Understanding these 8 addictions can prevent severe complications

How Does Addiction Start? Anything that alters your mood can become addictive. It begins as self-medication to help you manage pain. The reward you get when you see that text message pop up, find the perfect pair of shoes, or roll a lucky seven makes you want more. That becomes something you can’t live without….

8 Tips for waking up early & conquering the alarm clock

Here are eight tips to help you win the fight and wake up early: 1. Take the first steps The toughest part of the morning is simply getting out of bed. An alarm across the room is an old trick, but to keep yourself from falling back asleep in the morning brain-fog,  have another alarm across the…

The neuroscience of creativity

Neuroscience can be a dense and unrelentingly complex area of study. The scientists involved strive to answer disparate questions ranging from “how do we walk?” to “how do we remember things?” and from “how do nerve cell membranes communicate?” to “what is pleasure?” One such intractable topic is creativity. What is it? Why does it exist?…

What makes happy couples actually happy!

Do you often ask yourself if you’re still happy with the relationship? Do you often look back to check why you’re with the person you’re with right now? Do you feel that the relationship is bringing you down more that it’s supposed to elate you? You may be in an unhealthy relationship. What is a…

The link between weather and your memory and stress levels

Weather can be sunny, stormy, dreary or unpredictable but then so, too, can your mood. The way you feel on any given day may actually be intricately tied to the weather forecast in ways science is only beginning to understand. Many people are now aware that spending time outdoors on a sunny day, and allowing…

What decides your happiness and success – Your IQ or EQ ?

Why your EQ is the most important factor for your happiness? A higher Intelligence Quotient does not guarantee your happiness or success in life. To succeed in life, it is not your IQ, but your EQ that plays a bigger role. Emotional Quotient(EQ) or emotional intelligence stands for your ability to understand and manage your…

Parents guide : Benefits of Summer Camps

For generations, children have spent their summers at day and sleepaway camps, trying new activities such as swimming, hiking, and various sports. But what many families may not realize is that camp provides children with different opportunities to develop important life skills that are difficult to achieve in any other environment. Below are just a…

Selfitis – The obsession with selfies – Is it a disorder?

Wake from sleep – Self rattles. The first morning coffee – Self rattles. Going to the store for bread – Self rattles. If you have these symptoms, you have developed Selfitis. Selfitis – the obsessive compulsive desire to take photos of one’s self and post them on social media. The American Phycatric Association had decided…

Top six 5 minute stress busters !

There are 364 new emails in your inbox, those new pants are covered in scalding coffee, and the next conference call starts in exactly five minutes. In other words, it’s the perfect time to relax. Luckily for you, we’ve found ways to relieve stress in just five minutes or less, to help you keep calm during tough times. Food and drink Sip green tea….

15 tips for a sharp mind !

For years fitness enthusiasts have suspected that exercise positively affects the brain as well as the body.But while it seemed logical that an active lifestyle would help the brain, the scientific evidence was lacking.Now several biological studies indicate that working out does benefit the brain.To get in the right mindset here are 20 doctor-approved tips…

Mediation, Reiki and Qigong – the common link that we did not know

Eastern healers believe the body is energetic. According to them, the flesh and blood that is “us” is innervated by an invisible membrane; a fiber network which is also an energetic blueprint of the physical body. At the helm of this creative vehicle is our thoughts. Thoughts create the energy that will eventually manifest into…

The art of silence : Meditation techniques

In today’s fast-paced world, many people are seeking a way to get away from it all and relax. Meditation, which is essentially a method to obtain a level of deep thought and relaxation, is one way to find inner peace and tranquility. Many people think of monks or other spiritual types sitting in crossed-leg position…