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Hope For PTSD Sufferers: A Whole New Meaning to “Magic”

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a terrible condition to suffer from, often making it difficult to lead a normal life. While we often hear it associated with war veterans, it can happen to anyone who goes through a traumatic event such as a hurricane or tornado, earthquake, rape or mugging, automobile accident, etc. Symptoms of […]

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Can Technology Override The Health Benefits of Nature?

Have you seen the studies about the health benefits of nature, including how  being in nature helps our brains? Vitamin G is now a term that is widely used to refer to the “medicinal” influence of Green spaces (hence the “G”) – a term started by Dr. Peter P. Groenewegen, a Dutch health scientist. Books […]

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Brain Mapping: How is an American Brain different from a Chinese Brain?

A team of researchers from University of Maryland, led by Michele Gelfand, has received a $813,000 grant from the Department of Defense. They will use this money over 3 years to perform brain mapping on people from various cultures to see how cultural differences may show up in their brains. This is part of a relatively […]

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7 Tips For Gaining Freedom From Panic Attacks

Panic attacks can be frightening. They are often brought on by stressful situations, and may only occur once or twice But for those who experience them over and over, it becomes “Panic Disorder,” and fear of the attack itself can keep them from engaging in life. Panic attacks have a number of symptoms associated with […]

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5 Tips To Help You Stop Letting Depression Control Your Life

Depression manifests itself different ways, but can be accompanied by anxiety, eating disorders, insomnia and sadly, even suicidal tendencies, making it a very serious affliction for millions of sufferers. If you struggle with depression, know there is help! Regardless of the severity or circumstances surrounding your depression, you should have a professional consultation. “Clinical depression” […]

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Where Did I Put My . . . ? Must-Read Memory Tips

Our memory is something we fear to lose. All the press around Alzheimer’s and dementia keeps reminding us that there is no guarantee it will be with us for forever. But you can help to avoid memory loss by following a few simple steps. By being educated about memory loss and ways to prevent it, […]

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Music and Your Brain: The Psychology of Music

Here’s a great infographic on the effects of music on the mind and brain. The colors are a bit pale but the information is wonderful! The Psychology of Music infographic

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