Scientists have for long agreed on the various benefits of sleep to our well-being. One important function of sleep is the consolidation of memories about the things we’ve learned and experienced during the day.
In our youth-obsessed culture, the advantages of getting older are often overlooked. One of these advantages is that with age comes a better memory. This may sound strange as generally the opposite is believed to be true. But maybe we should stop giving aging such a hard time - and start seeing its benefits.
For centuries, researchers have been debating whether humans are inherently good or intrinsically bad. Recently, neuroscientists managed to get a lot closer to finding an answer to this difficult question.
We see stress as a monster to our peace and health and something we need to battle. But what if we told you that seing this old foe of ours in a different light could empower us to feel better when faced with it. Here is a revolutionary new way of looking at stress.
Coffee is a polarizing subject. Some of us love it, others love to hate it. Accordingly, the opinions on our brown little friend vary greatly - from those who believe coffee to be beneficial to our health and mood, to those who think it has bad effects on our body.
Nowadays, there isn't any bookstore that doesn't fill its shelves with "how to be happy"-guidance books. But while these are often lengthy and repetitive, we thought we'd give you the essential 11 points you really need to make you happier in your everyday life. All of them are really easy and have been scientifically proven to work!
Everywhere you look, books, blogs, websites and TV shows bombard us with tips on how to live, breathe, exercise or eat healthy. Your body's health is well taken care of, but what about your brain?
Your body and mind are connected to each other: we know that a troubled mind will affect your body's comfort too. Who hasn't had a sleepless night because of worried overthinking? But in addition to this commonly known body-mind relation, recent studies reveal that your body and mind are far more intertwined than previously assumed.
Decisions. There are two types of making them. One is fast but more prone to errors. The other is slower but more thought through.
A way of training our behaviour is through the method of rewards. This trick is as old as time itself: rewarding desirable behaviour in order to turn it into a reoccuring one. But what is commonly used in the education of children, or in keeping employees engaged, is not always a "one-size-fits-all" solution. Can rewards damage us?
When we are born, the first one of our senses available to us is the sense of touch. Even before we open our eyes, we can already feel a touch and physical contact. Experiencing physical contact plays a vital role in our physical and psychological health. A plea to letting more physical connection into your life.