Harvard Study Reports: Happier Adults May Exercise More

Would you like to become more physically active? A new study from Harvard University found that improved psychological well-being may give people a boost to exercise more.

5 Science-Based Ways to Break the Cycle of Rage Attacks

Rage is contagious. If you, or someone you know, is a "rageaholic" this blog post offers five science-based ways to break the vicious cycle of Intermittent Explosive Disorder.

Sedentary Lifestyle May Undermine Boys’ Academic Performance

The combination of excessive sedentary time and limited physical activity is linked to lower odds of young boys' success in elementary school.

Study: Aerobic Exercise Leads to Remarkable Brain Changes

A revolutionary neuroimaging technique reaffirms that aerobic exercise significantly increases brain volume and improves cognitive function.

Modern Hunter-Gatherers Show We Evolved to Stay Active

New research on the lifestyle habits of a rare population of hunter-gatherers reaffirms the universal health benefits of staying physically active.

Need a Creativity Boost? Try This New Multi-Pronged Approach

Groundbreaking research pinpoints the building blocks of creativity. If you want to increase your creative activity—this multi-faceted checklist can serve as a valuable resource.

Face-to-Face Social Participation Nourishes Quality of Life

New research suggests that it wouldn't be such a bad idea to practice the core values of Thanksgiving—gratitude and social connectedness—365 days a year.

Study: Fear of the Unknown Compounds Many Anxiety Disorders

Groundbreaking research on fear-based psychopathology offers interesting clues for new ways to overcome many anxiety disorders.

How Does Brain Symmetry Influence the Workings of Your Mind?

Is symmetry between the 'left brain-right brain' a good thing? It depends. New research suggests that a blend of symmetry and asymmetry between various brain regions may be ideal.

Pessimism May Exacerbate Your Risk for No. 1 Cause of Death

Being pessimistic is linked to a greater risk of death from heart disease, according to a new study. What can you do to combat pessimism? I offer a few simple suggestions.

Daily Physical Activity Boosts Brain Power and Self-Control

Physical activity has the power to boost your brain power and increase your self-control, according to a new study.

What Is the Secret to Hillary Clinton's Grit and Resilience?

Regardless of your politics, Hillary Clinton's resiliency cannot be denied. How does she do it? In this post, I've unearthed one fundamental root of Clinton's tenacity and grit.

Is a Revolutionary Approach to Neuroscience on the Horizon?

Neuroscientists around the world are calling for massive collaborative efforts to 'crack' the mysteries of the human brain. Will their efforts to unify researchers succeed?

Exercise During Pregnancy May Benefit Kids' Long-Term Health

Staying physically active during pregnancy may benefit the long-term health of a mother's offspring, according to new research on mice.

Harvard Study Decrypts the Ancient Mystery of Consciousness

In a groundbreaking new study, neuroscientists at Harvard Medical School may have unearthed the seat of human consciousness.

Outdated Blueprints of Masculinity Often Sabotage Older Men

A new study reports that clinging to outdated ideas of "what it means to be a man" can backfire as men get older.

Fitness May Be a Prophylaxis for the Health Risks of Stress

Are you feeling stressed? If so, a new study drives home the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle—especially during times of high stress.

Study Identifies No. 1 Source of Motivation to Exercise More

A new study identifies a simple and effective source of motivation that can inspire you to become more physically active.

Self-Centeredness May Sabotage Self-Control, Study Finds

A new study reports that the same brain region used to put yourself in someone else's shoes and practice theory of mind also improves self-control by overcoming self-centeredness.

Music Can Be Rocket Fuel for Turbocharging Your Workouts

Do you need a source of motivation that inspires you to exercise more and at a higher intensity? If so, a new study confirms that listening to music makes exercise more enjoyable.

Risky Teenage Behavior Linked to Imbalanced Brain Activity

A new study from Dartmouth pinpoints the brain mechanisms linked to risk-taking and impulse control during adolescence. This discovery explains why teenagers are often reckless.

Groundbreaking Study Roots Out Signs of Depression in Brain

This pioneering discovery could lead to more effective treatments for depression.

Your Amygdala May House Both Positive and Negative Memories

Positive and negative memories may be housed in specific regions of the amygdala, according to a new mice study. These findings offer many clues for overcoming negativity and fear.

How Empathetic Are Americans? Gender and Generation Matter

America was ranked no. 7 in a first-of-its-kind global survey on empathy. But, not all Americans are equally empathic. Why are some Americans more empathetic to others' suffering?

The Neuroscience of Finger Length Ratio and Athletic Prowess

Neuroscientists have found a correlation between finger length ratios and brain function. A new study reports that having a shorter index finger may indicate athletic potential.

Running May Help Repair Some Types of Brain Damage

Aerobic exercise triggers the production of a molecule that can repair some types of brain damage and speeds up communication between brain regions, new study finds.

Alzheimer's Study Links Triad of Brain Areas with Cognition

Researchers at Harvard Medical School have discovered that various Alzheimer's disease symptoms are linked to a combination of atrophy factors in three different brain regions.

Irisin: The "Exercise Hormone" Is a Fat-Fighting Phenomenon

A new study reports that the exercise-induced hormone irisin can reduce the number of mature fat cells by 20 to 60 percent. If you want to lose weight, irisin production can help.

The Top 10 Ways to De-stress (and Why You Need Them)

A new global survey has identified a strong correlation between rest, relaxation, and well-being. The researchers also conducted a survey that ranks the top 10 restful activities.

Staying Physically Active Promotes Self-Reliance as You Age

A new study from Yale University reports that staying moderately physically active is key to maintaining mobility and a state of independence as people get older.