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  • new3 Easy Exercises for Your Brain and Overall Health

    3 Easy Exercises for Your Brain and Overall Health

    When you exercise, you stimulate the release of brain chemicals such as endorphins, norepinephrine, dopamine, and serotonin, which produce feelings of joy and peace. Here are some simple "brain education" exercise tips to get you started, whatever yo…
    - 5 hours ago, 28 Sep 20, 3:45pm -
  • Who’s The Decision-Maker: Your Brain Or You?

    Who’s The Decision-Maker: Your Brain Or You?

    It seems an unlikely place to find a discussion on free will, but neuroscientists often grapple with the question of who is making your life choices: Your brain or your consciousness? More importantly, what’s the difference? [ ... ]The post Who’…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Sep 20, 2:30pm -
  • Are You Worried About Your Mental Health?

    Are You Worried About Your Mental Health?

    Mental health is a huge topic right now. It is all over social media a lot and it’s something that you read about quite a bit. However, that doesn’t mean that the stigma surrounding it is gone, which is why so many people still have a hard time g…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 7:26am -
  • How To Make Sure Your Vote Counts in November

    How To Make Sure Your Vote Counts in November

    Make sure that you are registered to vote at your current address. You may not have voted in a while. You may have moved or changed your name. You may have forgotten when you last registered to vote. Calling or visiting your secretary of state’s of…
    - 6 days ago, 22 Sep 20, 3:14pm -
  • Working For Happiness: 7 Principles of Positive Psychology

    Working For Happiness: 7 Principles of Positive Psychology

    Did you know that most Americans actually find free time more difficult to enjoy than work? Although many people also find their work stressful, boring, or meaningless, success doesn’t make people happy, either. “More than a decade of groundbreak…
    - 8 days ago, 21 Sep 20, 7:00am -
  • Seeing Is Believing: How Virtual Reality Is Changing Our Culture

    Seeing Is Believing: How Virtual Reality Is Changing Our Culture

    Virtual reality is no longer just the hypothetical domain of sci-fi movies. It promises great freedom — consider an avatar that increases your self-efficacy, or surgical training applications for physicians. Experts in the field Jim Blascovich and…
    - 10 days ago, 18 Sep 20, 2:15pm -
  • To Age Well, Don’t Leave Your Brain On Autopilot

    To Age Well, Don’t Leave Your Brain On Autopilot

    Usually, once they’re old, people don’t stimulate their brains much. From the brain’s perspective, it’s as if its boss doesn’t inspire it to work hard. A basic principle of the brain’s operation is that it improves when stimulated and dec…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 3:53pm -
  • The Perfect Workout For Winding Down From A Busy Day

    The Perfect Workout For Winding Down From A Busy Day

    In a culture that doesn't allow for much downtime between work, family responsibilities, and social events, it's clear why so many people struggle to wind down from the craziness and get an adequate level of sleep every night. [ ... ]The post The Pe…
    - 13 days ago, 16 Sep 20, 4:00am -
  • Our Brief Candle Time: A Conversation with Richard Dawkins

    Our Brief Candle Time: A Conversation with Richard Dawkins

    Richard Dawkins, best known for coining the “meme” and for his work on genetic mutation — the way in which genes seem to act in their own interest in the way they replicate, rather than serving to benefit the organism — didn’t really become…
    - 13 days ago, 15 Sep 20, 5:30pm -
  • Brain-Based Learning: Changing The World One Mind At A Time

    Brain-Based Learning: Changing The World One Mind At A Time

    At the moment you draw your first breath as a newborn, you will already have most of your brain cells developed. We enter the world with no concept of political worldviews, of religion, or socioeconomic divisions, untouched and not yet molded by the…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Sep 20, 5:00pm -

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  • Depression or Anxiety? Blood Biomarkers May Tell the Tale
    Metabolic alterations linked to inflammation and lipid metabolism can distinguish depression from anxiety and determine disease severity, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
    - 3 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 11:52am -
  • Suicide, Depression, Anxiety: COVID 19's Heavy Toll on Youth
    An increase in suicidal thoughts and attempts; anxiety; and depression are among the major mental health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in youth, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
    - 3 days ago, 25 Sep 20, 10:10am -
  • OTC 'Brain Boosters' May Pose Serious Risks, Experts Say
    Over-the-counter supplements advertised to improve memory and cognitive function may contain unapproved pharmaceutical drugs in potentially dangerous combinations and dosages, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
    - 4 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 2:02pm -
  • FDA Orders Stronger Warnings on Benzodiazepines
    The FDA wants updated boxed warnings on benzodiazepines to reflect the 'serious' risks of abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, and withdrawal reactions associated with these medications. News Alerts
    - 4 days ago, 24 Sep 20, 12:35pm -
  • Breathing Enriched Oxygen May Improve Major Depression
    Breathing enriched oxygen on a nightly basis may lead to clinically meaningful symptomatic improvement in mild to moderate major depression, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
    - 5 days ago, 23 Sep 20, 5:03pm -
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