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How Mindfulness Meditation Permanently Changes Your Brain

<b>What's the Latest?</b><p>While many studies have focused on how mindfulness meditation affects newcomers to the practice, a new study out of the University …

Mindfulness

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

Breast Cancer

Overwhelmed? 7 Strategies for Restoring Balance

I don't know about you, but I am convinced the world is spinning faster. I almost never seem to have nothing to do. Or to have caught up on the seemingly thousands of tasks ahead of me!<p>Discussing this with a bunch of friends the other day,- I discovered we were all in the same boat, whether we had …

4 Weird Brain Hacks That Make You a Better Person With Almost No Effort

We tend to think of our personalities as pretty set in stone. If you have always been short-tempered or shy or change-averse, you may think that it's …

Frugal Living

How to Rewire Your Brain for Success | Inc.com

The most recent edition of <i>The New Yorker</i> magazine contains an article about neuroscientists who study the way the brain retrieves memories. What they've found out is probably the most important breakthrough of all time in the field of success training.<p>How the Brain Remembers<p>Most people think about …

Humanity

It's Good to Feel Stupid: 5 Thoughts on Overcoming Fear and Self-Doubt

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was lifting with the owner of my gym. She was doing clean and jerks. I was squatting.<p>In between sets, I asked if she had ever competed in an Olympic weightlifting meet. “You should do one. They are a lot of fun and you’re definitely …

5 Science-Backed Health Benefits Of Hypnosis

It sounds like the work of sorcerers and scam artists, but hypnosis can play a very real role in protecting and promoting health.<p>This isn't the “You are getting very sleepy..." hypnosis you're used to seeing in pop culture references, but a clinical procedure used in conjunction with other …

Creativity, the Fireworks of the Mind

A few years ago, a local teacher asked me if I would give her students a lesson on how to be more creative. Teaching creativity is something of a daunting task and all the how-to blogs and articles full of bullet points only give us a pinhole's insight into what creativity is and how to achieve …

Would You Rather Be Alone With Your Thoughts Or Get Shocked?

Most people really don’t like being in their own heads, new research suggests. Some would even rather give themselves an electric shock instead of facing their thoughts.<p>Timothy Wilson, psychology professor at the University of Virginia (U.Va.), and colleagues from U.Va. and Harvard conducted 11 …

This Video About Worry Will Really Make You Think

"Can you allow your mind to be quiet?"<p>British philosopher Alan Watts poses the question in his speech on worry, which he describes as "a mind in the grip of vicious circles." Tragedy & Hope wonderfully illustrates the cycle of worry in the video above, layering visual elements with Watts' original …

How To Mute Your Negative Inner Dialogue

Stop being your own worst critic. Here’s how you can clear your mind chatter and live in the now.<p>You’ve heard that voice in your head. You’ve lived with it for so long, you probably don’t even notice it anymore. What you do know is that this voice drives you crazy because it just won’t stop. It’s …

7 weird things money does to your brain

The emerging field of neuroeconomics helps explain what your brain looks like on cash. It’s not always pretty<p>Money is packed with meaning, and it impacts our personalities, our relationships, and how we think. As you might imagine, a lot of stuff is going on in our brains when we think about money, …