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Why People in Abusive Relationships Struggle To Leave

Trigger warning: Domestic Violence<p>Domestic violence is a serious societal issue that (according to international statistics) is the most common form …

How to Negotiate in a Relationship Without Hurting Each Other

If you’ve ever fallen in love, you would know how good it makes you feel. It’s an exciting and at the same time terrifying sensation. You might be …

Get Behavior Change That Lasts Using Neuroscience

In my previous blog, “How Humans Experience The World” we analyzed human behavior and the structure of how it happens. Here’s a quick recap:<p><b>Vs + As = Ks -> Beliefs -> Identity (beliefs about self) = Behavior</b><p>The Vs (<i>visuals</i> or pictures we see or make up inside) and As (<i>auditory</i> or sounds we hear …

Positive Thinking

Do You Have an Anxiety Disorder—Or Are You Just a Worrywart?

How to tell the difference between the two<p>You worry about a lot of things—for example, you may be on-edge about that project due next week at the office or you may fear your partner will leave you for whatever reason. But does all that worry mean you have an anxiety disorder? It could, depending on …

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and …

Top 10

How to meditate: An introduction

'Mindfulness meditation' – getting to know the here and now – could be the key to a calmer, happier, healthier you. Mark Vernonreveals what's involved<p>Rates of depression and anxiety are rising in the modern world. Andrew Oswald, a professor at Warwick University who studies wellbeing, recently told …

How to Change Your Mind to Change Your Life: Why You Need a New Personality to Make a New Personal Reality

I'm admittedly a personal growth junkie. I've read all the books, and I regularly listen to teleseminars and webinars that teach me how to live meaningfully and mindfully, how to truly tap into the power of my authentic being, how to meditate, how to actualize my potential...you get the idea.<p>It's a …

Self-improvement

Can You Smell What The Rock Is Cooking On Reality TV?

A video posted by therock (@therock) on Nov 11, 2014 at 3:07pm PST<p><b>Finally, The Rock has come to reality TV.</b> Wrestler/ action star Dwayne Johnson is …

Reality TV

October 8, 2015

About Ryan Creary<p>Born and raised on Canadas east coast, Ryan moved progressively westward looking for the adventures that have defined his …

LEDs Get Glowing Reviews | Lightbulb Reviews - Consumer Reports News

Once in a while, procrastination pays off. Take lightbulbs. If you were hoarding your old incandescents because you worry about the mercury in …

How to Take Landscape Photos

Get tips for taking great photos of landscapes in this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.

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How Stress is Slowly Killing You (And How to Avoid it) | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Let me guess…<p>You clicked on this article because your guilty conscience is telling you that you stress too much.<p>And you’re worried that all this …

Letting Go of a Hurtful Past - 5 Ways to Move Forward | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

For most of my life, I always had trouble letting go of the past, specifically when it comes to angry situations.<p>Like this one time, there was this …

The Top 10 Habits of People with Long Lives

Want to know the secrets of those who tend to live longer lives? I’ll give you a hint: it doesn’t include regular trips to the fountain of youth. In …

8 Lesser Known, but Very Useful, Apple Mac Utilities

Your Mac comes with a bunch of Apps pre-installed, neatly organized in the Applications folder. You’ve got the iWork suite, AddressBook, iCal and some other useful applications. Also in there is another folder called Utilities.<p>You might have used a few of the applications within it, but there’s …

A Neurologist (and Dad of Two!) Shares Tips for How Parents Can Promote Brain Health

More by Erin<p>Now that summer is finally here, kids are bursting with energy to get outside. And although parents love to keep their kids healthy and …

The Brain

How we form habits, change existing ones

About 40 percent of people's daily activities are performed each day in almost the same situations, studies show. Habits emerge through associative …

Gambling Addiction Impacts Decision-Making Area of Brain

A new research effort compares the similarities and differences in psychological profile and brain function among cocaine addicts and gambling …

The Prisoner of Stress

What does anxiety mean?<p>People don’t ordinarily self-medicate by writing a book, but “My Age of Anxiety” (Knopf) is an attempt at recovery by a man whom modern psychiatry has failed. The man is Scott Stossel, a successful journalist (he is currently the editor of <i>The Atlantic</i>), now in his forties, …

Brain changes in an addict make it hard to resist heroin and similar drugs

By Brian Palmer<p>The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman this month has raised many questions about drug addiction, among them: What do drugs such as heroin do to the brain to make them so addictive? Can these chemical changes be undone?<p>Over the past 20 years, research into drug addiction has identified …

The Neuroscience Behind How Sleep Cleans Your Brain

You clean your closet sometimes. What about your brain?<p>We know that getting even a measly extra hour of sleep a night can have major benefits for us–like more memories, less anxiety, and happier genes. But scientists have tested another hypothesis for why we need to spend so much time horizontal: …

How Rewarding Is Love? Some Clues From Neuroscience

What do those butterflies in your stomach feel like when you lean in for your first kiss? Good enough to go in for a second one?<p>Neuroscientists and psychologists have been trying to unpack the various components of love for decades. For example, a few years ago, two research groups studied the …

What Your Brain Looks Like Right Before It Takes A Risk

Portraits of the risky brain could help us design workplaces that improve decision-making.<p>When we think of risky business, we tend to think of financial trades, or venture capital investments, or maybe Tom Cruise. In other words, we think of pretty high stakes. But risk also exists at a much lower, …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

Depression: 'Second biggest cause of disability' in world

<b>Depression is the second most common cause of disability worldwide after back pain, according to a review of research.</b><p>The disease must be treated as a global public health priority, experts report in the journal PLOS Medicine.<p>The study compared clinical depression with more than 200 other diseases …

Mental Health