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State of the World Got You Down? How to Find Peace in a Seemingly Out-of-Control World

Tamara Star | Posted 02.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

When the world seems out of control, here's how to find peace within yourself. After the recent Colorado high school shootings, there's no doubt ou...

Breakfast: Not Really the Most Important Meal of the Day

John Berardi, Ph.D. | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
John Berardi, Ph.D.

In the mainstream nutrition world there's one thing you can always count on: If you're told a food -- or nutrition practice -- is good for you today, you'll be told it's bad for you tomorrow. The one exception: breakfast.

3 Ways To Meditate On The Go

Dana Bisenius | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana Bisenius

Placing your focus on a mantra is a meditative technique that is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. It can be used wherever and whenever you need it, just as soon as a negative feeling bubbles up.

Alejandra Ruani: When Is The Best Time to Change? (Hint: Sooner Than You Think)

Alejandra Ruani | Posted 11.07.2013 | Women
Alejandra Ruani

People thought I was crazy for leaving a top job and top pay at the world's number one investment bank. But I was so busy changing that I didn't have time to explain what was going on with me.

7 Ways to Optimize Your Brain

Dr. Terri Kennedy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Terri Kennedy

Given advances in imaging technology, we now know that the brain is affected by every experience, thought and emotion.

OCD Expert Who Recommends Meditation as Therapy Is the Focus of New eBook

Alejandro Rojas | Posted 12.18.2013 | Weird News
Alejandro Rojas

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz applies Buddhist teachings to his work with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bucks the mainstream belief that the brain is a static organ that dictates our actions. So it is no wonder that he is a controversial figure.

The Brain-Boosting Product You Already Have in Your Home

Mark Bertin, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2013 | Parents
Mark Bertin, M.D.

As parents, we're under constant pressure to do whatever we can to give our children a leg up. Millions of dollars are spent marketing to us, most of it without a whole lot of grounding in reality.

Where Brain Health Meets Digital Health and Big Data

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

While there is much we still do not know about our brains, we do know that the sta­tus quo is not an option. It is leav­ing us woe­fully unpre­pared to meet cur­rent and future demands.

Meditation: Natural or Unnatural?

Jay Michaelson | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Jay Michaelson

As far as we know, life began on Earth 4 billion years ago. As the aeons passed, plants and animals evolved, usually according to the Darwinian princi...

The Critical Link Between Sleep And A Child's Brain

Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By Robert Rosenberg In this month’s British Medical Journal, there's a report on a study demonstrating the relationship of sleep to brain devel...

Pay Attention

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

Controlling your attention -- becoming more able to place it where you want it and keep it there, and more able to pull it away from what's bothersome or pointless -- is the foundation of changing your brain, and thus your life, for the better.

The Piece Movement

Wendy Adams Mendenhall | Posted 07.28.2013 | Impact
Wendy Adams Mendenhall

As we race to the top in education let the race include all of our pieces, in connection and partnership.

Can Tweeting Affect Our Biology?

Aditi Nerurkar, MD | Posted 07.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Aditi Nerurkar, MD

As we Tweet, post, like, share, and pin, are our brains registering our digital frenzy and shapeshifting accordingly? Preliminary research suggests yes.

Why Are Our Brains Lopsided? New Study Offers Answer

Posted 04.24.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/23/2013 07:07 PM EDT on LiveScience The two halves of the human brain are not symmetrical....

Deepak Chopra: How Social Media Created the Global Brain

The Chopra Well | Posted 06.04.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

In this week's episode of "The Rabbit Hole" on The Chopra Well, Deepak Chopra takes us into the inner working of the global brain, shaped by social networks and technology.

Brain Injury Awareness Month: New Hope for the Brain-Injured Person

Anat Baniel | Posted 05.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. It is of great importance to raise the general awareness of the prevalence of brain injury, since even mild brain injury can have devastating impact on a person's life.

Changing the Brain: An Interview About Freeing the Mind

Robert Piper | Posted 04.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Piper

The human mind has the ability to triumph over almost impossible circumstances. Decades of research by some of the leading neuroscientists in the world is showing that the brain is capable of changing for the better.

Why Mindfulness Should Be Part Of Your Everyday Life

Michael Stanclift, N.D. | Posted 04.07.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Stanclift, N.D.

The areas that are exercised when we practice mindfulness have to do with what we call ''direct experience.'' When we're experiencing something directly, we're fully enveloped by whatever we're doing. We are not thinking about the past, the future, or even about ourselves.

The Fitness Myths That Hold You Back, and How to Succeed: Myth 1

Anat Baniel | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Anat Baniel

Are you one of the many people who have made a New Year's resolution to exercise regularly and get more fit in 2013? Are you also one of the many who have made the same resolution in the past just to keep it for a couple months, or perhaps a week or two, or maybe not at all?

Can You Change Your Brain For The Better?

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

I was enthralled by Dr. Taylor's talk when I first saw it, and have thought about it many times since. From the vantage point today of several more years of dramatic growth in neuroscientific knowledge, I'd like to offer three reflections.

Nurture The Miracle Of Neuroplasticity

Marie Pasinski, M.D. | Posted 03.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Marie Pasinski, M.D.

Regardless of age, your brain has the ability to make new neurons and construct new neural pathways throughout your life. Exciting research reveals that the way we use our brain and care for our brain can enhance its neuroplasticity.

My Love/Hate Relationship With The Brain

Harshada Rajani | Posted 03.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Harshada Rajani

I know that as a medical student and a fellow miraculous survivor, I should, like Jill Bolte Taylor, maturely and gracefully appreciate the awesome intricacies and tenacious strength of the brain. Instead, I'm totally disgusted by it.

The Future of Education: Constant Schooling

Marian Salzman | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
Marian Salzman

Worldwide, wherever possible, young people are spending longer in education. When it's effective, they learn more, they become more skilled, they are better able to get jobs and earn a decent living. Even so, just leaving college with a good degree is no longer enough.

3 Myths to Dispel About the Brain

The Chopra Well | Posted 02.18.2013 | Healthy Living
The Chopra Well

As it turns out, we have more of a say in the strength and resilience of our brains than we may have thought. Here are three myths to dispel before we can harness the power of our "super brains."

A Radical Shift to Better Pain Relief

Peter Abaci, M.D. | Posted 02.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Peter Abaci, M.D.

I want to propose a radical shift to how we approach treating chronic pain. In very basic terms, I suggest that we redirect treatment toward remodeling the brain as opposed to just focusing our attentions and therapies on painful body parts like the back or neck.