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The Science Behind Why "I Think I Can" Actually Works

Source: Bev Childress<p>"I think I can, I think I can...” We've all heard the story of the Little Engine believing it could puff right over that hill. …

Now Showing: David LaChapelle's First Australian Exhibition Arrives in Victoria

American photographer David LaChapelle is making his Australian debut with an exhibition at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale.<p>LaChapelle has …

How To Develop An Entrepreneur Mindset

This curated column is authored by serial entrepreneur and blogger,The post How To Develop An Entrepreneur Mindset appeared first on iamwire.

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

How to Politely Disagree, According to Science

After an election that was glaringly short on tolerance and compassion, it’s clear we need a new kind of public conversation, where we learn to reach …

Self-help

How to Finally Stop Focusing on the Negative

For many of us, it’s second nature to focus on the negative. We tend to dwell on criticisms (while brushing off compliments), and brace ourselves for …

Self-help

This Is the Easiest Way to Diffuse an Argument, According to Psychologists

It's when we're in the middle of an argument that we're least likely to turn to problem-solving strategies—seeking compromise, taking the other …

Aren’t We Right to Be Angry?

In May 2011, at the Newark Peace Education Summit in New Jersey, the Dalai Lama and Jody Williams—both Nobel Peace Prize winners—debated the role of …

Believing in God can trigger the same reward regions of the brain as taking drugs

Religious and spiritual experiences are neurologically similar to the euphoria of love and of drug-taking, a team of neuroscientists has …

The Brain

How to Get “High” Without Drugs

<b>Binaural Beats</b> are the products of two different sounds in harmony; they produce sounds that are only heard by the brain. The effect of this can be …

Harvard Study Decrypts the Ancient Mystery of Consciousness

What is consciousness? Is human consciousness seated in our mind, body, brain—or some combination of all three? These questions have mystified …

Top 10 Emotional Hip Hop Songs

Music has always been a major way to express and convey emotions. From all forms of music, Hip Hop is perhaps the most suited for emotional …

10 Dark Illustrations That Show the Struggles Of People With Mental Illness And Disorders

In his magnificent series of illustrations for Inktober, the artist Shawn Coss decided to portray the dark side of mental illness.

8 Ways to Stop Worrying About What Other People Think

To feel accepted is a nearly universal human desire. After all, we evolved to survive better in groups, where fitting in and having the trust and …

America is obsessed with happiness — and it’s making us miserable

A Brit on life in America: “The pursuit of happiness” has gotten out of hand.<p>I’m at the gynecologist for my Pap smear, feet in stirrups, idly wondering what Emily Post might have suggested as appropriate small talk for those moments when the person you are speaking to will be replying to your …

Happiness

This Is How To Resist Distraction: 4 Secrets To Remarkable Focus

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

9 Ways You're Accidentally Making Yourself Dumber

Cut these simple habits out of your life and you'll see your IQ rise.<p>Most of us spend a lot of time thinking about how to get better--how to be happier, more productive, fitter, smarter. We spend a lot less time thinking (constructively) about how we're screwing up.<p>There's no mystery there. …

Jet Lag

How Screaming Helped Me Become More Aware

It’s 5:30 a.m. I roll out of bed with an audible grunt, slip into my mandatory maroon robe, and wash up before heading down to the main meditation room. I could hardly believe myself: after two months of fast-paced couch-surfing around Europe for the first leg of my project to circumnavigate the …

The Scientifically Proven Way to Increase Brain Power

Experts are finding that running could reign supreme in growing and maximizing our brain's power.<p>One of your most invaluable organs is cradled within your cranium and is made up of billions of neurons. The brain is the crucial conductor of your daily life.<p>We rely on our brains for everything from …

Time I

"Psychics" Help Psychiatrists Understand the Voices of Psychosis

<i>Summary: Researchers turn to ‘psychics’, people who claim to “hear voices” without a diagnosis of a mental illness, to help find out more about the</i> …

How to Be Mindful While Reading Mindfulness Articles

Every piece of content you click on is also a chance to practice being present.<p>Every tiny action that you take in a day is an opportunity to be mindful. Drinking coffee. Brushing your teeth. Waiting in line. Picking your nose. Flushing the toilet. If you can bring yourself to be really <i>present</i> in …

Where exactly does creativity exist within the brain?

Where does creativity exist within the brain?If you’re like most people, you probably grew up being taught that the right hemisphere of the brain is …

Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond review – missed opportunity to truly explore mental health

<b>Wellcome Collection, London</b><br>This jumbled exhibition tracking changing attitudes to mental illness could have been a powerful study of Bedlam and psychiatry. Instead it fails to make sense of the real place and the myth<p>Sir Alexander Morison stands tall and sombre with his top hat in his left hand and …

Mental Disorders

De.mys.ti.fying Meditation

<i>Meditation is a process to create a meditative state within us that manifests our heart's intrinsic goodness. This expression of goodness makes peace dynamic and life-affirming, and in its wake, brings unity and harmony to this world.</i><p><b>T</b>hirty-five years ago, the countries of the United Nations …

These are the four most common personality types – which are you?

No two humans are exactly alike but researchers believe there are just a few main personality types most of us can be classified into.<p>A study on human behaviour has revealed that 90 per cent of us can be classified into just four basic personality types.<p>The different personality types, according to …

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Is the mind just an accident of the universe?

The traditional view puts forward the idea that the vast majority of what there is in the universe is mindless. Panpsychism however claims that …

Consciousness

Why Diets Don't Work: The Brain

Image: venimo via Adobe Stock<p><b>The role of the brain</b><p>Usually my clients come to me because they're tired of the effort it takes to keep dieting -- they're fed up with losing weight only to regain it -- (often regaining to an even higher weight) over and over again. They cannot understand why they …

Fitness