Psychology

Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Meditation is beneficial for our well-being. This ancient wisdom has been supported by scientific studies focusing on the practice of mindfulness. However, the words "mindfulness"...
How child abuse can alter the adult brain

How child abuse can alter the adult brain

Child abuse and other traumatic childhood experiences may alter the brain, making the effects of trauma last into adulthood. The long-lasting effects may be due...
How to deal with anxiety

How to deal with anxiety

It’s not uncommon to hear someone say “This gives me anxiety!” when experiencing something that makes them feel nervous or uncomfortable. But feeling nervous and...
How to improve your emotional wellness

How to improve your emotional wellness

Do you tend to look on the sunny side, or do you see a future filled with dark, stormy skies? A growing body of research...
Gratitude and shared laughter strengthen romantic partnerships

Gratitude and shared laughter strengthen romantic partnerships

For years, we've heard authors, inspirational speakers, and even our parents attribute happiness to "the little things," and Sara Algoe couldn't agree more. "It's the...
Why people with ADHD can be successful in business

Why people with ADHD can be successful in business

The symptoms of ADHD foster important traits associated with entrepreneurship. That conclusion was reached in a study conducted by an international team of economists, who...
How gut bacteria may influence our emotion

How gut bacteria may influence our emotion

Researchers have identified gut microbiota that interact with brain regions associated with mood and behavior. This may be the first time that behavioral and neurobiological...
5 Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

5 ways to keep your memory sharp

The way you live, what you eat and drink, and how you treat your body affect your memory as well as your physical health...
5 Ways to Protect Your Memory from Dementia

5 ways to protect your memory from dementia

Over time, small behaviors can do big things for your brain. Read on for a healthy memory toolkit. Many middle-aged adults are concerned about developing...
Feeling bad about your failures may lead to success

Feeling bad about your failures may lead to success

Perhaps it is best to beat yourself up a little the next time you fail at a task. Responding to failure emotionally, rather than cognitively,...