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6 Ways To Streamline Your Business

If you feel like your business could be more efficient, you are in good company — there are a number of steps you can take to streamline your business processes. Here are just six ways to improve your overall results and make your company run much smoother! The first step to streamline your business is to take full advantage

Finding Your Purpose In Life

An article in the publication AdultSpan Journal tells us, “a focus on meaning and purpose provides a positive, optimistic perspective that is counter to disempowering views of aging based on losses and deficits.” For many years, gerontologists and sociologists have believed

Music, Rhythm, And The Brain

Music is part of our life. Music has had deep roots in human culture throughout history. Listening to, enjoying, or playing music sometimes gives us pleasure, sadness, comfort, and even touches us deeply, causing life-changing experiences. Why does music have such a powerful affect on our brain?

Improving Your Health While At Home

Taking care of your health can be a full-time job — even if you are in good health — however, it has become harder for those of us who have had to spend a great deal of time at home. Here are some things to consider about your health, if you are working remotely, taking care of family, or just spending more time than you did

Are We More Easily Distracted As We Age?

Some people might be able to focus on their task at hand — and filter out distractions. However, research is indicating that as we age — we’re not able to do this as easily — an aging brain is a distracted one. Even simpler things, things that we may take for granted when we’re younger, like sitting across from your friend and having

How Your Brain Navigates Cities

The shortest distance connecting two points is always a straight line — one of the most basic rules of geometry. However, it’s not always applicable when you’re navigating the landscape around you. When walking through a busy city street, for example, avoiding oncoming traffic and crowds of people, following a straight line can often

Feeling Stuck? 10 Steps From The “Now” To The “New” You

Have you ever woken up in the morning feeling unsure of where your day — or your life — is going? You wonder what else might be out there. You know you deserve more fulfillment from your life. You think to yourself: What’s next? We’ve all felt that way at one point or another, but have you ever considered it

Why It’s Now Easier Than Ever Before To Start A Business

Starting a business used to be incredibly time-consuming, in which entrepreneurs faced many barriers, including needing a lot of capital. Capital may have come from a loan, borrowing money from loved ones, selling belongings, or taking the time to save up. Other challenges included maintaining inventory and a physical location. However

Shrinking Violet: Being Introverted In An Extroverted World

Networking, brainstorming sessions, teamwork. The fast-paced modern world of business emphasizes outgoingness and collaboration. Collectivity is widely believed to produce better ideas and boost workplace success. But what if you happen to be introverted?

Know Your Brain: The Amygdala — Unlocking Your Reptilian Brain

It’s about the shape and size of an almond, nearly as old as the dinosaurs, to whose reptilian brains it bears a considerable resemblance. When you’re walking home late at night, it’s shouting out to you, bogging you down with panic as you navigate your way in the dark, ready to jump at every corner at whatever or whoever

Finding “Christmas Spirit” In Your Brain

The holiday season seems to fall earlier and earlier each year as stores put out their decorations and marked-down merchandise and radio stations start playing Christmas music. Yet somehow, our feelings always remain the same, whether joyous or anxious. You might look forward to a time of year when you visit with

Finding Your Way Through Life (One Step At A Time)

Life is tricky thing for many of us to figure out — there always seems to be something blocking our way or making us feel hopeless — even when that is not true. Life can feel like a series of twists and turns, which means that all you can do is navigate them the best you can. It’s not always going to be easy, in fact, a lot of the time it’s going

Improving Your Health And Well-Being In The New Year

The end of the year is a time when many hope to improve their health and well-being in the new year. While the holidays may not be the best time to start, once those festivities have passed, it’s not a bad idea to have a plan in place for the changes that you’d like to make. The choices you make will depend entirely on you — so here are

Live Well, Feel Well: 7 Tips for Healthy Living

With the 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

Caring For A Sick Child: The Best Practices

Being a parent or caregiver is not easy. It’s hard to know what to do when you feel like your child is sick, and it can be even more difficult to know how to care for them at home. You might go online and look for information or ask friends about their methods of dealing with a child’s sickness — and you will get a variety of opinions. Some will

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