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New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

New Neuroscience Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy
Before we commence with the festivities, I wanted to thank everyone for helping my first book become a Wall Street Journal bestseller. To check it out, click here. You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them. Actually, don’t trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life. 1) The Most Important Question To Ask When You Feel Down Sometimes it doesn’t feel like your brain wants you to be happy. Believe it or not, guilt and shame activate the brain’s reward center. Via The Upward Spiral: Despite their differences, pride, shame, and guilt all activate similar neural circuits, including the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex, amygdala, insula, and the nucleus accumbens. And you worry a lot too. But guilt, shame and worry are horrible long-term solutions. What am I grateful for? Know what Prozac does? Boom. Sum Up Related:  checkenWellness

The Single Most Proven Way To Get Smarter And Happier Yes, It’s This Simple Many of the fixes for our problems aren’t complex — something that’s clear in the things I recommend people do every day. What’s a scientifically validated way to get smarter, happier, healthier and calmer? Stop reading this right now and go for a walk. It’s that simple. Here’s why. Exercise Powers The Body — And The Mind They used to say you don’t grow new brain cells. Via Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain: As an illustration of just how new this territory is, I’ll go back to the story of neurogenesis, the once-heretical theory that the brain grows new nerve cells throughout life. What really feeds those baby brain cells? A 3 month exercise regimen increased bloodflow to the part of your brain focused on memory and learning by 30%. In his study, Small put a group of volunteers on a three-month exercise regimen and then took pictures of their brains. The Dumb Jock Is A Myth Being in good shape increases your ability to learn. Yes. Related posts:

Everything created is predicted by nature: A new video explains the physics of flow For the first time, a sitting US president has agreed to meet with the autocratic leader of a longtime communist adversary that owns nuclear technology. Are we talking about the potential summit between Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in June? Yes. Today (April 27), North Korea and South Korea will hold top-level talks at their border, a step that could continue to pave the way for the first-ever summit between an incumbent US president and a North Korean leader, which Trump unexpectedly agreed to last month. Ahead of the two Koreas summit, the North announced it will suspend all nuclear and missiles tests, and make economic development the nation’s first priority. History may not repeat itself. Still, the history of China’s nuclear program may offer some lessons to Trump on how to deal with Kim. Mao counters the American “paper tiger” China launched its program during one of its most difficult periods. I’m not afraid of nuclear war. Sports diplomacy bounces to a state visit

Be More Successful: New Harvard Research Reveals A Fun Way To Do It We all want to be more successful. But everything you read probably sounds like a lot of work. Isn’t there a scientifically proven method that’s a little more… fun? There is. Shawn Achor is the bestselling author of The Happiness Advantage and for years at Harvard he studied exactly that: happiness. He gave an extremely popular (and, in my opinion, the all-time funniest) TED talk. And his ideas even attracted the attention of Oprah Winfrey, who filmed an interview with him. What’s so special about Shawn’s work? He did what a lot of researchers never do: instead of scrubbing the freak outliers from the data he aggressively studied them. He wanted to know what people with happiness superpowers do that we don’t. Here’s Shawn: Instead of deleting those people that are weirdos in the data what we do is we intentionally study them. Shawn believes (and his research shows) that you can do things to be happier. I gave Shawn a call to find out what he’s learned. 1) Success Brings Happiness? Sum Up Tags:

Anonymous do Polaków o uchodźcach. - Medium Publiczne Witajcie Obywatele Polski! Wiemy, w jaki sposób media i inni dezinformatorzy manipulują informacją, by osiągnąć zamierzony efekt. Wiemy, jaki jest powód tej manipulacji i jak jej przeciwdziałać. Przed rozwpoczęciem jakichkolwiek działań należy jednak przeanalizować i zrozumić sytuację, pomijając dezininformacyjne warstwy zarówno w mediach mainstreamowych jak i alternatywnych. Wtedy rozwiązanie nasunie się samo. Anonymous to niezależna i międzynarodowa grupa luźno powiązanych ze sobą aktywistów i hackerów działająca przede wszystkim w internecie, identyfikowana przez użycie maski Guya Fawkesa. Oto nasz opis sytuacji. 1) Istnieje zasadznicza różnica pomiędzy uchodźcą a imigrantem. 2) Trwający obecnie proces destabilizacji Bliskiego Wschodu i Afryki napędzany jest agresywną polityką USA, Izraela i państw sojuszniczych. 3) Tzw. 4) Zasadniczym celem tzw. kryzysu uchodźców jest wprowadzenie w państwach europejskich szeroko pojętego chaosu opartego na poczuciu zagrożenia. Krok 1. Krok 2.

Bad habits you must break to improve your life in 100 days Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of Samuel Johnson “The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” To live a balanced, productivity, creative and fulfilling life, ridding yourself of your unproductive habits is an important investment. It’s easier to keep going than to take a few minutes to reflect, plan, and to really look at what needs to change for you to create your own version of a productive week, month or year. It’s about time you paid attention to the habits that could be hindering your progress in life and career. Ladders is now on SmartNews! Download the SmartNews app and add the Ladders channel to read the latest career news and advice wherever you go. Kill the excuses! Do you ever catch yourself making excuses when things don’t turn out as you had expected? I’m too tired. It’s easy to come up with excuses and justify not getting started. It’s a cycle. The truth is …

Gratitude Activities for the Classroom Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday to help students cultivate an “attitude of gratitude.” And what’s more, research shows that it’s really good for both them and their teachers! Among other benefits, gratitude helps kids feel better about school and makes educators feel less emotionally exhausted. Need some ideas on how to bring gratitude into the classroom? Classroom Gratitude Book. Many thanks to Head-of-School Steve de Beer and all the teachers at Friends’ School in Boulder, Colorado, and social-emotional learning expert Kim Schonert-Reichl at the University of British Columbia for sharing their ideas with me!

Walter Benjamin Walter Bendix Schönflies Benjamin (ur. 15 lipca 1892 w Berlinie, zm. 26 września 1940 w Portbou) – niemiecko-żydowski filozof, teolog, teoretyk kultury, tłumacz, marksistowski krytyk literacki i eseista. Życie[edytuj | edytuj kod] Walter Benjamin oraz jego młodsze rodzeństwo, Georg (1895–1942) i Dora (1901–1946), urodzili się i wychowali w zamożnym, zasymilowanym domu żydowskim w Berlinie. Ojciec, Emil, był bankierem w Paryżu i z czasem przeprowadził się do Berlina, gdzie został handlarzem antyków i poślubił Pauline Schönflies. W 1914 roku, gdy I wojna światowa zwróciła Niemcy przeciwko Francji, Benjamin rozpoczął tłumaczenie francuskiego poety Charles’a Baudelaire’a. 8 sierpnia 1914 roku dwoje jego przyjaciół popełniło samobójstwo w proteście przeciwko wojnie. W roku 1915 Benjamin, podążając za ówczesną narzeczoną, przeprowadził się do Monachium i kontynuował studia na tamtejszym uniwersytecie. W obliczu problemów finansowych musiał zrezygnować z rozpoczęcia pracy nad habilitacją.

52 Cups of Coffee - Ligaya Tichy Coffee with Ligaya intimidated me. It’s a feeling I’m unfamiliar with when it comes to coffee. She intimidated me the day I met her in Austin, Texas at the South by Southwest tech conference two years ago–and that was before I learned of the reputation she’d built as a Silicon Valley thought-leader on community building after playing a pivotal role in the early stages of successful startups Yelp and Airbnb. When you meet Ligaya Tichy you immediately sense the passion and drive behind her caring personality, sharp wit and intrepid style. My nerves led me to realize I hadn’t talked to many women my age in the first round of Cups. We met in a crowded coffee shop in San Francisco’s Financial District. Born in Boston and raised in a small hippy town in Iowa, Ligaya studied Anthropology and International Relations at Tufts University. While still in Bali, but facing expiring visas, Ligaya and her boyfriend at the time discussed their prospects. We were one of the only non-white families.

Airline Hygiene Exposed Introduction Germs are everywhere. That’s what we were told in school, but how does this connect with our everyday experiences? There is perhaps no better setting to demonstrate this than where people from around the world come together as they travel between cities, states, and countries. The general consensus from this study: Airports and airplanes are dirtier than your home (NSF, 2011). Take a look at all of the results from the study to learn the other locations and surfaces you should steer clear from. Results To summarize, here is a ranking of the dirtiest places and surfaces on airplanes and at airports: Tray table - 2,155 CFU/sq. in. Discussion Bathrooms were some of the cleaner surfaces tested, which may be contrary to conventional thought. Airline staff are under more pressure in recent years to quickly deboard arriving flights and board departing flights to maximize profit for their carriers. Methodology References Ball, M. et al. (2010). Fair Use Introduction Germs are everywhere.