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Activity in brain's thinking and problem-solving center linked to avoiding anxiety

Boosting activity in brain areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety, suggests a new study by Duke …

Neuroscientists have identified how exactly a deep breath changes your mind

Breathing is traditionally thought of as an automatic process driven by the brainstem—the part of the brain controlling such life-sustaining functions as heartbeat and sleeping patterns. But new and unique research, involving recordings made directly from within the brains of humans undergoing …

The Brain

How to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think (and Be Successful Anyway)

Here's how to regain control over your life.<p><i>I have just realized that my anxiety in life stems from being needy for approval and external validation. How do I begin to correct this? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and</i> …

Self-help

After Studying the Lives of 724 Men for 79 Years, Harvard Reveals the 1 Biggest Secret to Success and Happiness

Want to improve your success in life and business? The results of this study will show you how.<p>Have you ever wondered what it takes to live the good life? Have you ever wondered what the secret to success and happiness is? Harvard researchers seem to have an answer in a 79-year-old study.<p>After …

Happiness

The One Thing That Finally Helped Me Stop Overeating After Decades of Yo-Yo Dieting

This lifelong dieter finally found body peace.<p>Let’s just say zen would not be the first word I’d use to describe myself. I fall more into the …

Fitness

To be resilient, start by avoiding the word “happiness”

Happiness isn’t a country. You don’t get there and stay. It’s a fleeting space, a feeling that comes and goes, so focusing on <i>being</i> happy is just a distraction, according to some psychologists. Better to develop resilience, which is a characteristic that you can cultivate to improve the quality of …

Mental Health

Einstein's Lost Advice for Life and Work Was to Remember 2 Simple Things

The iconoclastic smart guy had a few basic tips for living that still ring true after nearly a century.<p>When he wasn't busy decoding the mysteries of the universe, German-American physicist and historic mega-smart guy Albert Einstein also dispensed wisdom on more mundane existential topics like …

Albert Einstein

13 things parents who raise mentally strong kids refuse to do

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks and it gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.<p>But raising a mentally …

4 Conversational Habits That Successful People Always Practice

Remember that the art of listening is as important as art of speaking.<p><i>How do I become well spoken? 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 Jane Chin (陳盈錦), President, Medical Science</b> …

Public Speaking

3 Things You Can Do to Be More Mentally Resilient

Whether you’re going through a seemingly endless parade of job interviews, dealing with a breakup or having some relationship problems, or just feeling overwhelmed with all of the tragic events in the news recently, everyone needs to be mentally resilient at one time or another. It’s hard to fight …

Self-help

Will Psychedelic Therapy Transform Mental Health Care?

Therapeutic ‘trips’ may someday bring relief from addiction, anxiety, depression — and even the fear of death.<p>In the mid-1950s, LSD and other psychedelic drugs took the medical world by storm — and no wonder. Studies at the time suggested that the hallucinogens were effective against a variety of …

Psychedelic Drugs

Appetite-controlling brain cells activated by amino acids

You've likely heard that eating protein can fill you up faster than eating simple carbs like bread and pasta. Now, researchers at the University of …

The 1 Deeply Sad Reason Success Can't Create Real Happiness

Warning: this gets deep, fast.<p>Success doesn't occur without exploitation. Using the conventional measurements of titles and money to define success--a limited definition to be sure--we can observe that obtaining a limited resource implies the negation of its access to others. Basically, if you're …

Happiness

What to Eat to Feel (and Stay) Full

Ever wonder why some mornings you're ravenous and digging into your midday meal long before noon, while other days the clock strikes 1 p.m. and your …

Nutrition

These 2 Warren Buffett Habits Will Make Your Co-Workers Love You

Listen to Warren Buffett speak and you might find another reason to admire him -- he's just plain likable.<p>Warren Buffett is a man many admire for having one of the best investment track records in history. But, as much as the "Oracle of Omaha" may be able to teach you about becoming the next …

Self-improvement

Depression is a physical illness which could be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists suggest

Depression could be treated using anti-inflammatory drugs, scientists now believe, after determining that it is a physical illness caused by a faulty immune system.<p>Around one in 13 people in Britain suffers from anxiety or depression and last year the NHS issued 64.7 million prescriptions for …

The Best Self-Help Advice Ever, According to a Life Coach

I’m an addict, and self-help material is my drug. I consume it every single day. I follow all the great teachers (alive and dead). I’ve read more …

What not to say to someone with Borderline Personality Disorder

<b>I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) at 21, but I’ve been known as a ‘drama queen’ for as long as I’ve been big enough to throw</b> …

What Do Guardian Angels Look Like?

Guardian Angel Appearances<p>It’s encouraging to think about guardian angels who watch over you and the people you love. Yet it can be challenging to …

Spirituality

Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

13 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your control, …

Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

Immune System

100-Year-Old Drug May Be the Key to Treating Autism

Old Drug, New Tricks<p>A small clinical trial from the University of California, San Diego, has just yielded some promising results for those living …

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …

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Babies need extreme comfort to overcome the damaging effects of stress

<b>(Getty)</b><p>Affection and attention are crucial for infants — they help the brain develop chemicals that protect against stress<p>Daniel Keating<p>April 16, 2017 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Born Anxious: The Lifelong Impact of Early Life Adversity and How to Break the Cycle.” by Daniel Keating (St. Martin’s …

Parenting

The Neuroscience of Building Compassion and Resilience

How the lessons of neuroscience can help us build compassion and resilience when facing challenges.<p>As a practicing psychiatrist, I am often asked if I see an uptick of anxiety and depression since the 2016 election. My answer is, without hesitation, yes. The overall culture of negativity and …

Mindfulness