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Edward Snowden’s New App Turns A Smartphone Into a Security System

Edward Snowden, who blew the whistle on NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens, knows a thing or two about spying. He’s now released an app, Haven, that …

The Brain

A simple memory trick could calm you down immediately after a stressful situation

Now your heart's racing, and you're struggling to think straight.<p>What should you do?<p>Psychologists are not short on ideas for how to calm yourself down after a stressful experience. Seek out a friend? Yes, there's good evidence that can help.<p>But what if there's no friend to hand? You could try to …

The Brain

Finally, Scientists Think They Know How Lithium Treats Bipolar Disorder

You can't fix something until you understand it.<p>Almost 50 years after lithium was first approved to treat patients in the US, scientists think …

Mental Health

Experts excited by brain 'wonder-drug'

<b>Scientists hope they have found a drug to stop all neurodegenerative brain diseases, including dementia.</b><p>In 2013, a UK Medical Research Council team stopped brain cells dying in an animal for the first time, creating headline news around the world.<p>But the compound used was unsuitable for people, as …

Dementia

Protein in umbilical cord blood may restore the aging brain

Umbilical cord blood could hold the key to restoring the learning and memory ability that declines with age, find researchers at the Stanford …

Mindset Headphones Monitor Your Brainwaves To Improve Concentration

By<p>For as skilled as you’ve become at getting stuff done at home in the face of a screaming baby or nagging toddler, concentrating at the office can …

How to improve your memory and never forget anything

Many of us regularly dream of the days when we can finally put our feet up and do the crossword after years in the workforce. However the answers to that crossword might not be as easy to recall as we imagine.<p>A recent study shows retirement causes brain function to rapidly decline, with short-term …

Humanity

7 Crazy-Good Salad Recipes You'll Actually Want to Eat

Whether you made a resolution or ditched it all together, there's one universal aim we all have on our New Year's wish list, and that's to be …

Healthy Eating

#10 Daily Habits to Learn from Successful People

Marketer, Blogger & Entrepreneur.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Whether you are just getting your startup off the ground or you have a regular 9 to 5 job, you need a couple of habits to …

Time Management

Protein in Urine Linked to Increased Risk of Memory Problems and Dementia

<i>Summary: According to a new study, protein in urine is associated with a slightly increased risk of cognitive impairment and dementia.</i><p>Source:</b> …

Dementia

These Startups Will Pay You For Your DNA

Patients usually don’t earn any money when they contribute to scientific discoveries and therapies. Some genetics startups want to change that.<p>There’s no shortage of companies that you can pay to test your DNA. But now there’s a twist — some companies will pay you for your DNA.<p>Genos, which …

THE THEORIES BEHIND DEJA-VU ACCORDING TO SCIENCE

Researchers have a new explanation for one of the brain’s most uncanny peculiarities – the phenomenon of déjà vu. Presenting his team’s latest work …

Close your eyes and breathe: schools sign up to mindfulness

More than 4,000 teachers are now qualified in meditation exercises to combat pupil stress<p>It’s Wednesday morning and the children from year 5 at St John the Baptist primary school in Brighton are chatting noisily at their desks. A bell chimes and the chatter stops. Thirty children close their eyes …

"Self-control" can be switched off with electromagnetic brain stimulation

University of Zurich researchers used transcranial magnetic stimulation, a noninvasive method of inhibiting activity in parts of the brain, to "turn …

Listen to the encephalophone, the musical instrument you play with your mind

How many musical instruments can you play without moving a muscle? There’s at least one: the encephalophone, which turns brain waves into tunes with …

How I altered my brain

Your mind. It is one of your most valuable resources...depending on how you use it. Ever notice that sometimes you are using your mind for evil rather than good by repeatedly thinking negative, limiting or untrue thoughts?<p>Something that has significantly helped me and my clients shift our thinking …

5 apps to help anyone better manage their mental health

For those instances where a cat being surprised by a cucumber doesn't cut it or you can't get your hands on <i>The Little Book of Calm</i>, the inventions of …

Mental Health

Andrew W.K. on Meditation

Be your own guru.<p>John S. Shealy is a Louisville, Kentucky-based psychologist who has written much about meditation and mindfulness, an act he and countless others liken to taming a wild horse. Our mind, he writes, "loves to run fast, wildly chasing after first this thought, then that sensation, …

Meditation

Hallucinogen Therapy Is Coming - Issue 40: Learning

Three years later Daniel Kreitman still chokes up when he talks about what he saw, and how it changed him. Kreitman, an upholsterer by trade, had …

Consciousness

Massive U.K. Brain-Mapping Project Releases First Results

Last week researchers released the first results from the UK Biobank Imaging Study, a massive effort that ultimately aims to scan the brains of …

Some Brain Games May Grow the Size of Your Brain: Study

Nothing good lasts forever, and that’s especially true of a healthy brain. An unfortunate part of healthy aging is that parts of it shrink over time. …

This may be the best exercise for your brain health

Which exercise is healthier for your brain? Researchers based in Finland and the US compared three types of exercises in 88 adult male rats, and …

Newly Created Protein Can Turn Brain Connections On And Off To Alter Cognitive Function

Scientists have developed a protein that can temporarily turn specific brain connections on and off, by destroying the connections between individual …

Chunking Technique for Improving Memory

Chunking is a term referring to the process of taking individual pieces of information (chunks) and grouping them into larger units. By grouping each …

The Brain

Brain Games Free Your Mind and Improve Your Focus and Memory

You are using an <b>outdated</b> browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.<p>These Brain Games Free Your Mind and Improve Your Focus and …

From ketamine to cupboard therapy: the future of mental health treatment

With big pharma short on solutions, we talk to people pioneering new ways to beat conditions including anxiety, depression and schizophrenia<p>Once upon a time, the future of mental health treatment was drugs. The advent of Prozac and whole class of similar medication in the 1990s gave doctors an easy …

Are Brains The New Biceps? Why Mental Training Is The New Game In Town

Professional athletes and performance-driven people alike are making mental skills training part of their regimen. Here's how to train your brain like the pros.<p>The physical prowess of an athlete is indisputable. Gravity-defying dunks, aerodynamic leaps, and 100 mph throws are all part of the allure …