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Infographic: Nine Ways To Focus And Calm Your Wandering Mind

Daydreaming is known to be a great booster for creativity, but at other times, buckling down and focusing on one’s work is vital to getting things …

A sleep expert explains why naps can be dangerous for your health

Sleep expert Matthew Walker explains how naps can negatively impact your body. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Matthew Walker:</b> My name is Matthew Walker. I am a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California Berkeley and I am the author of the book, "Why We …

These ​9 Techniques Will Help You Stop Forgetting Things All The Time

​Can't remember names? Where you left your keys? We got your back.<p>If I told you there was a giant top hat in my kitchen sink, a pot of baby oil brewing in my coffee maker, granite spilling out of my fridge, hay stuffed in my microwave, and Garfield the cat roasting in my oven, you'd likely smile …

Hate practicing? This brain hack could help you improve memory and learn faster.

Most tasks get easier with repetition. Whether it’s wrangling data in Excel, public speaking or cramming facts for a big meeting, any sort of tricky …

The Brain

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The Easiest Meditation Technique You’ll Ever Try

One of my biggest frustrations when I started meditating was how complicated it was. I would read entire books on meditation, but I never really …

Meditation

The Real Harm In Multitasking

New studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain.<p>You’ve likely heard that multitasking is problematic, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Research conducted at Stanford University found that multitasking is less …

Surprising ways to beat anxiety and become mentally strong – according to science

Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back? Perhaps you thought you had got over it, …

Exercise Which Maximizes Neurotransmitters?

I wrote recently about my interview with Phil Campbell, author of <i>The Sprint 8 Cardio Protocol</i>. Campbell’s book is the fruit of 30 years of self-monitoring, coaching, medical testing, and academic research focused on finding the optimal exercise training program. The conclusion is that the center …

3 Reasons Why Meditation Is the Smartest Thing You Can Do for Your Career

It's time to clear your head.<p><i>What are the benefits of meditation for busy, career-driven people? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Yuhna Kim, Founder & CEO of Simple Habit, on …

Meditation

Science Knows the 2-Step Process for Breaking the Bad Habits Holding You Back

Bad habits are terribly persistent, until you learn where the weak links are.<p>3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bad habits can be like weeds in the garden, you get rid of them for a while, but they come right back. In order to successfully break a bad habit, you …

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3 Exercises That Build Mental Strength In Just 5 Minutes A Day

Whether you’re tempted to give in to that craving for a cupcake, or you’re about to give up on your goals, perseverance isn’t easy. But before you blame your lack of God-given willpower and before you make an excuse for your less than stellar performance, consider this; it only takes a few minutes …

Self-confidence

9 Things Smart People Won't Do

They consciously avoid these behaviors because they are tempting and easy to fall into if one isn’t careful.<p>My recent post, “10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm,” really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you <b>won’t do</b> as it is about what you <b>will do</b>.<p>TalentSmart …

Feeling anxious? Use this strategy to help you calm down - TODAY.com

If you've ever dealt with any kind of anxiety, you know how annoying it can feel when someone repeatedly asks you what's wrong — or worse, instructs you to "just breathe." If you’re trying to curb your anxiety and calm down your mind, relaxation techniques like slow breathing can be surprisingly …

Mindfulness

How taking care of your gut bacteria could improve your anxiety

The psychobiotic revolution is just beginning and it could change the way we treat mental health problems.<p>In the past 30 years, there has been a …

10 Science-Backed Tricks to Seem Smarter Than You Actually Are

Certain behaviors carry special power to magnify your intelligence in the eyes of others. Here are 10 you can use to your advantage today.<p>It's great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart you actually …

Emotional Intelligence

Scientists finally understand why deep breathing physically reduces stress

Our thoughts and emotions can influence our physical states and vice versa. When we’re stressed, we tend to take short, rapid breaths of air. Conversely, mental health professionals often tell patients with anxiety or depression to take deep breaths as a way of calming down, and yoga practitioners …

Mental Health

An ancient memorization strategy might cause lasting changes to the brain

Using the memory techniques of the pros alters patterns in brain activity, new research says<p><i>Update May 29th 11:40AM ET:</i> <i>This article was originally published on March 16</i><i>th</i><i>,</i> <i>2017. It</i> <i>has been updated to include video.</i><p>Weird as it might sound, there are competitive rememberers out there who can memorize …

Humanity

8 ways to keep your brain in tip-top condition

Because your mind and brain need TLC too<p>Everyone knows the benefits of taking care of our bodies, but looking after your brain and mental wellbeing …

Self-improvement

Here's What Practicing Does to Your Brain (and How to Do It Right)

Practice translates to real physical changes to structures within your body, ultimately making you more efficient.<p>I'll be honest. I hate doing things twice. But practicing--that is, repeating--and learning are inextricably connected. And the ability to learn is a key component of competitiveness. …

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Exercise Makes You Grow New Brain Cells–But Only The Right Kind Of Exercise

If you want to make yourself smarter, go for a run.<p>Which makes you smarter: running or lifting weights? Meathead jokes aside, there’s new evidence that moderate aerobic exercise helps increase new brain cells, while strength training may not be much healthier for the brain than sitting on the couch.<p>…

Exercise

Don’t forget this: You, too, can acquire a super memory

Learning a memorization technique used by elite memory athletes leads to widespread changes in brain wiring<p>Elite memory athletes are not so different from their peers in any other sport: They face off in intense competitions where they execute seemingly superhuman feats such as memorizing a string …

Ancient technique can dramatically improve memory, research suggests

Cultivating a ‘memory palace’ can make long-lasting improvements to recall, say scientists, suggesting many of us have untapped memory reserves<p>A memory technique invented by the ancient Greeks can make dramatic and long-lasting improvements to a person’s power of recall, according to research that …

The Brain

How to become a super memorizer – and what it does to your brain

New research shows that we can train our brains to become memory champions<p>To many of us, having to memorize a long list of items feels like a chore. But for others, it is more like a sport. Every year, hundreds of these ‘memory athletes’ compete with one another in the World Memory Championships, …

The Brain

20 Quotes on Mindfulness That Will Inspire You to Make Every Second Count

As much as we know it’s important to be mindful, sometimes it’s difficult to become aware of the present moment.<p>That’s why we need a powerful …

Even More Evidence Has Linked Parkinson's Disease to Our Gut Bacteria

Parkinson's isn't just in our brains<p>Researchers have found yet another reason to think the symptoms of Parkinson's disease could be a consequence of …

A neuroscientist explains the 5 most effective methods to keep your brain healthy

Neuroscientist and leadership coach Dr. Tara Swart spoke with Business Insider about some of the most effective methods to keep your brain healthy.<p>She picked her five key areas: sleep, nutrition, hydration, oxygen, and meditation.<p>When talking about nutrition, Dr. Swart said: "My top five …

4 Ways Successful People Learn More

Successful people never stop learning.<p>Most people are inherently inquisitive. I spend a lot of time talking with our team about the value of curiosity. But over time, we can become set in our ways. Sometimes it seems easier to shrug off a new concept or task that appears difficult than to invest …

Self-improvement

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

Self-improvement

7 Brain Hacks That Will Make You a Lot Smarter

To stay ahead in life, you need to be a constant learner. These hacks will help you pull it off.<p>Our world is evolving quicker than ever.<p>To stay competitive in business and ahead of the game, it's increasingly important to continually learn new skills and information. That's why mega-moguls like …

Productivity