Todd Sampson

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What marijuana does to your body and brain

Marijuana, best-known for its "feel-good" effects and touted for its ability to relieve various symptoms of illness and disease, can also be damaging, especially when overused. When weed's active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), hits the brain , it causes cells to release dopamine. It is a …

Cannabis

How Music Makes You Smarter, Stronger, and Might Save Your Life

Your favorite songs aren’t just hummable, they’re healthy<p>The opening chords to “Racing in the Street” still makes the hair on my arms stand up.<p>I first heard Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band perform this song 31 years ago, so nostalgia is a factor, no doubt. But every time I hear it, I’m …

5 of the Greatest Physics Demos From the MythBusters

Yes, this is the final season of the <i>MythBusters</i>. The greatest part of the show is the fact Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman aren't scientists but they …

7 Steps to Crush Negative Thoughts and Start Believing in Yourself

There you go again.Criticizing yourself with negative thoughts and constantly worrying about what other people think.You worry about what people …

Self-help

Get More Innovative by Rethinking the Way You Think

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Innovating how we innovate. Improving how we improve. Analyzing how we analyze. Gimmicky workplace wordplay? Absolutely! But effective prods and provocations for inspiring organizational introspection and insight, as well. Exercises like these, often known as “going meta,” focus managerial …

4 Meditation Secrets For People Who Can’t Meditate

Scientists, businessmen, and yogis agree that meditation is one of the most beneficial and effective practices for a happy, healthy, and …

Meditation

7 Best Bodyweight Exercises for Stronger Legs

<b>When most people hear “leg day," they immediately think of heavy weights and exercise machines.</b> There's no doubt that a heavily loaded barbell or …

An A-Z of Mental Wellbeing | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<b>Keeping our minds well deserves as much attention as keeping our bodies healthy and strong. Use the A-Z below to investigate where your mental</b> …

Self-improvement

The Psychology of Colors in Marketing

The Psychology of Colors in Marketing infographic is a comprehensive guide to what a colors means in marketing materials. The infographic, created by …

3 Natural Ways That Will Help You Let Go of Your Anxiety

Worrying too much, being nervous or feeling discomfort about an upcoming and/or unclear situation in a somehow irrational way is what we call …

Self-help

11 Things I Learned from 20 Years of Lifting

Here are some surprising training do’s and don’ts from a leading exercise physiologist and strength coach<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> DeanSomerset.com<i>, the website of</i> <i>Dean Somerset, a personal trainer and exercise physiologist from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. His clientele ranges from joint</i> …

101 Personal Finance Tips I Wish I Could Tell Entire Universe

Readers, this is another one from my “101 ways” series. Look for others on the side bar. Perhaps it took most time to compile this one. Literally I …

Personal Finance

9 Ways To Boost Productivity Of Your Morning Routine

There is every reason to take advantage of your morning routines. Because we are always more productive after we wake up, taking advantage of the …

Why You Should Write a Business Plan for Your Career

A successful career requires specific goals, determining your ideal path, identifying key challenges and opportunities, and coming up with contingency plans. You can accomplish all these with a business plan for your career. Here's how!<p>In the entrepreneurial world, a business plan is a sacred text. …

Brain Gain

The underground world of “neuroenhancing” drugs.<p>A young man I’ll call Alex recently graduated from Harvard. As a history major, Alex wrote about a dozen papers a semester. He also ran a student organization, for which he often worked more than forty hours a week; when he wasn’t on the job, he had …

The 5 Commandments of Personal Development

Are you drowning under the sea of information on personal development? You wonder what you should really focus on in order to get results?<p>It is while …

Motivation

7 Important Life Lessons You’ll Learn the Hard Way but Need Now

How’s life going, smooth sailing, right?<p>Well, of course there are a few hiccups every now and then.<p>But when something comes up isn’t it so much …

Psychologists Dig Into Link Between Autism And Creativity

People with autistic traits may have fewer -- but more original -- creative ideas.<p>A fascinating paradox lies at the heart of autism: While rigid thinking is considered a key aspect of the condition, many people with autism display exceptional creativity.<p>Now, a study published last week in the</i> …

Autism

The surprising benefits of feeling insignificant

In the grand scheme of things, you are a tiny blip on the Earth’s surface. And recognising that fact may make you a better person, writes David Robson.<p>Take a look at the video above. Feel small and insignificant, compared to the enormous, beautiful world around you? If so, you may just have become …

University of California

10 Ways to Make Your Afternoons As Productive As Mornings

Our society is collectively obsessed with morning routines.<p>What is just as important, but often neglected, is how we manage what happens in the …

Should media show on-air killings?

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>After two journalists in Virginia were shot dead on air Wednesday, news organizations and other media faced a decision: With dramatic video of a crime available --some of it shot by the killer himself -- were they obliged to put it on air and publish it? Some did, in a limited way, others</i> …

New PSA uses vomiting unicorns and YouTube stars to convince kids not to smoke

A new anti-smoking public service announcement enlists an ensemble of YouTube and Vine stars to team up with real-life versions of the Internet's …

3 Cognitive Biases That Alter Your Thinking

“<i>Change your thoughts and you change your world.</i>”<br>~Norman Vincent Peale<p>There are far too many layers of cognition (thinking, knowing, remembering) to …

3 Steps to Successfully Get out of Your Comfort Zone

Greatness is found beyond our comfort zone. We know this and yet we find it difficult to take the step. It’s not easy, we want to feel ready before …

3 Effective Ways to Beat Procrastination

What your life would be like if you kept promises to yourself, did whatever you needed or wanted to do, set the goals and actually achieved them? …

Procrastination