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Music - The Conqueror of Chronic Pain

In the brain, dopamine acts as a neurotransmitter and is released from nerve cells to send signals to other nerves – think of it as a neural messenger. Dopamine (DA, which is contracted from 3,4-dihydroxyphenethylamine) is an organic chemical of the catecholamine and phenethylamine families that …

7 Highly Effective Ways to Overcome Fear | Inc.com

Show me an entrepreneur, and I'll show you someone who loves a mountain-climbing metaphor.<p>That's because starting a business is a frightening, uphill, often solitary journey that can yield epic highs.<p>But mountain climbing is not the only metaphorical stand-in for the thrills and chills of the …

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13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

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How To Change Your Life With Mini Habits | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

“Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.”<p>~ Sun Tzu<p>Imagine you’re at a New …

'Tolkien & Lewis' and the History of the Faith-Based Film

The term "faith-based film" gets tossed around a lot, often with reckless abandon. Presently, we're at the point when it's virtually a bespoke genre …

Let's talk about the gender differences that really matter – in mental health

Gender differences have been much in the news lately. It's a topic that exerts a powerful attraction, beguiling scientists and lay people alike. Are men and women really so dissimilar that they may as well come from different planets? And where there are differences, what are the causes? Everyone, …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

The Elusive, Manipulative Adopted Child

Learning how to bond with my daughter, who found comfort in the familiarity of being alone, has come through understanding reactive attachment disorder.<p>My hands hover over the computer keyboard. They are trembling. I hold down the shift key and type the words with intention, saying each letter …

Sometimes you meet someone, a…

Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Happy

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources, and insights to</i> <i>entrepreneurs and business owners</i>. The article below was …

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

<i>“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,”</i> Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: <i>“Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…”</i> Far from Pollyanna platitude, this …

This Could Be the Smartest Coffee Mug in Your Kitchen

This smart coffee mug has a surprise with every cup.<p>To jazz up your morning routine, the mug comes equipped with an e-Ink display, which shows a new …

Heaven Is for Real and 8 Movies of the Afterlife

The film "Heaven Is for Real" opens in theaters in time for Easter Sunday, giving us another interpretation of what might occur in the afterlife. …

The Road to Transcendence: The Sci-Fi Disasters That Came Before

Science, literature, and film give life to our dreams but never without consequence, it seems. Every invention, formula, or vision - even with …

This Week in New Trailers...

This week offered a treasure trove of new trailers, affording us our first glimpse at "God's Pocket," John Slattery's debut entry as a director; the …

What Being a Christian Means to Me: Don't Worry About the Rules; Just Love

<i>This post originally appeared on Bustle.</i><p><i>By Cherise Luter</i><p>I was a troublemaker in Sunday school. No, not because I was passing notes (though they were passed, discreetly). I was a troublemaker because I did the worst thing a young Southern Baptist born and raised girl can do: I asked questions. The …

Why Love Needs Space: Applying the Benjamin Franklin Effect to Romantic Relationships

You may recall the Benjamin Franklin Effect — that odd phenomenon of reverse psychology wherein doing someone a favor makes us like the person more. In this short “science experiment,” complete with a mandatory lab coat, the folks at SoulPancake set out to apply the Founding Father’s insight to the …

A Letter From the Love You Haven't Met Yet

Dear Future Love of My Life:<p>I know. I should have written before. Forgive me. But I got the feeling that you were beginning to think I didn't exist. But I do. And I wanted to let you know that while I might be as elusive as a unicorn grazing in a field of four-leaf clovers, I'm close. I'm around …

27 Movies That Perfectly Explain Your Current Relationship (or Lack Thereof)

Whether you're single, in a new relationship, divorced, or something in between, there's a perfect movie to watch during every stage of your love life. We can't promise that...

The Art of “Creative Sleep”: Stephen King on Writing and Wakeful Dreaming

<i>“Sleep is the greatest creative aphrodisiac,”</i> a wise woman once said. Indeed, we already know that dreaming regulates our negative emotions and “positive constructive daydreaming” enhances our creativity, while a misaligned sleep cycle is enormously mentally crippling. But can a sleep-like state in …

If you read one thing today, make it Andrew Sullivan on why friendship is a greater gift than romantic love – such a beautiful and important essay: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/04/23/love-undetectable-andrew-sullivan-friendship/

Saudi Arabia to build world's tallest tower, reaching 1 kilometer into the sky

Dubai, long champion of all things biggest, longest and most expensive, will soon have some competition from neighboring Saudi Arabia.<p>Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, could be stripped of its Guinness title if Saudi Arabia succeeds in its plans to construct the even larger …

Would you hire a photographer for your child's birth?

When I first read a report about birth photography, my first reaction was simply "WTF? NO." What kind of narcissist would want a stranger in the room, clicking away on a camera as they were in the throes of labour? "Now breathe, breathe, breathe ... and POSE!" And wait – who are the people doing …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

“City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection”: See Some of the Greatest Graffiti Relics from 1980s New York

Artist Martin Wong moved to New York City from San Francisco in the late 1970s, and took a job at Pearl Paint in Chinatown. There, he befriended many of the city’s young graffiti artists and began collecting their works, amassing one of the largest collections of New York City street art. He …

Where everyone in the world is migrating—in one gorgeous chart

It’s no secret that the world’s population is on the move, but it’s rare to get a glimpse of where that flow is happening. In a study released in Science, a team of geographers used data snapshots to create a broad analysis of global migrations over 20 years.<p>The study was conducted by three …

How Dads Influence Teens' Happiness

Adapted from <i>Do Fathers Matter? What Science Is Telling Us about the Parent We’ve Overlooked</i>, by Paul Raeburn, by arrangement with Scientific …

How to connect deeply with anyone (in 5 minutes)

I’m going to share a game with you. This game will reveal incredible things about whoever plays it; surprise, shock and delight complete strangers, …

21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

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