Stacey Stepniak

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Nicotine may help prevent your brain from aging and hold off Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s

Can nicotine, that addictive chemical found in tobacco and e-cigarettes, help your aging brain?<p>Researchers at Texas A&M found that, when given …

Neuroscience

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

6 Habits That Will Turn You Into One of the Most Mentally Tough People on the Planet

Learn from the best.<p>Who are the most mentally tough people on the planet? Well, that's subjective--but one group without question would have to be Navy SEALs.<p>This incredible article breaks down what SEALs do to cultivate such mental strength and fortitude. But I figured I would add my own …

Self-help

8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

<i>This column is by Journalist & Consultant Benjamin Hardy</i><p>Life is busy. It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. If you have a full-time job …

Funny Pictures – February 10, 2016

The French & German translations seem legit. <br>viaRoyal stag night. <br>viaFound home for a giant bunny. <br>viaWhen you are out eating and the table next to …

Home Invasion

4 Mind Tricks to Try When Anxiety Strikes

I like a good inspirational quote. Pair it with a well-filtered shot of snowcapped mountains and I'm your newest Instagram follower. I particularly like quotes pertaining to conquering fear because that's been a serious impediment for me. FDR's "You have nothing to fear but fear itself" quote still …

Mindfulness