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Live Well, Feel Well: 7 Tips for Heathy Living

With the oncoming flu season and lots of inevitable time spent indoors, fall and winter aren’t for everyone. Whether you’re managing seasonal allergies, recovering from an illness, or just looking to strengthen your immune system so you don’t get sick next winter, here are seven simple things you can start doing today to make yourself healthier, happier, and more resilient. [ … ]

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Bringing Neuroscience to the Community

It has been a long journey, a journey driven by my heart and maneuvering my way from the science lab to the community. After receiving my Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in neuroscience from Yale University, I taught and trained students and psychiatric residents at the Indiana University School of Medicine. [ … ]

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Why Go Nuts This Holiday Season?

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, stress leads people to engage in behavior that is harmful to their health [ … ]

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Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

We should all remember that social expectations are a product of the brain, so is our judgment, and our will to rise above these expectations. We have the power to define who we are — from what we see in the mirror to who we aspire to be. [ … ]

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Can People Have Superhuman Strength?

Tales of superhuman strength, also referred to as hysterical strength, can be found in many ancient Norse sagas dating from the late ninth century. Elite Scandinavian warriors, known as berserkers (a term derived from the Old Norse berserkr), were known to enter battle with an untamable, trance-like fury resulting in spurts of superhuman strength [ … ]

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Thinking with the Heart

In November 1997, I was scheduled to take a tour group into Egypt. To say that Egypt is an amazing destination is an understatement — it’s beyond amazing! To actually stand in front of the great Sphinx, looking up at over 400 feet of the once-covered stones that are now visible to the naked eye, is an experience of a lifetime. [ … ]

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Brain Education Exercises For Kids

Brain Education (BE) is a method developed by Ilchi Lee, for developing our innate human capacity for health, well-being, optimal achievement, and peacefulness through better self-management of the brain. It is an educational program designed to promote health, happiness, peacefulness, and achievement. [ … ]

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My Mutant-Powered Migranes

When I was 12 years old, I developed superpowers. I went to bed a normal middle-schooler and awoke to find my senses heightened. My alarm clock sounded like a siren, the sun burned my eyes, and my cereal milk tasted like a cereal milkshake. I could smell the furnace in the basement. Like many ’tween boys, I was a comic book junkie [ … ]