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  • newNeuroaesthetics — The Science of Pleasure : An Interview with Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

    Neuroaesthetics — The Science of Pleasure : An Interview with Dr. Anjan Chatterjee

    Medical doctor, neurologist, and cognitive neuroscientist, Dr. Anjan Chatterjee has dedicated his life to understand how the workings of our mind can be observed in the brain — what patterns our thoughts and dreams make. Fifteen years ago, he devel…
    - 5 hours ago, 5 Jul 20, 1:15pm -
  • Paradise Now! Humanity’s Quest for Utopia

    Paradise Now! Humanity’s Quest for Utopia

    It is only by first imagining a better world that we can begin to create it. Right now, in the face of a financial crisis, global warming and myriad human conflicts, a peaceful future may seem distant. But it is worth remembering that out of hard tim…
    - 1 day ago, 4 Jul 20, 1:30pm -
  • Your Brain Is Never Too Old to Adapt

    Your Brain Is Never Too Old to Adapt

    The physical brain responds to consistent, rigorous stimuli in a way that does not simply grow new neural connections, but actually changes the structure of the brain in order to more efficiently use the incoming signals. This means that your brain i…
    - 2 days ago, 3 Jul 20, 1:45pm -
  • Expand Your Wits and Horizon (with Neuroplasticity)

    Expand Your Wits and Horizon (with Neuroplasticity)

    Here’s a small experiment for you: In a notebook or on a piece of paper, jot down a memory of a time when you were happy. Include details — what you were doing, what you were seeing, and how you felt. Don’t forget the sensory details — what d…
    - 3 days ago, 2 Jul 20, 1:15pm -
  • Cognitive Health in Racially Segregated Neighborhoods

    Cognitive Health in Racially Segregated Neighborhoods

    According to a new study published by the journal JAMA Neurology, black Americans who grow up in segregated neighborhoods could be at a greater risk of cognitive decline when they reach middle age. The study followed participants and the communities…
    - 4 days ago, 1 Jul 20, 1:05pm -
  • Job Search: 6 Networking Tips for Using Social Media Successfully

    Job Search: 6 Networking Tips for Using Social Media Successfully

    While social media outlets have made it easier for people to deactivate their accounts during the week, you can also use the fast-paced environment of social media to work to your advantage. Why not use the time you spend online to meet your long-ter…
    - 5 days ago, 30 Jun 20, 1:45pm -
  • Feeling Stuck? 10 Steps from the “Now” to the “New” You

    Feeling Stuck? 10 Steps from the “Now” to the “New” You

    Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling unsure of where your day — or your life — is going? You wonder what else might be out there. You know you deserve more fulfillment from your life. You think to yourself: What's next? We’ve all felt…
    - 6 days ago, 29 Jun 20, 2:45pm -
  • Doors Opened: Interconnectedness in Our New Media Age

    Doors Opened: Interconnectedness in Our New Media Age

    In the first seven years of this century we achieved as much in terms of technological change as in all of the 20th century, and we continue to leapfrog innovation. The pace of “penetration,” or the amount of time it takes for a new technology to…
    - 7 days ago, 28 Jun 20, 3:30pm -
  • The Neuroscience of Lying

    The Neuroscience of Lying

    Lying is natural. It’s actually pretty necessary for our survival. Can you imagine always having to tell the truth? “How old do you think I am?” or “Do you like my cooking?” are questions we don’t always want to answer honestly, and so we…
    - 9 days ago, 26 Jun 20, 12:30pm -
  • The Art of Remembering Everything: A Q&A with Memory Champion Joshua Foer

    The Art of Remembering Everything: A Q&A with Memory Champion Joshua Foer

    Most of us would like to have a better memory. We imagine our lives would be better — simpler, faster, easier — if we could recall the things that slip our minds on a daily basis and, increasingly, as we get older. But journalist Joshua Foer took…
    - 10 days ago, 25 Jun 20, 2:00pm -

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  • When Your Child Is Struggling with an Eating Disorder

    When Your Child Is Struggling with an Eating Disorder

    In the Spring of 2018 my daughter began to want to “eat healthy.” There is nothing wrong with eating healthy, I thought. After all, I am a certified health coach...
    - 12 days ago, 23 Jun 20, 10:00am -
  • Choice and Change: How Much Freedom Do We Have?

    Choice and Change: How Much Freedom Do We Have?

    One of the benefits of adulthood is the opportunity to make choices. Children often bemoan the lack of control they have over their lives. Parents, teachers, coaches, clergy, police, even...
    - 13 days ago, 22 Jun 20, 10:00am -
  • 7 Ways to Manage Your Emotions, Improve Your Mood, and Step Back from the Ledge

    7 Ways to Manage Your Emotions, Improve Your Mood, and Step Back from the Ledge

    The longer I have been providing therapy, the more I’m convinced that, along with acquiring the skills to walk and talk, a basic task of being human is to learn to manage...
    - 16 days ago, 19 Jun 20, 10:00am -
  • How PTSD, cPTSD and BPD Can Impact Relationships

    How PTSD, cPTSD and BPD Can Impact Relationships

    Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is defined as a fear-based disorder with several features necessary for a formal diagnosis which include: avoidance behaviors, re-experiencing, increased arousal and negative affect and/or cognition.1...
    - 19 days ago, 16 Jun 20, 10:00am -
  • Something for Everyone: What Type of Journaling is Right for You? 

    Something for Everyone: What Type of Journaling is Right for You? 

    I’ve always known that I don’t have complete control over my life, although, admittedly, that knowledge exists on some level deep inside of me that I scurry past and pretend...
    - 26 days ago, 9 Jun 20, 1:27pm -
  • 4 Types of Narcissism Share This Trait

    4 Types of Narcissism Share This Trait

    Narcissism is many faceted and comes in several types. Narcissists will use a variety of tactics and defenses to keep you insecure and ensure their status and that their needs...
    - 30 days ago, 5 Jun 20, 11:17am -
  • Anorexia in Limbo

    Anorexia in Limbo

    When I was sixteen years old, I met every requirement in the DSM-IV criteria for Anorexia Nervosa. My Body Mass Index (BMI) hovered just below 17.5, I was obsessed with...
    - 33 days ago, 2 Jun 20, 3:49pm -
  • To Mothers Struggling with Addiction: You Are Not Alone

    To Mothers Struggling with Addiction: You Are Not Alone

    I had an idyllic childhood. I was a cheery kid with great parents, raised in a wonderful neighborhood, always cared for and never wanted for anything. When people hear this...
    - 38 days ago, 28 May 20, 10:00am -
  • Grieving at Work: Coping with Loss While Managing Responsibilities

    Grieving at Work: Coping with Loss While Managing Responsibilities

    Mourning the loss of a relationship, the death of a loved one, receiving news of a debilitating health issue, or even the passing of a pet can affect people differently....
    - 45 days ago, 21 May 20, 10:00am -
  • Have Your Habits Changed in Quarantine?

    Have Your Habits Changed in Quarantine?

    As we continue in this historic, record breaking moment in time, I notice that I have created new habits and deepened others. At the onset, nine weeks ago, I was...
    - 47 days ago, 19 May 20, 10:00am -
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