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The Scientist Who Studied Einstein's Brain Learned That These 5 Factors Make You Smarter | Inc.com

We still don't completely understand how the brain works and yet we're building machines to replicate it. Our quest to create artificial intelligence has grown into a near-frenzy as we surge ahead with unprecedented progress. But will we really reach the finishing line?<p>Any hope of success will …

The Brain

How to Become More Self-Aware, According to Research

You probably know more than a few people who are just clueless about themselves.<p>They make the same errors over and over but never seem to notice. …

A Zen master reveals the giveaway signs of a toxic person and the most powerful way to deal with them

We’ve all come across toxic people before. You know, the type of person that can be manipulative, judgmental and inconsiderate of anyone’s …

Mindfulness

Want to Play Scrabble Like a Pro? Here’s Your Memory Trick

Bennett Schwartz is one of the nation’s leading memory experts, and when I visited him in his office at Florida International University, he was …

A Buddhist Master Explains What Karma Really Means and How It Can Be Used for Personal Growth

Just about everyone’s heard of karma. You’ve probably heard someone say “She must have some good/bad karma!”<p>Some people think it’s almost fate.<p>But …

10 Ways You Could Be Giving Away Your Power (Without Even Realizing It)

Empowering other people is productive. But giving away your personal power sabotages your chances of success.<p>As long as you allow other people to have a negative influence over the way you think, feel, and behave, you’ll struggle reach your greatest potential. Giving away your power robs you of …

Self-help

4 Holistic Practices That Dissolve My Anxiety (Even When Nothing Else Works)

I was diagnosed with social anxiety in third grade. Our family doctor wrote a prescription for a therapy pet and offered medication, and then a …

Mindfulness

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 …

Deepak Chopra's 6 Tips To Reduce Stress At Work

Do you have stress at work? You’re in good company. In CareerCast’s 2017 Job Stress Survey, 82% of workers said their jobs fall on the more stressful end.<p>Dr. Deepak Chopra may be able to help.<p>Chopra, the internationally known author, speaker and founder of Jiyo.com (a site on personal and social …

Meditation

Want To Know What Your Brain Does When It Hears A Question?

Questions hijack the brain. The moment you hear one, you literally can’t think of anything else. And that can be a powerful tool.<p>What color is your house?<p>After reading that question, what were you thinking about? The obvious answer is the color of your house. Though this exercise may seem ordinary, …

You could soon erase ‘bad’ memories from your mind – and it might cure drug addiction

We could soon take a pill which would erase ‘bad’ memories from your mind – helping addicts ‘forget’ their addictions or past traumas.<p>One day, it …

The Breathing Trick That Might Solve Your Sleeping Problem

There's nothing worse than lying awake at night willing your brain to shut down and allow you some much-needed rest. We've all tried warm milk, …

Sheep

5 Habits of Highly Mindful People (That They Never Talk About)

I think we all can agree that life is better when you just live in the moment. <br>The problem?<br>It’s really hard to keep our minds from constantly …

Mindfulness

You’re Afraid of Negative Thinking – And It Makes You Weak!

One big indicator of mental health is not fearing any single thought you may have.It’s easy to become obsessed with our thoughts – especially what we …

Self-help

A test can identify ‘supertaskers’, but only a few pass it

Only a small percentage of the population can multi-task well – could that be you?<p>I’m the kind of person who permanently has at least 10 windows open on my computer, at the same time as I hold a conversation, listen to the radio and send texts. I insist that I can concentrate perfectly well on all …

The Brain

The Brain’s Connections Shrink During Sleep

This mass downscaling stops neurons from becoming saturated—which may be one of the reasons why sleep exists at all.<p>In your every waking moment, whether you mean to or not, you are absorbing new experiences, and changing your brain. Specifically, some of your neurons become more strongly connected. …

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Set to Swap Places - And We're Totally Unprepared

When north becomes south.<p>Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by …

27 Enlightening Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

Meditation

Researchers discover that experimental Alzheimer's drug causes teeth to regrow tissue lost to cavities

A paper from a group of Kings College London researchers documents an unexpected and welcome side effect from an experimental anti-Alzheimer's drug …

Harvard Neuroscientist: Meditation Not Only Reduces Stress, Here’s How it Changes Your Brain

Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, has been one of the most prominent scientists studying …

Mindfulness

Scientists Say Your “Mind” Isn’t Confined to Your Brain, or Even Your Body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of …

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

7 Ancient Practices To Keep You Healthy During Flu Season

Is it just me, or is everyone getting colds and the flu right now?<p>I remember expecting to get sick year after year because that was the reality I was …

Alternative Medicine

A Simple Mindfulness Strategy That Literally Rewires Your Brain to Let Go of Negativity

In the center of everyone’s being is a place of pure peace. But as we go through life, we tend to be taken away from this deep sense of self as a …

Mindfulness

Why Is Change So Hard?

With the year drawing to a close, we're soon going to hear the much-dreaded question: "So, what are your New Year's resolutions?"<p>Because a New Year …

3 Daily Practices To Reawaken Your Spirituality

I love gardening. There is something about getting my hands in the dirt that calms my mind and allows feelings from deep within my soul to take root. …

Spirituality

The muscle in your back that can cause pain, anxiety and depression that nobody talks about

As stated by Danielle Olson, the psoas major muscle is the “muscle of the soul”. Located near the hip bone, this core-stabilizing muscle affects …

Yoga

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

(Healthy Food House) Our brain releases a neurotransmitter, dopamine, which is crucial for numerous essential bodily functions. Dopamine is great for …