This anti-tremor spoon could make it easier for Parkinson’s patients to eat
One way to have more energy at work? Eat smarter. If you don’t get enough protein in your diet—as in, you survive on bagels and coffee, like Ms. Hepburn above—then you’re inviting the low-energy grump into your life. As Lifehacker writer Jason Fitzpatrick notes:
A diet comprised mainly of carbohydrates… . is a recipe for a constant cycle of blood-sugar highs, lows, and the accompanying feelings of exhaustion that go with them. If carbohydrates are the kindling of your metabolism, protein is the slow burning old-growth wood that keeps you going.
How to get more? Fitzpatrick recommends eggs, peanut better, and working in some protein powder. 8 unobvious ways to have way more energy at work
“Using modern technology like fMRI scans, scientists have developed a more thorough understanding of what’s taking place in our brains when we meditate, kind of similar to how scientists have previously looked at measuring creativity in our brains.
The overall difference is that our brains stop processing information as actively as they normally would. We start to show a decrease in beta waves, which indicate that our brains are processing information, even after a single 20-minute meditation session if we’ve never tried it before.”
“If the profession hasn’t agreed upon it to the point where it’s not in the book yet, how can you go about treating it in an in-patient setting? It’s ridiculous. If you find the right marketing methods, you’re going to appeal to people’s fears and find patients for your program.”
Smartphone GPS capabilities have created a world where it’s almost impossible to get lost. But GPS neuroscientists have shown that our brains can physically change from GPS use.
People who often follow navigation instructions have less gray matter in their hippocamus, the part of the brain that encodes spatial memories.
Buy Thinx’s remarkable underwear in America, and you’ll be sending sanitary pads to a girl in Africa.
“People who are happy but have little to no sense of meaning in their lives—proverbially, simply here for the party—have the same gene expression patterns as people who are responding to and enduring chronic adversity.”
Getting exercise, listening to music, eating right, and building your relationships are just a few habits to help you ride the (inevitable) waves of work stress.
Even just 7 minutes of exercise is a simple way to boost your happiness levels.
Harvard Business School researchers found that the poor posture engendered by smartphones and laptops weakens your will.
“Giving ourselves multiple options for improving our behavior actually hamstrings that behavioral shift. While we might like to ‘keep our options open,’ our brains don’t process ambiguity very well.”
This infographic shows what’s happened to our waistlines from 1995 to the present.
As Naked Juice has been forced to stop calling itself “all natural,” it’s clear that even the government has very little idea what that means.