Clay Ryan

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17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

Schizophrenia Patients Calmed Using Pioneering Video Game Technique

'The results of this pilot are astonishing'<p>Kings College London<p>Schizophrenia patients could soon be trained to control their verbal hallucinations …

Different Types Of Meditation Change Different Areas Of The Brain, Study Finds

There’s been a lot of discussion about what kinds of mental activities are actually capable of changing the brain. Some promises of bolstered IQ and enhanced brain function via specially-designed “brain games” have fizzled out. Meanwhile, meditation and mindfulness training have accumulated some …

Meditation

9 Daily Habits That Are Essential for Your Success

Never, ever hit the snooze button.<p><i>What are the best habits that can change your life? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Anita Sanz, Psychologist, on Quora:</b><p>As a psychologist, I've …

How to Train Your Brain to Be More Optimistic

Wellness<p>The glass is half full — here’s how to see it that way.<p>Do you tend to see the positive, even in trying situations? Or do you immediately assume the worst and focus on the negative?<p>When it comes to how we view the world, most of us fall into one of two categories: optimist or pessimist. And …

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Silicon Valley is obsessed with meditation, and there’s new evidence it changes the brain for the better

The idea of sitting in a quiet room doing nothing for a few minutes each day might sound absurd — unless you understand how meditation works.<p>By giving our bustling mind a dedicated break from its day-to-day worries, meditation appears to empower it to run more efficiently. A growing body of …

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Chronic nerve pain: Sensory neurons switch roles to transmit pain signals

Breaking research, published in the journal <i>Science</i>, demonstrates that touch-sensitive nerves switch teams and generate pain in chronic pain …

A psychologist explains why we’re probably all delusional and how to fix it

Reflecting more doesn’t make us more self-aware<p>Every once in a while, a friend attends therapy for the first time and starts breathlessly reporting all the revelations she’s learned. In many of these circumstances, it’s all I can do to stop myself from yelling that <i>I,</i> or any of her other friends, …

15 Things to Do When You’re Feeling Stressed

Have you mastered stress, or is stress mastering you? Between work deadlines, bills, and family and friend obligations, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. …

Baltimore psychologist pioneers team using psychedelics as ‘sacred’ medicine

William Richards, who began studying psychedelics in Germany in 1963, is convinced LSD and psilocybin drugs can transform people’s lives for the better<p>Baltimore is known to many as the heroin capital of the US. If William Richards has anything to do with it, it may also become the nation’s most …

Consciousness

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

9 Ways to Think Like a Leader

Leaders think differently.<p>Many years ago, I had the opportunity to shadow the CEO of a major technology company for one day. That one day changed my life forever. Walking through the hallways of his company, hearing him interact on phone calls and watching him tackle projects and challenges was …

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The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

Mindfulness

How to Avoid 4 Mental Blockers That Can Sabotage Your Career

<i>This story originally appeared on LearnVest.</i><p>You may not realize it, but your brain is working against you.<p>Think about it: How many times have you tried to focus in a meeting, only to succumb to a burning desire to check your Instagram?<p>Or how about the time you were told to come up with 10 new …

10 Signs You Are Truly Happy

8 experiences you should try on Google Cardboard right now

Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

Your body has a lot of nifty parts, but it’s the brain that’s the <i>it</i> organ of the summer. The brain’s all-the-rage moment is mostly a result of the …

What zapping your brain with electricity feels like

NEW YORK — The first thing I noticed was the stinging, as if a fire ant were attacking my right temple.<p>But this was no fire ant — it was current …

8 Daily Habits Of The Happiest People In The World

How many times have you said to yourself that you’re going to do something but you end up not following through with it because you weren’t motivated …

National Lab Director On Tesla Battery: 'This Is The Future, Now'

At the foot of Table Mountain in Denver, the federal government’s Energy Systems Integration Facility runs a megawatt-scale model of the nation’s electrical grid, so scientists and engineers can plug in new technologies to see how they’ll affect the system.<p>That work has become increasingly urgent, …

Here Are The Best Apps For People With Too Much To Do

While some still insist on sticking with pencil and paper to keep track of their daily tasks, many harried professionals are turning to productivity apps to help manage everything from huge projects and deadlines to the little things they need to get done.<p>Productivity apps are in huge demand; …

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Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

What marijuana really does to your brain

<b>(Shutterstock/Pe3k)</b><p>Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>LAURA DONOVAN<p>June 4, 2015 8:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on ATTN:.<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but …

Wearable bracelet analyzes the most stressful parts of your day

What if your wrist could confirm that your Monday meetings actually cause you stress? And what the heck are you supposed to do about it?<p>WellBe is a …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

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