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Carolyn Gregoire is a Senior Writer at the Huffington Post, where she reports on health and wellness, psychology and human behavior, and brain science. She has discussed her work on MSNBC, The TODAY Show, and The History Channel, and has spoken at TEDxYouth and the Harvard Public Health Forum.

She is the author of a forthcoming book on the science of creativity, with psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, to be published by Penguin Random House in January 2016.
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Conheça os efeitos do açúcar no seu cérebro

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2015 | 4:31 PM

Nós sabemos que o açúcar em excesso é ruim para a nossa boa forma e a saúde do coração, mas agora há evidências de que consumir altos níveis de açúcar pode ter também um efeito negativo sobre a saúde do cérebro – que vai da função...

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Stimulating Brain Waves May Boost Creativity And Ease Depression

(39) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 7:39 PM

The secret to stimulating creativity may be to literally stimulate the brain.

In a new study, scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were able to measurably increase creativity by altering electrical activity in the brain -- a finding that may have significant implications...

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Probiotics May One Day Be Used To Treat Depression

(33) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 8:05 AM

What you eat can have a major impact on how you feel emotionally.

A diet rich in probiotics -- which support the growth of "healthy" bacteria in the gut -- is known to boost digestive health and can even improve a person's immune system. But now an...

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Why Overthinking Is Holding You Back

(10) Comments | Posted April 15, 2015 | 7:38 AM

Do you have a hard time quieting your thoughts and keeping your brain from going into overdrive? In addition to making you more stressed and anxious, new research suggests that a hyperactive mind could hinder your ability to perform simple tasks.

In a study published...

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'Power Poses' Don't Make You Any More Powerful, Apparently

(11) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 4:08 PM

The secret to power lies in a powerful pose.

That's according to a famous 2010 Harvard Business School study that found expansive postures -- for example, sitting back in a chair with your feet up and your elbows stretched out behind your head -- increased...

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Plastic Surgery Can Change The Way People Perceive Your Personality

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 1:54 PM

There's no doubt that plastic surgery can make you look younger, but can it also make people like you more?

A study published last week in the journal JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery found that women who underwent facial rejuvenation surgery were perceived to be not only more...

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Αυτό συμβαίνει στον εγκέφαλό σας όταν καταναλώνετε ζάχαρη

(2) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 9:38 AM

Έχετε ακούσει ότι η ζάχαρη δεν κάνει καλό στη σιλουέτα σας ή στην υγεία της καρδιάς σας, αλλά νέα στοιχεία έχουν έρθει στο φως που συνδέουν την κατανάλωση της ζάχαρης με την υγεία του εγκεφάλου, από τη νοητική λειτουργία μέχρι την ψυχολογική υγεία.

Αν και η ζάχαρη σε μικρές ποσότητες...

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Πώς θα καταλάβετε ότι έχετε ένα νάρκισσο απέναντί σας;

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2015 | 9:37 AM

Το να μιλάει κανείς συνέχεια για τον εαυτό του μπορεί να τον καθιστά αντιπαθητικό, αλλά όχι απαραίτητα και νάρκισσο.

Πολλοί υποθέτουν ότι οι ναρκισσιστές μιλούν περισσότερο για τον εαυτό τους από το μέσο άνθρωπο, άλλωστε αυτό που τους χαρακτηρίζει είναι ότι ασχολούνται συνεχώς με τον εαυτό τους και έχουν συναισθήματα...

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Science Reveals The Laziest Way To Better Your Mood And Maybe Your Relationship

(2) Comments | Posted April 11, 2015 | 7:30 AM

Some people consider daydreaming a waste of time, but a new study has found that daydreaming about your significant other can boost your mood. It might even strengthen your relationship.

Fantasizing about your partner can increase feelings of love and connection toward that person, according to the U.K. study recently...

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Why Tracking Health Too Closely Could Actually Work Against You

(7) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 1:58 PM

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently took to Twitter to give his 2.8 million followers a little unsolicited health advice: Get a lot of medical tests.

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Scientists Are Investigating Ayahuasca As A Treatment For Depression

(81) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 9:19 AM

For centuries, Amazonian shamans have been brewing ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic plant-based tea, for use in traditional healing ceremonies.

Now, the substance has caught the attention of not only the American tourists and spiritual seekers traveling to South America to participate ayahuasca retreats, but also medical researchers, who are investigating...

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Birth Control May Alter The Structure Of A Woman's Brain

(91) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 4:04 PM

Birth control pills have some troubling possible side effects, including altering a woman's mood and even her choice of romantic partner. A new study adds another potential concern to the list: Hormonal contraception may shrink portions of the brain and affect their function.

It's possible that...

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Just Being Exposed To Buddhist Ideas May Make You Feel More Compassionate, Study Finds

(98) Comments | Posted April 8, 2015 | 7:35 AM

Buddhists are known for promoting a philosophy of nonviolence, compassion and interconnection of all beings. According to provocative new research, simply being exposed to Buddhist terminology may be enough to activate tolerance and compassion among both Buddhists and non-Buddhists.

Researchers from Stanford University, along with scientists from...

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Gesundheit: Diese Folgen hat der Konsum von Zucker für Ihr Gehirn

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 10:50 PM

Dass Zucker schlecht für unsere Figur und die Gesundheit unseres Herzens ist, wissen wir ja bereits. Inzwischen gibt es allerdings vermehrt Hinweise darauf, dass Zucker auch unserem Gehirn schadet – sowohl den kognitiven Fähigkeiten als auch dem psychologischen Wohlbefinden.

In geringen Mengen ist der Konsum von Zucker unbedenklich, die meisten...

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이름이 우리의 미래에 끼치는 영향(동영상)

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 2:00 PM

어디서 사는 것부터 무슨 일을 하는 것까지 이름에 큰 영향을 받는다고 한다. 적어도 미국 공영방송 PBS 디지털 스튜디오 BrainCraft 시리즈의 새로운 영상물에 의하면 그렇다.

"우린 자기의 이름을 평생 수천 번도 넘게 적는다."라고 과학 기자 바네사 힐스가 영상에서 설명한다. "그런데 인간은 같은 단어를 더 많이 볼수록 그 단어를...

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Talking About Yourself A Lot Doesn't Make You A Narcissist, Apparently

(89) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 12:11 PM

Talking about yourself all the time might make you a jerk, but it doesn't necessarily make you a narcissist.

Although it may seem logical to assume that narcissists talk about themselves more than the average person -- after all, the personality trait is characterized by excessive self-absorption and...

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Gli effetti dello zucchero sul cervello: troppi dolci causano depressione, danni alla memoria e demenza senile (FOTO)

(1) Comments | Posted April 7, 2015 | 6:21 AM

Sappiamo già che troppi zuccheri minano la nostra forma fisica e hanno effetti negativi per la salute del nostro cuore, ma adesso ci sono sempre più prove che il consumo di grandi quantità di zucchero può anche avere ripercussioni negative sulla salute del nostro cervello -...

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La créativité: 18 choses que les gens créatifs font différemment des autres

(1) Comments | Posted April 6, 2015 | 5:44 PM

La créativité opère de manière mystérieuse et souvent paradoxale. La pensée créative est une caractéristique stable qui définit certaines personnalités, mais elle peut aussi changer en fonction du contexte. On a souvent l’impression que l’inspiration et les idées naissent de nulle part et qu’elles disparaissent au moment où...

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