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3 Ways Learning A New Language Helps Your Brain–Even If You Never Get Fluent

Don’t worry if you never get those conjugations right. Language-learning can make you a more creative-problem solver.<p>Remember your seventh-grade Spanish class? Of course you do. But do you remember anything <i>from it?</i> You might’ve left off language-learning with decent proficiency at some point in …

Language Learning

What you can learn from Einstein’s quirky habits

More than 10 hours of sleep and no socks – could this be the secret to thinking like a genius?<p>Celebrated inventor and physicist Nikola Tesla swore by toe exercises – every night, he’d repeatedly ‘squish’ his toes, 100 times for each foot, according to the author Marc J Seifer. While it’s not …

Here's Einstein's Advice to His Son on How to Accelerate Learning

The genius offered simple, enjoyable advice to his young son on how to learn more quickly.<p>Geniuses might be distinguished by their ability to grasp incredible complexity, but that doesn't mean if you somehow managed to corner one the greatest minds in history for a chat you'd be perplexed by what …

Albert Einstein

Pay attention: Practice can make your brain better at focusing

A new study examines how expertise changes the brain<p>Practicing paying attention can boost performance on a new task, and change the way the brain processes information, a new study says. This might explain why learning a new skill can start out feeling grueling, but eventually becomes more natural …

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5 Ways to Maximize Your Brain’s Creative Potential

We all have the ability to maximize our cognitive capabilities. The last several years of brain science have revealed that our brains are incredibly …

Standardized Testing

Are Brains The New Biceps? Why Mental Training Is The New Game In Town

Professional athletes and performance-driven people alike are making mental skills training part of their regimen. Here's how to train your brain like the pros.<p>The physical prowess of an athlete is indisputable. Gravity-defying dunks, aerodynamic leaps, and 100 mph throws are all part of the allure …

The Brain

How to Become a Master at Public Speaking, According to The Guy Who Runs TED Talks

This curated column is authored by Elle Kaplan, CEO & Founder at Lexion Capital<p><b>The Curator of TED Talks shares his secrets to creating a compelling</b> …

Public Speaking

7 TED Talks on Happiness That Will Make You Smile From Ear to Ear

Fact: Bad days happen to good people. Even when you give up those old habits to be happier, switch up your morning routine, and do that one thing all …

Inspiring TED Talks (And What You Can Learn from Them)

By Payman Taei<p>Giving presentations is an art form—there’s a lot of work that goes into it, from creating the script to deciding on images to the …

13 Habits Science Shows Will Help You Fall Asleep Faster And Sleep Better

Sleep is hard, especially in a world where people spend their time busy and stressed.<p>But not sleeping, in addition to making you less efficient and …

Reading with intention can change your life

A random sampling of the world’s most successful people will show one common trait: a love of reading. Reading is the easiest way to continue the learning process, increase empathy, boost creativity, and even just unwind from a long day. But books can also change the way we think and live.<p>Warren …

Success

The Cognitive Benefits of Doodling

Some new books tout the benefits of informal drawing and freehand scribbling—even for the unartistic.<p>When computers entered the mainstream, some art schools abandoned drawing classes to make time for the new software they had to teach. The arrival of state-of-the-art programs prompted backlash …

Train on Different Surfaces to Avoid Injury and Boost Performance

Trails, grass, sand, and water keep you healthier and make you faster.<p>Most runners log their miles on neighborhood streets. But roads shouldn't be your only training ground. "Running on different surfaces changes up the scenery, workout, and effort, giving road runners an often-needed break," says …

Running

Get Strong Legs

A few quick exercises are all you need to get a strong lower body<p>At mile 20 of the 1993 world championships marathon, mark plaatjes was trailing the leader by more than a minute. Then he kicked into overdrive and overtook Lucketz Swartbooi to win the race. Plaatjes, now 45, credits his surge not …

Exercise

Train Your Brain to Run Your Best

Reciting positive thoughts is fine, but to really run your best, you've got to shut down your inner critic.<p><i>"The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n."—John Milton,</i> Paradise Lost<p><b>As I approached mile 19</b> of the Run for the Red Pocono Marathon feeling …

Marathons

A Bunch of Ways to Give Your Brain a Workout: And Why Brain Exercise Is So Important!

Last week, I gave a lecture about hypnosis and the brain, and shared a lot of research about what we currently know or have observed occurring in the …

How to Prime Your Mind for Greatness

<i>“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book waiting to be written.”</i> — by Melody Beattie<p>If you’ve got the blahs, or you’re feeling the …

Motivation

How To Get Good Grades While Studying Less

Wouldn’t it be awesome to know you could get better grades without having to rack your brains and put your life on hold?<p>I teach some of the most …

5 Ways To Train Your Mind To Think Like A Winner

<b>One of the first things I learned as an FBI Agent was that to be successful, I would need to think like a winner</b>. When pulling a gun to make an …

4 small changes to boost happiness and memory

When making change for healthier habits, focusing on one small change at a time is a much more manageable approach than trying to make major overhauls.<p>Here are some favorites from my book “52 Small Changes for the Mind,” that can make a lasting impact to increasing happiness, improving memory, …

The enormous power of the unconscious brain

A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become.<p>If you don’t think the act of stacking and shuffling a set of cups could boggle your mind, watch the video below. In it, neuroscientist David Eagleman …

Consciousness

Take Charge of Your Health With Transform Your Mind Summit

Have you been searching for that motivation to get you started towards your optimal high performance health journey? Maybe you have tried all of the …

How to Get Out of Your Head and Be Free

A career change. Relationship turmoil. A move. Having children. Not having children. A mountain of bills. An empty college fund. Weight loss. Saying no. Saying yes. Finding faith. Seeking balance. Do any of these words trigger you? Did your heart thump at the mention of any of them? Do they twist …

A new glimpse into working memory: Bursts of neural activity found as brain holds information in mind

When you hold in mind a sentence you have just read or a phone number you're about to dial, you're engaging a critical brain system known as working …

The Brain

6 Ways Your Siblings Affect Your Health

Whether you’re best buds or can’t be in the same room without arguing, there’s no question that you and your sibling(s) share a lifelong bond. …

Siblings