Working Memory: The Role of the Hippocampus

Your brain probably doesn’t enjoy waking up early anymore than you do — a complicated task of taking in the first daylight and establishing your surroundings, just before you check your alarm clock and realize you’ve got about a half … READ MORE>>

How to Restore Your Mental Energy

(Exerpt from “The Happiness Track,” by Emma Seppala, Ph.D) Remaining calm will help you manage your energy so that it does not drain as quickly. However, there will be times when you are drained and need to restore mental energy … READ MORE>>

Food for the Mind, Food for the Body

Do you live on a farm? More so than at any point in history, your answer is probably “No.” So, you’ll have to just imagine what it would be like living in a village or on a farm where you … READ MORE>>

Create Your Happiness

by Ilchi Lee Human emotion is a strong response coming out of our mental activities. Emotion itself is only a brain function; it is neither positive nor negative. Fear makes you avoid danger, resentment makes you fight, and loving makes … READ MORE>>

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Syntonics: Colored Light Therapy for Balance

It is estimated that half a million people in the United States may have winter depression, and 10 to 20 percent suffer from a condition related to changes in the amount of daylight called seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. One … READ MORE>>

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Hypnosis: Nature’s Swiss Army Knife

By John McGrail, PhD With its myriad combinations of attachments and implements, the Swiss army knife is truly a versatile and nifty device, allowing us to easily accomplish numerous tasks, from filing nails to opening a bottle of wine. If … READ MORE>>

SIX WAYS TO CONQUER DISTRACTION IN OUR TECHNOLOGY-CRAZED WORLD

The human race has reached a point of information overload, or at least a point where some feel so overwhelmed by an unrelenting firehose of messages delivered 24/7 by our various devices that they would risk their lives while driving … READ MORE>>

GO NUTS FOR NUTS!

Stress takes more than just an emotional toll on a person; stress has direct physiological results, including an increase in blood pressure, an increase in hormonal activity and an overall decline in the functioning of the immune system. In addition, … READ MORE>>

THE BEST DIET: HAPPINESS

Our culture teaches that if you work hard enough at anything, you’ll be successful. Recent studies, however, suggest that hard work may not be enough when it comes to weight loss. At a time when obesity is a national—and increasingly … READ MORE>>

HOW CHRONIC STRESS CAN HARM YOU

PQ1: If we remain under acute stress long enough, our adrenals eventually give out and we become drained and exhausted PQ2: Chronic stress can lead to a rut in which the wiring of our neural networks keeps us repeating the … READ MORE>>

INSIDE THE MIND OF PMS

“I think my boyfriend thinks I’m crazy,” says Jessica, a New York City boutique manager. She laughs as she recalls her premenstrual syndrome (PMS) at its worst. “What’s really amusing is that I don’t notice it until I get really … READ MORE>>