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5 Dangerous Mindfulness Myths That You Need to Stop Believing

Mindfulness has become incredibly popular in recent years, especially after the publication of Eckhart Tolle’s <i>The Power of Now.</i><p>The problem is that …

When you ask yourself these 4 profound questions, your attitude towards life will completely change

All of us suffer setbacks and obstacles in life. According to the first noble truth of Buddhism, suffering is inevitable. Life is full of …

Gluten intolerance could be caused (and prevented) by a common virus

Sufferers of celiac disease have an intolerance to the dietary protein gluten, which can lead to inflammation of the intestines, causing abdominal …

Immune System

Epigenetics Has Become Dangerously Fashionable

For the past few years, social scientists have been buzzing over a particular topic in molecular biology—gene regulation. The hype has been building …

Genetics
Emotional Intelligence

The Essential Pre-Workout Ritual You're Probably Not Doing

Look, I don't want to sound like a nagging parent here, but you really have to start foam rolling. And not just after your workouts! It's actually crucial to warm your muscles up ahead of time before you jump right into exercise.<p>I picked up this tip the other day from my trainer, Liz Letchford, MS, …

Ketamine Shows Positive Results for Treating Severe Depression

<i>Summary: A new research paper outlines principles for testing new treatments for depression and the use of ketamine to help treat the illness.</i><p>Source: …

Oxford University

How the brain makes body parts move

A case of paralysis being reversed demonstrates the power of thought<p>In a recent groundbreaking operation, a man paralysed from the neck down is now, after eight years, able to eat and drink without assistance – all thanks to the power of thought.<p>The story has captured everyone’s imagination because …

The Brain

Scientists developed this 9-question test to measure how sadistic you are

A fairly new field in personality research studies "misanthropic" traits: characteristics that lead people to hurt those around them for their own benefit. And psychologists have established a "dark triad" of harmful personality traits: narcissism, psychopathy (or a lack of empathy), and …

Psychology

5 Ancient Buddhist Practices That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

If you want to look for a place to start finding your inner peace, look to Buddhism. Zen Buddhism will guide you to find the road to happiness and …

Your Brain Doesn't Want to Change: 5 Ways to Make It

Change is always awkward at first, but it gets easier with practice.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a moment and cross your arms. Now, cross them in the opposite direction. Which way was more awkward?<p>If you thought crossing them the second time required more …

Self-help

The 3 Secrets to Success that Influencers Don't Tell You

Jim sat on his dingy bed.<p>Around and under the centre of his universe were the bits and bric brac of a life collected. Books, a radio and just some …

Time Inc.

How to Reformat Your Brain

Dear friend,<p>You have in the power to reset, or reformat your brain.<p>Computer<p>If your computer is slow, has a ton of viruses, or is running out of …

There Are 4 Personality Types. Here Is How Each Will Lead to Great Success (or Massive Failure)

It never fails. Whenever I'm asked to do a client intervention to help diffuse a conflict of some sort, the first thing I do is have the parties …

30 Profound Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Inspire You to Make Every Second Count

Eckhart Tolle is a famous spiritual teacher promoting mindfulness and living in the now. His teachings often contradict what we are taught in the …

What's the Fastest Way to Attract Others to You? Do Any of These 8 Things | Inc.com

If you're in a people business of any sort (then again, who isn't?), it should be your highest priority to connect with the human side of your customers, vendors, peers, co-workers, and other stakeholders.<p>This means having a good understanding of what makes humans tick. As you scroll further down, …

Happiness

The Reasons Why We Can't Put Down Our Smartphones

The long-running news program <i>60 Minutes</i> is taking on the smartphone industry by uncovering the ways mobile app makers keep people hooked. Former Google exec Tristan Harris, interviewed for the episode, argues that we’ve been fooled into believing the “technology is neutral” argument. Instead, he …

Psychology

5 research-backed ways to take better breaks that will improve your work

But Gazzaley and Rosen forewarn that taking the wrong sort of breaks might make us more susceptible to boredom and may actually backfire by making us want to take breaks more often.<p>From "The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World":<p>"… technology may be decreasing the time associated …

Productivity

Scientists Discover a Hidden Network of 'Mini Brains' That Could Be Responsible For Pain

We might have been wrong about how our bodies feel pain.<p>Scientists have found evidence of a hidden network of 'mini brains' that could overhaul our …

Osho Reveals the Most Simple Strategy to Settle a Busy Mind and Live in the Present Moment

Modern day life can be tough. There are exams to ace, bills to pay, diapers to change, and annoying co-workers to contend with. And unfortunately, we …

Meditation

What is microsleep — and did you just experience it?

You know the feeling. You're trying to get through the day, utterly exhausted after a short or fitful night's sleep, and you can barely keep your …

Sleep

Neurons recall place-related memories if you just get close | Ars Technica

Get anxious every time you drive by your high school? Blame hippocampal neurons.<p>Place cells in the hippocampus are known to encode memories …

Neuroscience

Brain-imaging headband measures how our minds mirror a speaker when we communicate

A cartoon image of brain “coupling” during communication (credit: Drexel University)Drexel University biomedical engineers and Princeton University …

Neuroscience

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 …

The Brain

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

Music Type Can Key Different Emotional Memories

New research suggests diverse forms of music tend to trigger different autobiographical memories.<p>Investigators discovered happy memories spring to …

'I only have half a brain'

When Jodie was three she started having seizures and was diagnosed with a rare disease, Rasmussen's encephalitis.<p>Doctors told her parents the best way to treat her was to remove half of her brain.<p><i>Jodie's story is featured in #IncredibleMedicine at 21:00 on BBC Two on Wednesday 1 March.</i> Catch up …

The Brain

Does Zapping Your Brain Actually Help You Learn Faster?

<i>From time to time, the Singularity Hub editorial team unearths a gem from the archives and wants to share it all over again. It’s usually a piece</i> …

The Brain

Want a Younger Brain? Forget Sudoku and Do This | Inc.com

Nobody wants to lose cognitive function, especially when so much of business--and life in general--depends on being "on top of it" to stay ahead of the competition. But statistically speaking, the reality is, you have to fight to stay sharp. Doing Sudoku and crossword puzzles isn't going to hurt. …

The Brain