How to Trick Your Brain for Happiness This month, we feature videos of a Greater Good presentation by Rick Hanson, the best-selling author and trailblazing psychologist. In this excerpt from his talk, Dr. Hanson explains how we can take advantage of the brain’s natural “plasticity”—it’s ability to change shape over time. gobyg There’s this great line by Ani Tenzin Palmo, an English woman who spent 12 years in a cave in Tibet: “We do not know what a thought is, yet we’re thinking them all the time.” 50 Smoothies : Recipes and Cooking 1. Banana Blend 2 bananas, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice. 2. Strawberry-Banana Blend 1 banana, 1 cup strawberries, 1/2 cup each vanilla yogurt and milk, 2 teaspoons honey, a pinch of cinnamon and 1 cup ice. 3. Strawberry Shortcake Blend 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup crumbled pound cake, 1 1/2 cups each milk and ice, and sugar to taste.
32 Detox Drinks & Recipes for Cleansing & Weight Loss Detoxing with various beverages is a great way to help give your body the nutrients it’s really craving, and can give your digestive system a break from having to break down and digest food. The liver is the most important detoxifying organ in the body, so it only makes sense to drink fruits and vegetables to help it function at its best. Here is a list of detox drink recipes that can be incorporated into any detox program you’re following, or just enjoyed for their health benefits. GoFlow: a DIY tDCS brain-boosting kit Did you know that by attaching a 9-volt battery to your scalp — with the help of some electrodes and some wet sponges (or conducting gel) — you can more than double your brain’s learning rate and boost peak performance? It sounds crazy, but it has now been proven by multiple studies that transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS) can significantly speed up your brain. In one case, the US Air Force used tDCS on trainee drone pilots to halve their learning time; likewise, DARPA has used tDCS to speed up the training of snipers.
Good, Holy Heck Portabella Burgers People. I know you’re busy. I know you’ve got things to do and people relying on you. Peanut Butter Energy Bites Peanut Butter Energy Bites – quick and easy bites packed with flavor and so good for you! Great snack for busy days! This year, I decided to sign both of our daughters for dance classes. Our oldest one will be taking ballet and jazz and her sister is starting her first year of jazz. That means Tuesday nights will be a little bit longer for us. Boost Your Brain’s Power With a 9-Volt Battery and Some Wet Sponges It seems, with the help of a 9-volt battery, wire, crocodile clips, and wet sponges, you can increase your brain’s performance and, more importantly, return your brain to its younger, more malleable and learning-receptive state. The technique, which is lumbered with the fantastic and slightly terrifying name of transcranial direct-current stimulation (tDCS), is similar to deep brain stimulation (DBS), but it doesn’t involve complex neurosurgery. TCDS runs a very small current — just 2 milliamps — into brain tissue just beneath your scalp; it’s non-invasive, and seemingly quite safe. By pumping electrons into the brain, neurons move a few millivolts towards ‘depolarization’, which makes them more sensitive, and thus reducing the time it takes signals to travel across your nervous system.
Why Are Trans Fats Bad For Your Health? by Jack J. Shamama The FDA announced that a ban on trans fats in the next few years, but what are they and why are they so bad for us? Nominate us for a Streamy Award! Click here to vote. The recipe for success: get happy and you will get ahead in life Happiness, rather than working hard, is the key to success, according to research published today. Cheerful people are more likely to try new things and challenge themselves, which reinforces positive emotion and leads to success in work, good relationships and strong health, say psychologists. The findings suggest that happiness is not a "feelgood" luxury, but is essential to people's wellbeing.
19 Foods Fit People Love Do you ever wonder how fit people have found success? Nutrition and physical activity go hand and hand. You need carbohydrates and fats for fuel, protein to build and maintain lean muscle, and vitamins and minerals to help both metabolism and tissue construction. Fit people tend to eat mainly whole, unprocessed foods, including fruits, veggies, and whole grains; all that are full of protein, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals. Here is a peak into a fit person’s food arsenal. Water: This staple carries nutrients throughout the body and keeps your body hydrated.
Chemical & Engineering News: What's That Stuff? You might ask yourself... What's That Stuff? Ever wondered about what's really in hair coloring, Silly Putty, Cheese Wiz, artificial snow, or self-tanners? The Anti Diet Ok, so this is the blog post I get asked for again & again. I’m not going to give you some faddy diet that will help you lose a stone, only to find it again next month. Why? Because it’s a waste of both of our time & it’s bad for you. That’s why.
Deskercise! 33 Ways to Exercise at Work Remember the days when “work” meant manual labor with a side of blood, sweat, and tears? Neither do we. These days it seems we’re more likely to log hour after idle hour with our bums glued to our seats. And while you may be an Excel champ by day and gym rat by night, recent research suggests that the recommended 30 minutes of cardio five times per week may not undo the health risks of a sedentary lifestyle . So what’s a worker chained to his or her desk to do?