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Want Weight Loss in 2014? Here Are 5 Key Requirements

William Anderson, MA, LMHC | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
William Anderson, MA, LMHC

Wanting, even with all your heart, to lose weight does not make it happen, as anyone with a stubborn weight problem knows. Hopefully, it won't take you 20 years to learn what I learned. You can learn it from me!

3 Easy Ways To Whip Your Brain Into Shape

Next Avenue | Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.19.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Sandra Bond Chapman Our brain changes every day. We can feel when it is firing on all cylinders and our thoughts con...

How To Stop Making Tiny Mistakes That Make You Look Stupider Than You Really Are

Posted 09.19.2013 | OWN

By Leigh Newman Columnist Leigh Newman finds out a new way to fix our mental glitches with the help of Sendhil Mullainathan, the co-author of the n...

Book Review of Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 09.28.2013 | Books
Alvaro Fernandez

Just a couple of weeks ago I had a discussion with several psychologists and neurologists who seemed to share the opinion that "brain fitness" is a me...

Temptation

Nir Eyal | Posted 07.08.2013 | Technology
Nir Eyal

Temptation is more than just the promise of reward. Recent advances in neuroscience allow us to peer into the brain, providing a greater understanding of what makes us want.

New Research Says Mindful-Multitasking Leads to More Focus and Calm

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 07.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Part of the reason multitasking may lead to poorer cognitive performance is that stress can quickly get to a point where we experience diminishing returns.

Effective Communication to Effectively Persuade

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 06.25.2013 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Many of us act as though we all see the same reality, yet the truth is we don't. Human beings have cognitive biases or blind spots.

Got Brain? Investing in Our Most Precious Asset in 2013

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 03.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

We've made a lot of progress over the last century in understanding the brain, but it wasn't until the last few decades that we've come to understand the ways in which our everyday behaviors affect, for better or worse, our brain's health and performance.

Why Education?

Sean Slade | Posted 10.03.2011 | Education
Sean Slade

Why do we have education? What is the rationale behind schooling? Is it just to transfer content knowledge or is that just a part of a larger picture?

We Need to Reinvent Brain Care

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

An assessment of basic neurocognitive function should be an essential part of any psychiatric evaluation. The mental health field should adopt a brain-based model for diagnosis and treatment.

Will The Apple Tablet Enhance Or Hinder Your Cognitive Fitness?

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alvaro Fernandez

Unless you live in a cave (and without wireless connection), you know Apple is about to announce its new Tablet. Is that a good thing? A bad thing?

Preparing Society for the Cognitive Age

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Groundbreaking cognitive neuroscience research has occurred over the last 20 years -- without parallel growth of consumer awareness and appropriate professional dissemination.

Public Libraries: Community-Based Health Clubs for the Brain

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Libraries are taking on a new mission to help promote cognitive health in their communities and using the concept of brain fitness.

Debunking 10 Brain Health Myths

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Think about this: How can anyone take care of his or her brain when every week brings a new barrage of articles and studies which seem to contradict each other?

Top 11 Books for Brain Health

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

We've compiled the 10 Most Popular Brain Fitness & Cognitive Health Books, based on book purchases by SharpBrains' readers during 2008.