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High stress in middle age may increase women's risk of dementia

Women who get divorced, lose a child or suffer serious ill-health in their late 30s, 40s or 50s are much more likely to develop dementia in later life, research suggests.<p>Experiencing high levels of stress in middle age, which can also include widowhood or seeing a close relative battle mental …

32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!

Managing Our Emotional Monsters: Why Control Doesn’t Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

If you’re an average human being, you may be doing something that is actually based on a <b>huge myth</b>.<p>You may be trying to control your feelings.<p>Not the …

Warning: You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Do you ever have a project running along and feel like you have it all under control, then suddenly something comes up and completely derails it?<p>Have …

Forge A Strong Body and End Your Depression! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Depression is a common issue that many individuals have to deal with these days. A constantly fatigued state of mind without knowing where one stands …

The Importance Of 'Sexuality Awareness' For Self Improvement | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Your personal growth is highly dependent on your ‘sexuality awareness’.<p>This awareness begins with the task of knowing what ‘infantile sexuality’ is …

5 Ways To Quiet a Racing Mind

Yawn!<p>That’s exactly how I started every morning when I was feeling the impact of burnout.<p>I was tired and exhausted during the day, and then my mind …

The Ultimate Secret to Fast Learning | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Want to pick up a new skill?<p>Don’t we all. And we also want it to happen fast, so fast.<p>And preferably without any effort as well.<p>Well, I do have one …

Revealed: The Part of Our Brains That Makes Us Like New Music

A reward center known as the nucleus accumbens (shown in dark blue) is most closely associated to the pleasure we get from listening to new music. …

News is bad for you – and giving up reading it will make you happier

In the past few decades, the fortunate among us have recognised the hazards of living with an overabundance of food (obesity, diabetes) and have started to change our diets. But most of us do not yet understand that news is to the mind what sugar is to the body. News is easy to digest. The media …

Move Over Extroverts, Here Come the Ambiverts

One of the prevailing personality stereotypes we rarely question is that extremely extroverted people do best in sales. On the flip side, extremely introverted people may as well not even try to sell anything because it’s a foregone conclusion that they simply can’t.<p>A new study published in the …

Risk of depression influenced by quality of relationships, U-M research says | Michigan Medicine

The mantra that quality is more important than quantity is true when considering how social relationships influence depression, say U-M researchers …

Cure for distracted mind: Stare at a painting for three hours

Are distracting smartphones making us more stupid? New research suggests that could be the case: When Carnegie Mellon researchers interrupted college …

Give Voices In Your Head A Virtual Body And They'll Go Away

A recent study showed that schizophrenic patients who put an avatar to the voices they were hearing ended up hearing the voices less.<p>This might be an unexpected way to treat schizophrenics hearing a disembodied voice: embodying the voice.<p>In the U.K., psychiatrist Julian Leff tried an experiment to …

Stress Kills The Mind, One Day At A Time

Stress is hard on the mind — this much we intuitively know. But what we may not realize is how much our daily reactions to stress take a cumulative toll on our minds.<p>Most psychological research on the effects of stress has focused on relatively short-term outcomes. A new study in the journal</i> …

Skin cell defect is surprising allergy trigger

In a new study published in <i>Nature Genetics</i>, Northwestern Medicine and Tel Aviv University scientists have found that a structural defect in skin …

Key protein accelerates diabetes in two ways

The same protein tells beta cells in the pancreas to stop making insulin and then to self-destruct as diabetes worsens, according to a University of …

Why Your Partner is Designed to Drive You Crazy! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Many theories have been proposed as to why human beings seek out partners in their life. Some believe it is a “hard-wired” genetic predisposition …

6 Signs That You Have Developed A Good Habit | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

A Duke University study found that 45% of participants’ behavior was habitual, not intentional.<p>If this study is even a slightly accurate …

Reducing Anxiety and Worry the Lady Killer Way | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Wouldn’t it be great if our feelings were like the soldiers on a battlefield?<p>Soldiers are trained to follow orders and are commanded by a superior. …

The Science of Self-Control: Can You Increase Your Willpower? | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Does any of this sounds familiar:<p>You want to become an early riser, but once your alarm clock goes off, you hit the snooze button, and go back to …

5 Reasons Why Blaming Never Works! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Blaming others for anything that goes wrong in our lives is what comes handy to us. In those situations where we don’t prefer to take the call of …

3 Ways to Keep Your Body and Your Brain Fit for Life | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

The “no pain, no gain” mentality is prevalent in our culture when it comes to exercise. But if you are out of shape, overweight, or are no longer a …

How To Have A Success Mindset When You Don’t Think You Can Do It | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”</i> -Henry Ford<p>You know that in order to achieve your big goal you have to believe in …

The 4 Fundamental Pillars of Emotional Intelligence | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Usually when we think of “intelligence” we associate it with things like logic, math, and science.<p>However, according to psychologists such as Daniel …

Emotional Intelligence

Can Anybody do Anything? 5 Steps to Find your Calling

<b>‘Talent doesn’t exist,’ I heard someone say. ‘It’s all about the hours. You’ve got to put in those 10,000 hours or 10 years and then you can become a</b> …