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What If You Could Flip A Switch And Turn Off Your Bad Habits?

Normally it takes 21 days to break bad habits, right? Actually that isn’t quite true, although that notion is often shared as “fact.” It varies depending on how severe your habit or addiction really is, and can take many weeks or months. If you were a rat, you could switch off bad habits instantly! Just […]

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5 Best Brain Foods For Seniors to Enhance Memory

by Tom MacDonald A recent study conducted by the University of California found a connection between dementia and anemia. This study reported that people with lower levels of red blood cells in their bodies are at a greater risk of developing brain degenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s. This means that elderly individuals, who are highly susceptible […]

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Decision Making: Nothing But the Facts – Uh, Right?

Humans are basically logical beings, don’t you agree? Given a choice, we weigh the factors that are presented and use our decision making skills to pick the choice that is in alignment with our values. Well, that is what I would have said until I watched this video by Dan Ariely, which clearly shows that […]

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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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