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Working memory is key to focus, and you can improve it it in 3 simple steps

No matter how hard you try to keep your thoughts in order, ideas continue to bounce wildly around, beating at your limited attention.<p>While working on a project, all of a sudden you start thinking about what you're going to make for dinner or a conversation you had with a friend a few nights ago.<p>The …

30 Powerful Quotes From Eckhart Tolle That Will Inspire You to Make Every Second Count

Eckhart Tolle is a famous spiritual teacher promoting mindfulness and living in the now. His teachings often contradict what we are taught in the …

Mindfulness

The sacrifices medical students have to make

5K Shares<p>As a therapist, I have worked with medical students struggling with depression and anxiety, sometimes addiction but mostly desperate to save …

The 3 cancers doctors miss most, plus 4 other commonly misdiagnosed conditions

Dizziness, sweating and nausea may sound like the flu, but those symptoms also could be signs of a heart attack. And sometimes, a doctor will make the wrong call.<p>Each year, 5 percent of, or about 1 in 20, adults who seek outpatient care experience a diagnosis that is delayed, wrong or missed …

6 Ways to Add More Meaning to Your Life | Inc.com

Most of us have moments when we overreact. It can happen in meetings, in one-on-one conversations, over email, and in personal relationships.<p>Sometimes we just cannot help ourselves--but there is always a price to pay.<p>When you find yourself saying things you never thought you'd say, or taking things …

Self-help

Neuroscience: Millennials Need to Lay Off the Social Media (Here's Why) | Inc.com

In this age of ever-increasing technology, it's no secret that spending time on our screens is detrimental to our overall well-being. Being distracted by our electronic devices has already been shown to decrease our actual personal, face-to-face interaction with our peers, as well as contribute to …

Neuroscience

5 Education Stories To Watch In 2017

Every year for the past few years, I've dusted off my crystal ball and offered a few predictions for the new year. Back on Nov. 9 though, I threw out the ones I had been working on and started over. The election of Donald Trump altered the landscape for K-12 and higher education and created greater …

Education

Cure For Cancer Found? Brain Tumors Disappear In Patient Receiving CAR-T Cell Therapy

2016 brought along a bevy of medical research breakthroughs among the international scientific community, from HIV and AIDs prevention to new …

5 Ways Ultra-Competitive People Overcome Procrastination

It's more than just time management.<p>We've all been there--sitting at our desks scrolling through Facebook as we avoid the task in front of us. It's called procrastination and it can take many forms, from frequent coffee breaks to small talk with co-workers.<p>Procrastination is often chalked up to …

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction

Maybe the smart phone's hegemony makes perfect evolutionary sense: Humans are tapping a deep urge to seek out information. Our ancient food-foraging survival instinct has evolved into an info-foraging obsession; one that prompts many of us today to constantly check our phones and multitask.<p>Monkey …

Teaching

8 Mindsets That Will Set You on the Path to Success

Open up to new ways of thinking and you'll achieve the positive mindset critical to success.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We’ve all met people who are full of negativity and skepticism, who always second-guess everything and criticize those around them.<p>Their negative …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …

The 4 secrets to remarkable focus

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i><p><i>I make plans but I don't follow through on them.</i><p><i>I get things done… but not the</i> …

5 Inspirational Books That Will Boost Your Growth

Regardless of who you are and what you do, there will be periods both in your personal and professional life where you will feel less than motivated …

Motivation

3 Brain Hacks To Boost Your Motivation When You Need It Most

Different kinds of work require different types of motivation. Here’s how and when to use these three psychological principles.<p>I tend to wake up early and do my best work while the sun is coming up. Whenever I try to work late at night, I find I’m less focused and I have trouble thinking creatively.<p>…

Groundbreaking Study Shows Half of Cancer Patients are Killed by Chemo — NOT Cancer

The cancer patient killer – chemotherapy. A groundbreaking study shows that up to 50 percent of cancer patients die from the drugs, not the disease. …

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Woman in surgery for kidney stones has limbs amputated

She thought she was going in for a routine surgery to remove kidney stones, but a 25-year-old Peruvian woman left the operating room without her hands and feet after doctors amputated them due to infection.<p>Doctors declared Shirley Mendez healthy after she underwent several medical procedures at …

This Man Will Get the World's First Human Head Transplant Procedure

Italian neurosurgeon <b>Sergio Canavero</b> is planning to perform the <b>first-ever body transplant</b> in December 2017. He will put the head of a terminally ill, …

Physiology

8 Sensational Ways to Create a Positive Impact Every Day

Discover how engaging in acts of kindness daily can create more joy, happiness and meaning in our lives.<p>Optimists view the world with a different lens than pessimists.<p>Optimists experience better health, manage challenges more effectively and are generally more confident and happier within …

3 Reasons Writing Is Great for Your Mental Health

According to a stack of studies, regular writing is great for your mental health.<p>In an age when many people get by never writing anything longer than a text message, you may have heard that clear written communication is a much in-demand business skill.<p>Companies are spending billions to bring their …

Scientists Get Closer to a Cure for OCD

New research by Duke University suggests there may be an eventual treatment for the disease.<p>Someday, the show <i>Monk</i> might not make any sense to us.<p>Brain scientists at Duke University tested lab mice who were bred with a low level of a brain receptor and found that they would excessively groom …

What you read matters more than you might think

A study published in the International Journal of Business Administration in May 2016, found that what students read in college directly affects the level of writing they achieve. In fact, researchers found that reading content and frequency may exert more significant impacts on students’ writing …

Creative Writing

Yes, You Can Train Yourself To Be More Creative. Here's How.

People often think that creativity is something you're born with or you're not. "My sister is the creative one in the family; she goes to art school," you might hear an accountant say. Advertising agencies even label their departments as such: project managers deal directly with clients, while …

Why Do Our Minds Wander?

Sometimes the mind wanders. Thoughts pop into consciousness. Ideas or images are present when just a moment before they were not. Scientists recently have been turning their attention to making sense of this.<p>One natural picture of the phenomenon goes something like this. Typically, our thoughts and …

Consciousness

6 Things You Need to Know About Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Originally published by <b>Daniel Goleman</b> on LinkedIn: Master Your Emotional Terrain<p><b>What Makes You Angry?</b><p>For many, being put down by an authority figure causes our blood to boil. For others, delays that ruin our efficiency are frustrating. The calmest person can become enraged by a wrongful accusation. …

Emotional Intelligence

This Neuroscience Hack Can Make You Unstoppable

Because your brain recreates your memories, you can train it to automatically create memories that propel you forward.<p>Successful people always find ways to manage their emotions and thoughts. Steve Jobs, for example, used mindfulness meditation to remain centered and focused. Many CEOs have …