

You want to feel calm, confident, and in control of your life. Every morning you wake up and vow to find time to meditate, to practice deep-breathing …

Anxiety of What Other People Think of You

Struggling to keep up with appearances because of anxiety? Deep rooted anxiety that stems from your past can easily ruin your present moment experience. It's what happened to me when I decided to leave my past behind, only to find myself stuck in a whirlwind of emotions that kept dragging me down. …

Building An Inside-Out Life - Part 2

<b>2. Practices That Build Your Inner Life</b><p>In Part I of this post I wrote that your inner life is usually neglected, in contrast to your outer life. I …