Sometimes in life there are special places that seem to stand out to us — a school playground, perhaps an old church, or that inconspicuous street corner where you were kissed for the first time.
Hacer una lista de las cosas por las que está agradecido es bueno para su salud. Cada vez son más los estudios que han llegado a esa conclusión, los cuales demuestran una amplia gama de beneficios físicos.
The holiday season is all about cute. You’ve got those ads with adorable children and those movies about baby animals with big eyes.
The placebo effect has fascinated doctors and patients alike for centuries. Some people with specific ailments—from clinical depression to irritable bowel syndrome—can take a placebo pill or some other treatment without any therapeutic physiological effects, and they’ll actually experience a reduction in symptoms, even pain. Studies over the last several decades have attempted to measure, explain, and verify whether and why these so-called sugar pills work.
The news: It turns out meditating is good for more than just quiet time: It can actually help us fight the cripplingly high stress levels we experience during our busy lives, in the office or elsewhere.
What is a fate as bad as death? Many contemporary and ancient societies considered banishment at least equal. After all, in the past, estrangement from family or friends, along with the corresponding exile away from the campfire or town gates, meant literally getting thrown to the wolves. Not surprisingly, our brains are wired with circuitry so that we can scrupulously avoid such fates, whether that means expulsion to the desert as in the Biblical tale of Hagar and Ishmael or the heartbreak of not getting that long-awaited invitation to the high school prom. The neurological wiring that makes us feel pain, new research suggests, also means that a common painkiller could ease the sting.
One brain area in question resides about an inch behind your forehead. Called the anterior cingulate cortex, it serves as one of the brain’s control centers for that “why me?” feeling when you get picked last for the dodgeball game.
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In 2011, the Finnish Tourist Board ran a campaign that used silence as a marketing ‘product’. They sought to entice people to visit Finland and experience the beauty of this silent land. They released a series of photographs of single figures in the nature and used the slogan “Silence, Please”. A tag line was added by Simon Anholt, an international country branding consultant, “No talking, but action.”
The secret to overcoming psychological fatigue at work could simply be to stay calm. In fact, there’s scientific proof that keeping your composure reaps big benefits in the long run.
Ouvir um resmungão pode te trazer mais do que vontade de sair correndo para bem longe do papo mal-humorado. A Ciência explica que uma enxurrada de reclamações, além de encher seu ouvido, atinge negativamente seu cérebro e o funcionamento do seu corpo.
The architecture of the downtown Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health is brilliantly designed by architectural ace Frank Gehry to resemble a scrambled brain that indicates dementia — an ever increasing problem in our society, especially as the population ages.