Question Ahead for Grandparent or Family Roles

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Define your interpersonal roles in people’s lives and you’ll succeed more in living those roles with zip. You’ll also be less likely to step on the people you care about. Interpersonal intelligence often starts with family, yet carries into all relationships. How so? You’ve likely heard it too. Parents tell… Read more »

Lighten Up – the SAD Story

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During my two years on Baffin Island, up near Greenland, while teaching for McGill University, I both slept more and ate more during dark months where we saw no sunlight at all. Likely your shifts from light to dark are less extreme, but nevertheless, the brain’s reactions to daytime darkness… Read more »

Control Craving through Dopamine

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Unfortunately, both drug addicts and obese people show reduced numbers of D2 dopamine receptors in the brain’s reward areas, compared to people with healthier appetites. Researchers suggest that fewer receptors is the brain’s attempt to compensate for the repeated surges of dopamine stimulation with drugs or food. It more a matter of balance though, than of simply decreasing dopamine. Why so?

Question Broken Systems with Solutions in Mind

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Why do we settle for broken schools when we see so many brainy teens brimming with quality character come to class? While Chancellor Michelle Rhee attempts to rejuvenate Washington DC’s poor performing schools, with higher expectations and tactics to rise to them, teens drop out in growing numbers. “Our long… Read more »

Do Cell Phones Harm Brains?

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There’s been a great deal of talk lately about cell phone use, and increasingly people tell you they want a few basic rules to stop cell phone invasion that comes from loud conversations in quiet spaces. But what about harmful effects that cells phones bring to the brain? Today’s Scientific… Read more »

Living Brain Myths or Realities?

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Add life-changing brainpower  through replacing mental myths with  brain facts that reboot your brain. 1. MYTH:Other people or work bore you and that’s why you’re not getting ahead as you’d like. Reality: Boredom is more a habit formed in brains, and shaped by your choices,  than a reality.  2. MYTH:Disorganized… Read more »

Einstein Saw Reality’s Persistence – You?

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Joanna Young,  over at Confident Writing started people thinking about persistence, and that got me seeing how hanging-in’s not always a brain’s noblest attribute. Have you seen the opposite sides of persistence too? When Einstein stated that reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one, he opened a… Read more »

Expand or Stump Creativity at Work?

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Now that tired and broken systems are falling, the stage is cleared for innovative incentives and a better place. Yet a Harvard Business School article today reminds us today that the competitive climates we’ve created literally shut down the creativity we could otherwise cultivate. Have you thought about what shuts… Read more »

Frantic or Focused? A Brain’s Choices

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You start your day with fresh coffee aromas, serotonin spikes a sense of well being in response, and a warm muffin tops off your shot at winning on another day.  Energized by a good sleep,  creativity stoked,  you’re set for career adventures people only dream of attaining. Life is good…. Read more »

Train Dolphins but “Develop” Human Brains

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Rather than diversity training why not develop a new eye for the brainpower added when we tap into diverse talents. Would we not mine new gems across ethnicity, gender and age, mixed in at every level? Instead of training people for more theories, let’s shift to develop less gaps between… Read more »