Can Positive Thinking Really Make You Feel Better?
Nov28

Can Positive Thinking Really Make You Feel Better?

In the seventies, researchers followed people who'd won the lottery and found that a year afterward, they were no happier than people who didn't. This hedonic adaptation suggests that we each have a baseline level of happiness. No matter what happens, good or bad, the effect on our happiness is temporary, and we tend to revert to our baseline level. Some people have a higher baseline happiness level than others, and that is...

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Is Reading STILL The Best Brain Exercise?
Nov28

Is Reading STILL The Best Brain Exercise?

Reading has been noted as one of the all time best brain exercises throughout history.  But what do the experts have to say about reading and brain exercise?   Dr. Seema Joshi, internist and geriatrician with Trinity in Bettendorf says, “Studies show over and over again there’s just no substitute to brain exercise”.  In addition, “I tell my patients to do their usual things in unusual...

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Brain Food – Can Certain Foods Make You Smarter?
Nov21

Brain Food – Can Certain Foods Make You Smarter?

Your brain is the most powerful organ in the body and proper nourishment is vital to creative thought, positive feelings and mood, memory, and total body wellness. If we are what we eat, it should be no surprise that certain foods will affect how you think, feel, act, remember and even how you grow and learn. Certain foods can even enhance neuron firing and cross-linking in the brain. The foods listed below can help you concentrate,...

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7 Steps Proven to Increase Your Brain Power
Nov21

7 Steps Proven to Increase Your Brain Power

There are many ways to improve your overall brain power. Your brain is a thinking organ that learns and grows by interacting with the world through perception and action. Mental stimulation improves brain function and actually protects against cognitive decline, as does physical exercise. The human brain is able to continually adapt and rewire itself. Even in old age, it can grow new neurons. Severe mental decline is usually caused by...

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5 Ways to Be Happy and Feel GREAT!
Nov20

5 Ways to Be Happy and Feel GREAT!

In the long term living a life which is in tune with your values, doing work you’re passionate about and surrounding yourself with inspiring people will help increase your happiness. But in the short term it’s about doing small things to please yourself, choosing activities that raise your happiness levels slowly but surely then keeping them there by repeating the process regularly. Here’s the most important stuff...

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The Effects of TV on YOUR Brain
Nov20

The Effects of TV on YOUR Brain

Studies have shown that watching television induces low alpha waves in the human brain. Alpha waves are brainwaves between 8 to 12 HZ. and are commonly associated with relaxed meditative states as well as brain states associated with suggestibility. While Alpha waves achieved through meditation are beneficial (they promote relaxation and insight), too much time spent in the low Alpha wave state caused by TV can cause unfocussed...

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