Anxious? Here's One Thing You Need

It’s estimated that some 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder, and the condition is also rising among children and teens,...

The Anti-Alzheimer's Diet

"It's the healthiest thing I can think of to drink," says Dr. Christopher Ochner, nutrition research scientist at Icahn School of...

Strolling Towards a Better Brain

You already know that exercise is good for you. You may already know that exercise is good for your mind. For instance, you may have...

Don't Find Your Passion--Grow It!

It’s graduation season, and that means it’s time to celebrate the grads in your life, revel in their accomplishments—and prepare yourself...

Poking at the Omega 3 Mystery

As the first week of the year draws to a close, you may find yourself reassessing those New Year’s resolutions. Is this really the year...

Why Stress Makes Gamblers of Us All

Chronic stress: it’s not just bad for your stress ball budget. Left untreated, persistent stress can create a whole host of problems in...

Sleeping on the Job

For most of us, the thought of getting caught sleeping at our desks is stressful enough to send our brains a zippy little wake-up shot of...

Shattering the Three Myths of Expertise

In the last twenty years we’ve learned a tremendous amount about how expertise is created. Scientists like K Anders Ericsson from Florida...

Your Brain on Idle

Idleness is the Devil's workshop, or so the saying goes. Blame it on our Puritan origins if you like, but Americans take fewer vacation...

The Secret Life of Rust

When we think of rust, we think of old cars and decaying highway bridges. Perhaps the Tin Man from Oz pops into your head. One thing you...

Tricking Your Brain To a Better Life

Have you ever wondered what makes the difference between a virtuoso like Ray Charles and the guy putting in his piano set at your local...