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5 Ways to Dump a “Bah Humbug” Mindset & Be More Optimistic

Is the brain actually wired to embrace positive behaviors? Perhaps yes, according to recent research from Oxford University. The Science of Optimism Researchers from Oxford’s Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain created a connectivity map of the brain based on data from 461 people. The goal was to see how regions of the brain communicate, and...

How Mental Fatigue Affects Your Life (Plus, Tips to Prevent Burnout)

When thinking of fatigue, you probably imagine the physical sort—slumped shoulders, dragging limbs, and sleepy eyes. But there’s another kind of fatigue that has the potential to wreak havoc on your motivation and success: mental fatigue. Mental Fatigue Is Normal Mental fatigue results when you begin to carry out increasingly difficult...

Stressed? Get Calm in Seconds with These Breathing Tricks

Have you ever noticed how high-stress situations at work activate your fight or flight response? To prepare for combat or run from a threat, you take rapid shallow breaths and your body releases the hormone cortisol, telling the liver to stimulate glucose production and send sugar into the blood. That oxygen hit and sugar increase provides an...