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Catch a (Brain) Wave

Our brain is composed of neurons, which deliver information to other neurons. In the process, they generate electrical changes, which gather and generate brain waves. Their frequency is a reflection of our brain activities [ … ]

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Five Ways to Flip the Switch on Misery

Chronic complainers think they are expressing their feelings about their lives — but they do it repeatedly, incessantly and annoyingly, to anyone who will listen. Of course, none of it is their fault — they feel like helpless victims, that there is nothing to do to change their pitiful circumstances. [ … ]

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Discovering Your “Sharing” Brain

If you’re a parent of a toddler, then there’s one monosyllabic phrase that undoubtedly punctuates your days: “Mine!” Children are good at many things that might give grown-ups green horns — such as touching their toes and falling asleep anywhere, to name just a few — but it seems that sharing [ … ]

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What is Face Blindness?

It happens to most of us from time to time; someone comes up, calls us by name and launches into a chummy conversation. Though you can’t recall their face, within seconds it’s clear you and this someone have a relationship of some sort. And so, you nod politely, desperately analyzing their [ … ]

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Empowering Our Children With The Gift Of Happiness

As a mother of two young girls and as a pediatrician who cares for kids from birth through age 21, I cannot count the times I have heard a mother say, “All I want is for my child to be happy.” It is of utmost importance that a mother be equipped to empower her children with the tools to guarantee a lifetime of happiness. Happiness is a choice. We must choose to be happy, and we must teach [ … ]

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The Best Diet You Can Go On

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 an international — epidemic, scientists are [ … ]

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Helping War-Affected Children in Liberia

Growing up in a village in Grand Bassa County in the west-central portion of Liberia, Remongar Dennis was one of only seven children to survive infancy in what would have been a family of 13. He was the only child in his family to go to school. Now Liberia’s deputy permanent representative to the U.N. [ … ]

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Three Brain Rules You Need to Know

“The good thing about scientific empiricism is that you can turn a guess into actual data,” says Dr. John Medina. There are too many mythologies out there, like ‘You only use 10 percent of your brain’ — that’s a myth; ‘There are right- and left-brain personalities’ — that’s a myth; [ … ]