5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory

    Whether you want to be a Jeopardy! champion or just need to remember where you parked your car, here are 5 things you can do right now to turn your mind from a sieve into a steel trap. 1. CONCENTRATE FOR 8 SECONDS. These days we’re all about things being faster. That’s why this advice[…]

Managing Panic Disorder in Public

Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, are characterized by extreme fear and nervousness. The symptoms of panic disorder are often difficult to manage, and dealing with panic attacks and agoraphobia is even more challenging when you’re in public. Your anxiety about it may never go away, but you can learn to more effectively manage your symptoms[…]

Worrying too much?

Doctors explain when anxiety becomes a problem   It can be complicated to understand what’s “good” anxiety and what is the sign of a disorder.   Throughout her life, Johanna Murphy experienced a persistent feeling that she did everything wrong. A low-level of panic often seemed present, but she simply thought this was how adults felt.  […]

Stop Worrying By Staying Present With Mindfulness

Excessive worry seems to continue to be on the rise, even impacting teens more than ever, and can have devastating consequences. Worry and stress can contribute to sleep problems, which can have serious ramifications, physical problems, and of course mental health issues, including full-blown anxiety disorders.   Let’s focus on a key mind hack that[…]

Cognitive Costs of Multitasking

Multitasking can reduce productivity, but it might also impact brain health   Multitasking seems like a great way to get a lot done at once. While it might seem like you are accomplishing many things at once, research has shown that our brains are not nearly as good at handling multiple tasks as we like[…]

How Music Helps Us Be More Creative

A new study suggests that listening to happy music promotes more divergent thinking—a key element of creativity.   In today’s world, creative thinking is needed more than ever. Not only do many businesses seek creative minds to fill their ranks, but the kinds of complex social problems we face could also use a good dose[…]

How to Boost Your Creativity

Being creative has many advantages for health and happiness. Fortunately, it’s also a trait that can be developed, and doing so can bring extra enjoyment to your life. Try these strategies and see what works best for you.   According to cognitive psychologist Robert J. Sternberg, creativity can be broadly defined as “…the process of[…]