Ah, social media—what a wonderful procrastination tool you are. I rarely post updates yet I can while away hours checking on people I haven’t spoken to for years. I learn what they ate for lunch, what their kids wore to school, and how perfect their husbands or wives are—all while
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Ahh, brain fog. Why do you toy with me so? The other day I looked everywhere for my car keys. I was rushing so I could drop off my kids at school (finally!) when I realized they were missing (the keys, not the kids). I searched frantically: the kitchen, the
Some days I would give just about anything to increase concentration. I’m currently standing in my home office in search of something I knew I needed just seconds ago. I was in the kitchen, scrolling through chicken recipes online while simultaneously helping my kids with their homework when it popped
Think meditation is all about banishing outside thoughts, focusing on internal struggles, and listening to someone calmly guide you toward a state of relaxation? Think again. Transcendental meditation, or TM, is a widely practiced, highly effective form of repose that involves none of these things.
Yes, you sit quietly with
That’s because the sense of smell is processed through olfactory receptors that are directly connected to the limbic system, the brain’s ancient emotion center. Before signals are relayed from the limbic system to the cognitive region called the cortex, which is responsible for recognizing the odor, your nose and primitive
The buzz. We know we’re supposed to move more. Physical activity, including walking, reduces the risk of obesity. And it lowers risks for stroke, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, some cancers, and other chronic diseases. But who has time to fit walking in among chores, work, commuting and other responsibilities?Enter