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Six Brain-Based Solutions to Beat Stress.

Stress is an inevitable part of life. We feel 'stressed' when real or imagined pressures exceed our perceived ...

When meditation fails. Five alternative ways to calm your anxious mind.

Interest in meditation and mindfulness as ways to reduce stress have exploded in popularity, and they're great tools ...

How to break bad habits using neuroscience

Your brain is fundamentally lazy. When it can, it wires thoughts, emotions, or behaviors into circuits deep below ...

Does meditation stress you out? Here’s what I do instead.

Has mindfulness mediation become the latest bandwagon to jump on? Over the past few years, I've written about ...

These are the 7 habits of highly healthy brains (in order of importance)

The relationships between our thoughts, our biology, the world around us, and our health and wellbeing are complex. Add ...

Nurture your mind and it will nurture your body.

Today's blog post 'The Body Whisper' comes from the wise and super smart Xian Hu, a.k.a. Mandy, who studied ...
Why a wandering mind is an unhappy mind

Smartphone app shows a wandering mind is an unhappy mind.

An intriguing paper called 'A wandering mind is an unhappy mind,' was published in the journal Science a couple ...

My top 5 brain health stories for 2014.

As 2014 draws to a close I've crunched the numbers and come up with the the top 5 most ...

Are you afraid of happiness? Take a quiz to find out.

Are you afraid of happiness? Take a quiz to find out. Underlying much of the traditional research on ...

This is your brain on knitting

I'm super excited to share this new art-science initiative that I've helped get up and running here in ...

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9 Daily Habits of Highly Healthy Brains

Learn how to use neuroscience in your everyday life.