The Loka Initiative - Center for Healthy Minds Partnerships and Public Outreach Ongoing Loka works to engage, inspire, and involve the general public by hosting talks and events that showcase dialogue between senior scientists and senior faith leaders.
Nicholas Riley: Software Free software I’ve written This page is a catalog of free software I've written or substantially worked on. For the software provided with no included license, I would ask that you credit me when you make use of or incorporate my software into another product; and that you send along any improvements you might make. Bug reports are also welcome. Pester: simple, disposable alarms and timers for OS X
4 simple exercises to strengthen your attention and reduce distractibility Our attention gets hijacked by everything from the stress in our lives to the ding of our phones. Neuroscientist Amishi Jha shows how we can cultivate the ability to focus on what really matters. “I think, therefore I am distracted.” If Descartes were writing today, this is what his famous aphorism might have become. We’re living in an age of distraction, battered by our own customized waterfall of notifications, alerts, texts, videos, bingeable TV, and more. It’s not surprising our minds often feel like a jumble.
10 Time-Tracking Apps That Will Make You More Productive In 2014 My favorite tools to keep track of my time are, honestly, pen and paper. What I lose in snazziness, I make up for in flexibility. I don’t have to turn on my computer or phone, which means I’m better about recording "off" hours. Since I’m not beholden to a spreadsheet or categories, I can describe my time however I want.
Ten work–life balance tips for researchers based at home during the pandemic I find it really hard to work from home. I have tried it on numerous occasions over the years, including when writing up my master’s thesis and, more recently, in my postdoctoral work, but I am still not great at it. There’s always something else I could be doing: eating snacks, watching television or even rearranging my room.
How to practice emotional first aid - Guy Winch The difference between mental health and emotional health is that mental health is about diagnosable conditions such as anxiety disorders, clinical depression, attention deficit, schizophrenia, and others. Emotional health is about the non-diagnosable stuff – the kind of emotionally distressing experiences we all go through at some point in our lives, such as loneliness, low self-esteem, grief, guilt, rejection, failure, heartbreak and others. By learning how we’re affected by these kinds of emotional wounds and knowing which science-based techniques we could use to treat them we can develop our own personal ‘medicine cabinet’ for emotional wounds. One of the reasons it is so important to be aware of these kinds of ‘unofficial’ emotional injures is we have a finite amount of emotional and intellectual resources – a limited amount of brainpower – and emotional distress takes up a big chunk of it leaving us left with which to focus, concentrate on our schoolwork or projects or hobbies.
The 36 Questions That Lead to Love In Mandy Len Catron’s Modern Love essay, “To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This,” she refers to a study by the psychologist Arthur Aron (and others) that explores whether intimacy between two strangers can be accelerated by having them ask each other a specific series of personal questions. The 36 questions in the study are broken up into three sets, with each set intended to be more probing than the previous one. The idea is that mutual vulnerability fosters closeness. To quote the study’s authors, “One key pattern associated with the development of a close relationship among peers is sustained, escalating, reciprocal, personal self-disclosure.”
Freshness Counts: Histamine Intolerance - Diagnosis:Diet Could a Low-Histamine Diet Be the Solution to Your Health Problems? Do you suffer from any of the following? Headaches/migrainesAsthmaItchingPuffy eyesFacial flushingHivesPre-menstrual crampsCoughPalpitations or racing heartSwelling of ankles/feetLow blood pressureHigh blood pressureInsomniaAbdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea If so, you’re not alone. MANY people have at least one of the problems listed above but might never suspect that the culprit could be right in front of their noses—on their dinner plates!