Alex Reagan

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5 Simple Strategies To Help You Worry Less This Year

The author of The Anxiety Toolkit explains how we get caught in negative, fear-based ideas -- and how to break free.<p>Believe it or not, psychologists have a term to describe people who like to think a lot. The trait is called <i>need for cognition</i>. It refers to people who enjoy effortful thinking and …

How to Train Your Brain for High Performance

Everybody sees the world through the lenses of three sets of beliefs. Making all three more effective increases your mental performance.<p>For the past two decades, my good friend and mentor Gerhard Gschwandtner (if you don't know who he is, you're not in sales) has been investigating the thought …

E-cigarettes win first approval as a 'medicine' opening way for prescription by the NHS

Medicines regulator approves brand of 'vaping' cigarette but GPs warn it could put pressure on surgeries<p>E-cigarettes have been granted a licence by Britain’s medicines regulator for the first time, opening the door for them to be prescribed on the NHS.<p>The Medicines and Healthcare Products …

Public Health

6 Simple Changes That Will Make Your Brain Work Better in 2016 | Inc.com

That 3 lb. organ between our ears controls everything we do. We depend on it for literally everything from deciding which holiday presents to exchange to keeping us breathing. Yet most of us spend more time and energy trying to improve every other part of the body but give little thought to our …

How To Become A Genius

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, you probably have an average IQ. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to increase your intelligence.<p>You probably think you’re pretty smart. Most people believe they’re smarter than the average American, according to a study from YouGov. Yet when it comes to IQ, …

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

20 Amazing Facts About The Human Brain That Will Blow Your Mind

The human body is one interesting machine. There’s so much more to it than meets the eye. And, the brain is one such complex organ that will …

How Sleep Resets The Brain's 'Emotional Compass'

As most of us know all too well, lack of sleep and a bad mood often go hand-in-hand.<p>But a poor night's sleep doesn't just put a damper on your own emotions. New research from The University of California, Berkeley suggests that it may also hinder your ability to accurately read the emotions of …

Introducing The Social Introvert

Welcome to The Social Introvert, where we’ll talk about relationships of all kinds—love, friendship, family, and professional.<p>Some of you might know me from my books <i>The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World</i> and <i>Introverts in Love: The Quiet Way to Happily Ever After</i>. Or maybe you’ve …

21 easy habits to start today that will help you 5 years from now

One Quora thread is full of such contemplations, originally addressed to a 23-year-old physics student but applicable to everybody.<p>Here are the takeaways.<p><b>1. Work on your public speaking skills.</b> It's scary. Even Warren Buffett used to throw up before giving a speech. But it's crucial: As you advance …