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Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts.

1 From a virtuous foreman to a sociopathic drifter<p>On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day when the mind might start wandering, a …

How our brains can control our emotions

The brain’s complicated wiring could help dictate whether we feel happy, angry or sad. Could electrical charges be the answer to help treat mental disorders? (WARNING: Contains mild footage of animal experiments)<p>We all know humans have a complex range of emotions – from anger to fear, aggression to …

The Brain

9 New Ways to Tone Up with Dumbbells

Never do another bicep curl again<p>Dumbbells are good for way more than just bicep curls and overhead presses. Sure, they help make your arms look amazing, but they can also tone up your <i>entire</i> body. So the next time you want to change things up in your workout, try a few of these moves from the</i> …

The 10-Second Trick That Will Help You Lift More Weight

Having trouble nailing the single-leg deadlift? Try this trick today<p>The single-leg deadlift is one of the best exercises you can add to your workout, but it's advanced. "In a proper single-leg deadlift, your pelvis stays parallel to the floor as you bend at your hips and extend the other foot …

Fight cancer with organic green shakes every day

(NaturalNews) So many people make good health a complicated matter by polluting their bodies with processed foods, irradiated foods, genetically …

Is Your Boss a Psychopath?

The debauchery-laden film by Martin Scorsese <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> isa prime example of financial corruption, excess, and corporate greed. It’s the rags to riches to rags story of a hotshot, real-life New York stockbroker, Jordan Belfort, who conned his way through life, starting at the bottom of …

Employees Who Feel Love Perform Better

“Love” is a not word you often hear uttered in office hallways or conference rooms. And yet, it has a strong influence on workplace outcomes. The more love co-workers feel at work, the more engaged they are. (Note: Here we’re talking about “companionate love” which is far less intense than romantic …

101 Things I've Learned So Far

1. Everything I need is within me.<p>2. There is only now. The past is over. The future is a dream.<p>3. Love is the only game in town.<p>4. It's easy to forget. But it's also easy to remember.<p>5. Eventually I have to let go (so why not let go now?).<p>6. Everything changes.<p>7. I am not the doer.<p>8. It feels good …

What Your Brain Sees May Not Be What You See

How to be Less Sensitive and More Positive

Have you ever found yourself freaking out because someone else told you about something that made you fuming mad and yet in the end, it was not such …

Reframe Your Thoughts - Change Your Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Studies show that people who can change their situation gain less from changing their mindset than those who have no control over their situation.<p>If …

6 Tricks To Keep Happy And Carry On

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

What Your Facebook Updates Say About Your Age

For a long time, psychologists have studied how the words people use correlate with characteristics like gender, personality type, and age. They …

Changing brains: why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era

The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networks<p>The psychiatric drug age may have reached its peak. Although mind-altering medications are being prescribed in record numbers, signs of a radically new approach to understanding and treating mental illness …

The neuroscience of Facebook: It makes our brains happy

Our brains are wired to connect — so it’s no surprise we spend 56 billion minutes a month on the social network<p>The popular conception of human nature emerging from psychology over the last century suggests that we are something of a hybrid, combining reptilian, instinct-driven motivational …

In Conversation With Neuroscientists

As researchers understand more about the brain, the boundary between science and theories of the mind get blurrier.<p>This week, <i>The Atlantic</i> will travel to the Pacific for a summit all about health, covering everything from cancer and big data to wireless technology and wellness. But for the …

10 Psychological Studies That Will Change What You Think You Know About Yourself

Why do we do the things we do? Despite our best attempts to "know thyself," the truth is that we often know astonishingly little about our own minds, and even less about the way others think. As Charles Dickens once put it, “A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted …

The Care and Feeding of Your Extrovert

Over the last few years, I've seen a lot of "How to Understand an Introvert," and "Things You Need To Know about Introverts" essays, but I find that …

Navy Gives Neck Injections A Shot At Curing PTSD

What if doctors could cure post-traumatic stress disorder with a single injection to the neck? One Chicago-area doctor claims he can, and has finally …

The Psychology of Success

<i>"Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it."</i> -- Maya Angelou<p>In life, we are each dealt a different hand of hardships and blessings. It would appear that life is not fair in her dealings, but I believe we are each given the exact hand we need to learn the lessons of …

What is Consciousness? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What is consciousness? Language is often thought to be the tool of consciousness and evidence for the kind of consciousness that makes humans …

5 Things You Need To Stop Comparing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you currently indulging in this very ironic activity where you constantly think of other people and their lives instead of your own?<p>That sounds …

Happiness

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Recipe Recommendation: Hot Boiled Peanuts

I'm originally from Georgia, and recently returned from a month-long visit with my relatives. As soon as I get my feet back on some red clay, I …

Swiss, Please: Raclette

Along with watches and chocolate, cheese is one of Switzerland’s great treasures, and raclette—both a semifirm cheese and a stick-to-your-ribs dish—is an Alpine gem that remains little known outside this country’s borders.<p>Raclette comes from cows that munch on short blades of high-altitude grass. …

The Difference Between Your Higher Self and Your False Self

Have you ever notice how blissful and how content little children are? How they run around from place to place, curious to discover more about themselves and the world they live in, projecting their innocence and their inexhaustible love onto everything and everyone around them?<p>It is said that …

How To Create The Life of Your Dreams with a Life Coach | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

What Exactly Does a Life Coach Do?<p>I’ve been speaking to over a dozen life coaches for the last couple of weeks. And to be completely honest with you, …