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How to Learn to Be Luckier

Luck isn't a mysterious gift of the universe; it's a way of thinking and behaving you can learn, says one psychologist who created a 'luck school.'<p>Look 'luck' up in the dictionary and you'll see this definition: "the things that happen to a person because of chance, the accidental way things happen …

How You Spend Your 20s Will Define You

According to Meg Jay, Ph.D., a psychologist and author of <i>The Defining Decade: Why your twenties matter--and how to make the most of them now</i>, many 20-somethings believe they have all time in the world and how they spend their 20s doesn't matter. But Jay says they matter most. The foundation you …

7 Science-Backed Methods To Get You Out Of Your Head

People get stuck in their heads all the time – some of us more than others. Although it’s lovely to ponder life and inquisite about yourself, the problem is that the majority of our thoughts are not so upbeat. When we’re in mind-wandering mode (a.k.a., “in your head”), thoughts usually turn to what …

Study: Sleeping posture can affect brain health - Nation

SLEEPING on your side rather than your back or stomach may play a role in helping reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer's and other neurological …

20 Traits Happy People Have In Common

How Boredom Kills Us -- In Body, Mind and Spirit -- And What to Do About It

A podcast on the tedium of boredom produced by Public Radio International delves into the subject of boredom in a decidedly un-boring, substantial way. Let's explore the piece, along with related compelling research, to see how being "bored to death" isn't just a euphemism. And discuss what to do …

Creativity

6 Mindset Shifts to Help You Feel Positive During Life's Struggles

<i>(Photographer: Melissa Ya)</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i>.<p>Life is full of ups and downs. Even though we try to stay positive and happy, sometimes we just can't help but feel a little down. Things don't always go as planned. Disappointments, rejections, hurt, worries, illnesses, …

Happiness

Want to work out smarter? Trick your brain with music

What songs get you moving? For cognitive scientists, researchers and now music streaming apps, the answer is in your brain.<p>Spotify announced last …

The Brain

14 reasons to read daily

Marketa<p>Reading is not what it seems! It’s not just sitting in a comfy armchair with a piece of paper in one’s hand. It’s not boring and passive, nor …

5 Memory Exercises That Boost Your Brain Power

<b>M</b>ost people think their ability to remember things is static – either you are good at it or you aren’t. Well, the good news is memory can be …

Short-Term Memory

When Your Mind Is Out of Ideas, Try Your Body

If there are two main ingredients that power our online education company, 2U, they are our people and our technology. Meetings fill our schedules and they usually combine both our best minds and our ability to utilize video and other technology tools to enhance our ideas. Securing thousands of …

Breaking Away

5 Habits for a Healthier Brain (and Life)

I started having seizures when I was around 5—the kind of seizures you see in the movies: …

Want to sleep deeply like our ancestors did Try turning your lights off at dusk

What if you could meditate like a Tibetan lama with no instruction whatsoever — and without having to subscribe to any religious beliefs?<p>People hear …

How the brain makes decisions

Some types of decision-making have proven to be very difficult to simulate, limiting progress in the development of computer models of the brain. …

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ private story. Her father, …