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How to do APT: Automatic Positive Thinking

Here’s an amazing thing you can do to explore and improve your own mind. Sit comfortably in a relaxed position. With each in-breath say, “I take as given that…” and … Continue reading

February 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

Monkeys trained to pass self-awareness test. Can we be?

Imagine you grew up in the wild, in a jungle, never seeing your reflection until you were an adult. If you’ve ever been scared briefly by your own reflection in … Continue reading

February 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Persistent grief? Try meditation.

It’s been 10 months since she died and I still cry every day. I feel broken, like I can’t do much without sadness wrecking me. I loved my fiancĂ© so … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ultrasound restores memory in Alzheimer’s rats

Here is some research that could yield miraculous results in the area of anti-aging: A potential method of treating Alzheimer’s disease using ultrasound is being hailed as a “breakthrough”. A … Continue reading

January 24, 2017 · 1 Comment

New hope for depression and anxiety

If you want to be calm and happy, make sure  JNK proteins are not suppressing newly generated nerve cells in your hippocampus. From the research below, I’d take an educated … Continue reading

January 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Research shows how to boot your IQ

There are two broad categories of intelligence: crystallized and fluid. Crystallized intelligence is the  ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned. Fluid intelligence is the ability to identify … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

How many of these 101 positive feelings can you feel?

I was watching a Ted talk by Alan Watkins on Why you feel what you feel, and he said that there are 34,000 emotions. I had a hard time believing … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · Leave a comment