It’s A Meaningful Life

  What is the most important resource in our lives, but, paradoxically, the one we can never find more of? Many great thinkers throughout history have answered that question with a single word: time. Time marches on, as they say, … READ MORE>>

You’re Fired!: The Subordinate Brain at Work

  In our market-based economy, everyone has a boss. Most of us answer to a manager or supervisor, but even the CEO answers to shareholders. So the pressures of being judged for your work hardly vanish the further up the … READ MORE>>

The Hipster Paradox

Where I work, my customers drink beer, a lot of beer. But not the trendy, craft microbrews flooding in from San Diego and Portland. They drink cheap beer — Coors, Budweiser, and, most of all, Pabst. They bring out their … READ MORE>>

Brain-Based Holistic Education For Women Empowerment

Out of 1,000 people, 504 are men (50.4 percent) and 496 are women (49.6 percent). We’re talking about half the world’s population. Vulnerable and disadvantaged women, and those who experience discrimination and inequality of any kind, need to be empowered … READ MORE>>

The Unexpected Benefits of Self-Sacrifice

Having been born and raised in south Louisiana, I’m no stranger to the raucous season of Mardi Gras, in which flamboyant costumes and excessive alcohol consumption reign supreme. What many people often forget about Carnival, however, is that for many … READ MORE>>

The Teenage Brain

“Andrew seemed trapped somewhere between childhood and adulthood, still in the grip of confusing emotions and impulsive behavior, but physically and intellectually more man than boy… As his mother and a neurologist, I thought I knew everything there was to … READ MORE>>

Reading Minds: A Q&A with Dr. Adrian Owen

By Franziska Green Look at someone’s face and you might get an idea of what they’re thinking—if they’re sad, in pain, or feeling unwell. But when a patient is unable to move any part of their body purposefully—as in the … READ MORE>>

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How the Brain Thin-Slices a Face

When considering whether or not to go out on a date with a guy, Samantha Tan, a sophomore at Indiana Wesleyan University, says she pays attention most to the eyes. “I feel like you can get a sense of their … READ MORE>>

Caring for Our Veterans: The Wounded Warrior Project

by Susan Hornik If ever you want a lesson in courage, strength and the ability to persevere despite any obstacle, talk to one of the wonderful people who participate in the Wounded Warrior Project. The Jacksonville-based nonprofit organization’s purpose is … READ MORE>>

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Helping Our Kids Quiet Their Minds and Change Their Brains

Remember when there was time to stop and smell the roses? At some point, that stopped. We became a society of jugglers; all suffering from culturally induced ADD. We brush our teeth while shampooing our hair. We make dinner while … READ MORE>>

Marketing to Your Mind

Remember that slew of Herbie movies from the ’70s and ’80s in which a talking car goes on many an adventure? That this talking car would be a Volkswagen Beetle was no accident. In fact, it was specifically chosen because … READ MORE>>

One Mind for Research

CELEBS RAISING MONEY AND AWARENESS TO CURE BRAIN DISEASE By Susan Hornik Recently, One Mind for Research, an independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to curing the diseases of the brain and eliminating the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness … READ MORE>>

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Phillip Moffitt’s Mindfulness

At age 40, at the peak of his career, Phillip Moffitt, CEO and editor-in-chief of Esquire magazine, did something many of us long to do. He traded in his worldly aspirations to explore the inner life. Moffitt left his New … READ MORE>>

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Robert K. Massie’s Compassionate Activism

by Margaret Emory When it comes to fatal diseases, Robert Massie is a triple threat, having survived hemophilia, HIV and liver failure. Born with classical hemophilia, a painful disorder that causes repeating bleeding in the joints, he spent most of … READ MORE>>

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On Fear, Emotions and Memory : Rock Star/Neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux’s New Terms

Humans are the only animals that can imagine the future. That’s great when it comes to figuring out what makes us happy. But what about those sleepless nights filled with anxiety? Joseph LeDoux has spent 30 years studying the biological … READ MORE>>