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Managing Your Time Smartly

  How many times have you thought “…if only I had more time; I’d be able to commit if my schedule wasn’t so crazy; I have too much on my plate; I can’t, have to stay at the office late; ...

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Strengthing Your Muscle of Self Control

You make thousands of decisions throughout your day: get up or snooze?  Stairs or elevator?  Cookie or apple? Gym or early night home? Making healthy decisions is much easier said than done.  Whe ...

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The Secret of Optimists

It now seems clear that there is a reason why some people are more stressed than others and the secret lies in a single word. Optimism. In fact new research shows that the optimists amongst us deal mu ...

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Negative Thinking: Necessary for Survival; Limiting for Success

Falling into a rut of negative thinking has enormous flow on consequences to many parts of your life. It can impact your personal life and how you interact with your self and others, and can significa ...

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Two paths lead to forgetting

Ever wish you could just forget THAT ever happened? New research suggests that you can, and that your brain has two methods to try and erase that memory. Published in the journal Neuron, these finding ...

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Games that build skills for kids

Too often parents and children can feel powerless in the face of ADHD. MyBrainSolutions for Parents puts families back in control by empowering both parents and kids. First, an objective and robust as ...

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Skip the cake? Self-regulation processes in the brain explained

Competition between two brain regions influences the ability to make healthy choices. Almost everyone knows the feeling: you see a delicious piece of chocolate cake on the table, but as you grab your  ...

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Boost Your Focus

We know that the brain’s ability to focus is capacity limited. When you listen, it puts a brake on how much you can see and do at the same time. That’s the reason why many people struggle to c ...

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Predicting response to treatment for anxiety and depression

Prescribing the right medication or therapy for anxiety and depression often consists of a trial and error approach. It is very difficult to tell who is going to respond to a specific treatment becaus ...

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Memory improves for older adults using computerized brain fitness program

UCLA researchers found that older adults who regularly used a brain fitness program played on a computer demonstrated significantly improved memory and language skills. The team studied 59 participant ...

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Linking emotion, perception and memory

Memories are funny things. Sometimes we can remember every detail of an event that happened years ago, while at other times we forget what we did just last weekend. Scientists are continuing to examin ...

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The Power of Your Positive Brain

You can challenge your negative thinking. Positive feelings enhance your wellbeing and happiness, yet we naturally tune in more to negative than positive feelings. That’s just the way our brains ...

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Stress changes your strategy for learning

Different brain regions are activated and different strategies for learning are used when subjects are stressed, say authors Schwabe and Wolf in an article published in the Journal of Neuroscience. S ...

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In the Zone: Peak Performance

In this webinar, Dr. Evian Gordon explains “Finding and keeping your Zone of optimal performance.” Your ‘Zone’ describes the nonconscious, automatic, in-the-moment sense of well-being  ...

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A little shut-eye helps consolidate new memories

Next time you fall asleep at your desk, just tell them you are trying to make sure you remember everything from the meeting. In an article to be published in the journal  Psychological Science, Micha ...

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What you gain by training your brain

Short-term mindfulness meditation can physically alter the connections in your brain. And according to the authors of a recent study, these results “…could provide a means for intervention to impr ...

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A face in the crowd

What helps you spot a face in the crowd? Research suggests that it’s an angry or emotional face we tend to register first. A recent study takes it even further suggesting that whether smiling or gri ...

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Brain food basics

What is it about omega-3s in fish oil that is so good for your brain? We’ve all heard that eating fish is good for our brains and memory. But what is it about DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fis ...

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Inhibiting movements can reduce risky behavior

Research shows that training people to become less impulsive may reduce risk-taking behavior during gambling. These insights could help provide guidance for new addiction treatment programs. Recently  ...

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Focus your attention

A recent article in the New York Times describes the “Risky Rise of the Good-Grade Pill.” Teenagers are taking (and in some cases snorting) Adderall, an amphetamine prescribed for the treatment of ...

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