Training the Mind Not to Wander

A wandering mind can lead to accidents and lost productivity. Now, a study finds that real-time brain monitoring can be used to help people regain focus.

Feb 24

Categories: Mindfulness

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Study shows how the brain can trigger a deep sleep

Scientists have discovered that switching on one area of the brain chemically can trigger a deep sleep.

Feb 24

Categories: Sleep Disorders

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45,000 Suicides Every Year: The Sad Cause Which is On The Rise

One in five suicides around the world is caused by this and the figure is rising.

Feb 23

Categories: Suicide Prevention

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Can Personality Improve after a Stroke?

Strokes are areas of damage in the brain caused by blocked blood vessels or bleeding. They can set off a host of problems, including paralysis or impaired vision. Cognitive and behavioral changes after stroke are common yet often overlooked because ...

Feb 23

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Personality problems

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Digital Dieting to Prevent Life-Destroying Internet Addiction

There is a growing number of addiction treatment centers found in China, Korea and Taiwan that deals with an emerging form of ...

Feb 21

Categories: Addictions

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Jokey team meetings are more productive, as long as people laugh along

Science suggests a funnier workplace should be a more effective one, encouraging positive mood and a playful, open approach. But much of the evidence to date rests on theoretical argument or lab experiments. Now a new study of genuine team meetings ...

Feb 21

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Anxiety, Alcohol use and 13 ways to cope with panic(without drinking)

Social anxiety is strongly linked to higher levels of alcohol abuse, possibly due to the way alcohol lubricates vocal chords and actually allows nervous folks to speak in public. A little social helper to get you through meeting new friends, right?

Feb 18

Categories: Anxiety, Panic issues

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Personal Excellence: Building a Castle or Hauling Rocks?

“We are building a castle and it’s going to be magnificent .”

Feb 18

Categories: Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Love

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Sleep, Thinking, and Aging

Sleep is important, and perhaps it's most important when you're young

Feb 18

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Sleep Disorders

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The Psychological Difference Between $12.00 and $11.67

The "undercover" economist Tim Harford (he has a book and writes column at the Financial Times by that title) has explained the theories for why prices in our world end in "9." First is something called the left-digit effect, which suggests that ...

Feb 17

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Avoid One Of The Most Common Life Regrets

Karl Pillemer, a Ph.D. gerontologist at Cornell University, has spent the last several years interviewing hundreds of older Americans to systematically collect their practical wisdom. Among other questions, he asked these oldest Americans what ...

Feb 17

Categories: Happiness

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Mental Health gets $1.8 Billion boost in Australia

Nearly 60,000 people with a severe mental illness will share an extra $1.3 billion in funding - the single biggest boost under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Feb 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia

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How Mindfulness Training Affects Health

Over the past decade, there have been many encouraging findings suggesting that mindfulness training can improve a broad range of mental and physical health problems. Yet, exactly how mindfulness positively impacts health is not clear.

Feb 16

Categories: Mindfulness, Mindfulness Meditation

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Tetris getting you a promotion?

“Smile and the world smiles with you,” goes the cliché. But, turns out, there might just be something in it.

Feb 14

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Collecting: Is it becoming a compulsion?

Is collecting things harmless or could it take a turn for worse? Whether it’s old coins, stamps, trading cards, or Beanie Babies, many of us have items that we find particularly enticing, and that we’re strangely compelled to collect. Have you ...

Feb 14

Categories: Obsessions & Compulsions (OCD)

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