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Risk, Regret or Run!

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If jumping off cliffs conjures up more calamity than curiosity, then risk-taking’s likely not right for you. If you agree that safety’s an illusion, or if you crave a challenge here and there to expand the stuff we’re made of, you likely don’t take risks lightly. We tend to lack… Read more »

Novelty to Advance

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Chance rarely means Russian Roulette randomness, and yet top advantages open to those who embrace the unexpected.  I saw the wonders and woes of risk in action on Baffin Island, near Greenland. At  high arctic flow edges, amazing opportunities opened to skilled Inuit friends, who triumphed over startling changes and… 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?

Drugs of Choice! Bullied or Brain-powered?

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We’ve all been there. You wake up feeling full of energy – with mental resources and a will to conquer the world. Then out of the blue you feel bullied, your fate shifts, and you lapse into anxiety that douses your flame and snuffs out any zest for living with… Read more »