10 All-Natural Remedies for Pain Relief

Early on in my career as a professional fitness trainer, I realized that it was not the lack of will or desire that kept a large percentage of my clientele from reaching their fitness goals; it was the presence of chronic, debilitating pain. The most common types of pain limiting the client’s motion were neck and back pain, often related to injuries. [ … ]

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Realizing Executive-Thinking Brilliance (and How Recent U.S Presidents Stack Up)

Higher-level thinking isn’t something only scientists, inventors or writers enjoy. All of us, including executives, have the capacity to increase mental functioning — especially spatial intelligence — to enrich our lives. Four thinking dimensions affect the way we experience and communicate with the world around us, and each dimension contributes to the process of creative problem-solving and brilliant thinking. [ … ]

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Healthy Living and Magnetism

Biomagnetism is present in all living organisms because of their interaction with the Earth’s magnetic field. Thanks to a discovery by the 16th century English astronomer and physicist William Gilbert, we know that the Earth is a massive magnet, due to the circling electric currents in its liquid outer core. [ … ]

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Expanding Mental Health in Pakistan

Khusro Elley is the director of a psychiatric hospital in Karachi, Pakistan, which provides free treatment for the mentally ill. A former vice president of Ethan Allen furniture who has devoted himself to philanthropy, Elley opened a small nonprofit rehabilitation center for psychiatric patients in summer 2010. [ … ]

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The Altruistic Brain: How We Are Naturally Good

It’s a debate as old as time. Are people instinctively good or bad by nature? Author Donald W. Pfaff, Ph.D., uses brain science to examine this age-old question. In “The Altruistic Brain: How We Get to Be Naturally Good,” Pfaff, a professor of neurobiology and behavior at Rockefeller University, theorizes that humans are good after all — in fact, they are even hardwired for altruism and caring for others. [ … ]

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The Future of Sports-Concussion Management

The NFL and NHL are contending with multimillion-dollar lawsuits because of brain traumas, giving concussions an awareness level never seen before. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 3 million concussions occur per year, most experts agree that incidence rates are much higher than realized. Many athletes experience concussions more often than they actually report them. [ … ]

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Why Do We Perceive Time the Way We Do?

Time dictates our lives — we don’t have enough of it, we lose track of it, we need to manage it—yet most of us seldom consider how our brains process it. In “Time Warped: Unlocking the Mysteries of Time Perception,” author and psychology lecturer Claudia Hammond delves into how our perception of time can influence the way we think and behave. [ … ]