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3 Secrets to Having a Better Morning

A morning ritual sure sounds nice (if it didn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this) but what’s the point of one? What’s it even supposed to accomplish?<p>No, …

These 9 behaviors could cut your dementia risk by 35 percent

Quitting smoking, being social, and exercising more can boost your brain health.<p>Dementia has long been thought of as an inevitable part of aging, but researchers are increasingly learning that’s not quite true.<p>About a third of dementia cases might actually be avoided by living a lifestyle that …

Why Deep Work Helps You Get More Done in Less Time

Ever since I spoke with Cal Newport about the rules for focused success in a distracted world, and read his most recent book, I’ve become an …

Breakfast is the real power hour for success

If you need to persuade someone in business, you might be missing out on the best time of day if you’re only scheduling drinks, dinner or long lunches.<p>For Ryan Estis, breakfast isn’t just the most important meal of the day — it’s also the time for his most productive meetings.<p>Without the alcohol …

Time Management

Sleep 'prioritises memories we care about'

<b>A study has found that during sleep, the experiences you care about are more likely to enter your long-term memory.</b><p>Eighty non-Welsh speaking participants were taught Welsh words before either a period of wake or sleep.<p>Those who slept showed an increased ability to learn the words, and the effect …

Mindfulness Changes The Way Our Brains React To Sadness

Almost every guide to happiness whether it’s a self-help book or an online checklist will extol the numerous benefits of meditation and mindfulness. …

Mindfulness

How Silence Affects Our Brains in A Good Way, Science Explains

In a world that’s increasingly busy and loud, silence sells. Like clean water, silence is a resource, and can, in fact, be used as a selling point. …

The Brain

People in Secure Relationships Sleep More Soundly

Being secure in your relationship doesn’t just improve your day-to-day life. It can also affect your well-being when you go to bed at night by …

Study reveals Cheese is as Addictive as Cocaine and Heroin

Scientists have found that Cheese is as addictive as Drugs. According to the study, conducted at the University of Michigan, Cheese is addictive …

Nutrition

Why it's wrong to call addiction a disease

Apart from being scientifically baseless, the disease model undermines hope, fails to end stigma and doesn’t always get addicts the help they need<p>Is addiction a disease? Most people think so. The idea has become entrenched in our news media, our treatment facilities, our courts and in the hearts …

Trauma is the root cause of addiction, according to Dr. Gabor Mate

Trauma is at the nature of addiction, according to Dr. Gabor Mate.<p>“Addiction is only a symptom, it’s not the fundamental problem. The fundamental …

Mental Health
Self-help

A New You: Behavior Change May Drive Personality Change

Do you want to be more productive at work? Do you want to stop worrying so much, or to be more compassionate toward others? If so, you’re not the …

Psychology

How To Read People: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

Mind The Brain on Livestream

Watch Be Inspired Films TV's Mind The Brain on Livestream.com. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience opening …

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more.<p>There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is …

The neuroscience of “cool”

In the early 2000s, a major shift happened in the way people dress. Flared and baggy jeans began to give way to a skinny, low-slung version, and by the end of the decade, it seemed everyone—including men<i>—</i>were squeezing into jeans so tight that doctors began issuing health warnings. Now skinny is …

Marlon Brando

What are we getting wrong in neuroscience?

In 1935, an ambitious neurology professor named Egas Moniz sat in the audience at a symposium on the frontal lobes, enthralled by neuroscientist …

Neuroscience

Why do we sleep? Scientists uncover how late nights can physically change the brain

We all sleep – some of us less than others – and yet the exact role sleeping plays on our bodies and minds has largely remained elusive.<p>By focusing …

False memories arise because the brain codes similar ideas similarly | Ars Technica

Efficiency In neural storage allows false memories to arise.<p>Recent advances in imaging have revealed that false memories can be held by the very same …

Meet the Silicon Valley-ites taking tiny hits of LSD to boost performance

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Science Says You Aren't Lazy--the Perception of Time Is Messing Everything Up

A slower view of time could be contributing to higher rates of workplace stress among Millennials.<p>Stress and the workplace appear to be inseparable bedfellows in the contemporary environment, with nearly 80 percent of workers saying they experience stress on the job and 50 percent admitting they …

Inside ‘Room 21C’: This Iowa Classroom’s Redesign Inspired Seven Other Districts

Learning Strategies<p>Inside ‘Room 21C’: This Iowa Classroom’s Redesign Inspired Seven Other Districts<p>By Dr. Sally Lindgren     Aug 24, 2016<p>Mary Jo Madda<p>…

How Poverty Affects the Brain

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I've used a meditation app loved by Wall Streeters and Olympic athletes daily for the past 8 months, and now I can't imagine my life without it

Ever since I decided to try out the guided-meditation app Headspace last December after hearing about it on Tim Ferriss' podcast, I've been much more aware of my thoughts and emotions, and with a few exceptions (including a rough day at the airport) I've been much calmer and more collected in times …

Meditation