How to Deal with Rejection

By Amy Taylor on January 26, 2016

Some people carry a heavier burden when faced with rejection as compared with others. According to research, the pain of rejection can linger for years, and can potentially sabotage future relationships. Rejection & Sense of Self A recent study from Stanford University investigated the link between rejection and a person’s sense of self. The find [Read More…]

When You Eat Matters: New Research Reveals Timing Your Meal Can Boost Weight Loss

By Lisa Franchi on January 25, 2016

New research revealed that we may be able to burn more fat without actually doing more exercise. Scientists say simply changing the timing of when we eat, particularly before and after workout, could make us lose as much as 22 per cent more fats.   This mechanism though is different in men and women. While men burned more fats if they exercised before [Read More…]

Seven Tips to Help with Overcoming Anxiety and Fear

By Ashlyn Kaye, Certified Practitioner ABNLP on January 23, 2016

Scientist have discovered that our brains are wired to crave certainty and the brain perceives uncertainty as a threat. This releases cortisol - a stress hormone that disrupts memory, depresses the immune system, and increases the risk of high blood pressure and depression. And we live in a world so full of uncertainty it’s not surprising the rate of [Read More…]

New Study: The Brain Can Be Trained to Regulate Negative Emotions

By Rebecca Lewis on January 23, 2016

  A new study, published in the journal NeuroImage, reports that a simple, computer-training task can change the brain’s wiring to regulate emotional reactions. Such findings can be beneficial for those at high risk of developing high blood pressure reactions to emotional information.   The study involved 26 healthy volunteers who were sub [Read More…]

Believe and Make It Happen: Uncovering the Power of Perception

By Sharon Moore on January 23, 2016

Too often, the bigger our dream is, the less we believe we could make it happen. You probably dream about becoming a superstar, a rocket scientist, a celebrity chef, or a business tycoon. But after all the dreaming, you do a reality check and sigh, telling yourself ‘it’s not going to happen’.   But take note that the superstars, scie [Read More…]

Five Great Things that Happen When You Lie Low from Social Media

By Amy Taylor on January 23, 2016

For most people, social media has become a vital part of their life. Many people can’t live a day without peeking at their social media accounts - browsing news feed, uploading photos, giving ‘likes’, and commenting on videos, articles and news. Many people choose to communicate with their friends and relatives through chats and online call [Read More…]

Ten Foods that Make You stronger than Ever

By Lisa Franchi on January 19, 2016

  Do you always suffer from colds and flu? Do you get in and out of the doctor’s clinic a few times every month? Do you always feel like you lack enough energy? If your answer to all these questions is a resounding yes, it means your immune system is weak.  Keeping your immune system functioning properly is important if you want to stay [Read More…]

Working Out More Effective than Counting Calories, Study Suggests

By Rebecca Lewis on January 14, 2016

Serious about losing weight this year and becoming fitter than ever? You need not go the extra mile of counting your calories. According to new research, physical activity is the most effective tool in fighting obesity as it blunts the effects of a major obesity gene by 75 per cent.   The study, conducted by McMaster University, found that just one ho [Read More…]

What You Need to Know about Motivation to Reach Your 2016 Goals

By Sharon Moore on January 12, 2016

It’s the second week of 2016. You probably have a good deal of New Year’s resolutions: the positive changes you want to make happen and you are excited to push through those no matter how hard they may seem. Things might seem easy in the first few weeks, but as the months pass by and new challenges and events take place, you might face the proble [Read More…]

How Emotional Expression affects One’s Creativity

By Amy Taylor on January 05, 2016

How the brain process creative thinking is something that fascinated neuroscientists over the past decades. And a number of studies have shown that certain parts of the neural circuit operates across various domains of creativity.  But according to new research, creativity cannot be fully explained in terms of activation and deactivation of fixed netwo [Read More…]

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