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How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Legendary Composer Aaron Copland on the Conditions of Creativity, Emotion vs. Intellect, and the Trap of Public Opinion

In 1970, long before our present barrage of books on creativity, even before Vera John-Steiner’s pioneering investigation of the creative mind and the influential tome <i>The Creativity Question</i>, psychologists <b>Lawrence E. Abt</b> and <b>Stanley Rosner</b> set out to tackle the question of what makes creators create …

How to Stay Organized | The Art of Manliness

As “Heading Out on Your Own: 31 Basic Life Skills in 31 Days” draws to a close today, we’d like to use the final post in the series to discuss a …

It's time to get your brain in shape

<b>(CNN) —</b> From the outside, the human brain might not be much to look at. What makes it fascinating is hidden within, in the complicated circuitry of neurons that makes you who you are.<p>Scientists are trying to understand this complex network and find the key to staying sharp as we age. In the …

Chronic stress can hurt your memory

Do you tend to forget things when you're stressed? Like when you're late for a meeting and can't remember where you left your car keys? Or when you have to give a big presentation and suddenly forget all your talking points seconds before you start?<p>There's nothing like stress to make your memory go …

6 Effective Stretches and Exercises for Back Pain

Whether a couch potato, weekend warrior, or elite athlete, we're all susceptible to back pain at some point during our lives. If you suffer from chronic back pain, you might be inclined to avoid physical activity to avoid more pain. However, you might not be aware that <b>certain activities and</b> …

Yoga

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation

The Power of Sleep

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Sleep

Scientists catch brain damage in the act

Scientists have uncovered how inflammation and lack of oxygen conspire to cause brain damage in conditions such as stroke and Alzheimer’s …

You've Been Slicing, Dicing, Pitting And Peeling Your Produce All Wrong. Until Now.

Cooking is fun. Eating is fun. Sometimes you want to get the cooking done so you can get to the eating. We can respect that.<p>The following tricks will have you prepping produce quicker than ever before, and they'll cut down clean-up time, too. No special tools are required. Never bought a cherry …

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …

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What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

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Mindfulness Meditation Can Help Relieve Anxiety And Depression

People are increasingly turning to mindfulness mediation to manage health issues, and meditation classes are being offered through schools and hospitals.<p>But doctors have questioned whether this ancient Eastern practice really offers measurable health benefits. A fresh review of the evidence should …