Live long with a young brain

How does our brain change as we age? Is some age preferable to another? Can we choose how to age? Go to the end of the document for practical tips. For more information read here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Update: Please notice, some of the links above might not work and …

Sense of purpose and longevity

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Sense of purpose is correlated with longevity. This is scientifically clear, but what does it really mean? Is the long life indicator of a lifelong mission, or people who learn to FIND purpose live longer? Can all of us learn from them, live longer and better. Learn more here, here, here, here, here, and here. …

How to learn lucid dreaming

Usually, I cannot remember my dreams. Recently I started to experiment with sleep-hacking using polyphasic everyman sleep. Finally, I am able to have lucid dreams. Read more, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. What is lucid dreaming? A lucid dream is when you are aware that you are asleep and dreaming …

Sports and posture may affect your brain

The link between mind and body is complex. We all know that sport is good for you. How many people know that ergonomic considerations may influence the quality of your thinking and creativity? Today we want to address a different side of the mind-body link. Live long and prosper. Today I selected posts from here, …

Sensual mindfulness and your brain

We know that there is some complex chemistry in our brain and we are not entirely in control of it. Typically we do not even care to think about it: too many factors involved. Today I want to make an exception. Also, check out here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Brain blood barrier …

Is my visualization memorable?

Coming up with good visualizations is either very easy or very hard depending on the subjects. Here are some guidelines. Meaningful The visualization needs to have some meaning for you. If you cannot define what you visualize, or the visualization generates “who cares” or “I am confused” emotions, you need to change something. The visualizations …

Mind body tricks and weird science

Usually, we try to influence our body, by tricking our minds. There are visualization, placebo effect, positive self-talk, and other well-known tricks. The reverse direction of influencing the mind through the body is also interesting, even though it is less discussed. For today’s reading, you are welcome to click here, here, here, here, here, here, …

Nootropics: simple chemical solutions to complex psychological challenges

Nootropics have a very interesting offer: a pill that helps solve hard issues. If it sounds too good to be true, you are probably correct. I suggest using whatever help you can get without side effects, yet not relying on it completely. For this article, you can read more here, here, here, here, here, here, …

Hygiene vs OCD

One of the common themes we hear from psychologists is how maintaining proper hygiene is similar or OCD. Are we clean or are we disturbed? Maybe both? Read more here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. The toilet paper panic During the COVID-19 crisis, we could not help noticing …

Healthy lifestyle. What is likely to kill us, and can we prepare for it?

No crisis is as bad as it is portrayed in media. We are human beings, and we are capable of finding meaning in all conditions. The focus of the current article is a healthy lifestyle. I got depressed in a very simple way. I binge-read about 300 articles on psychologytoday site. That is worse than …