Mind & Memory

Mind & Memory

Forest Bathing: A Natural Way to Boost Your Mood

The great outdoors can have a tree-mendous influence on your mood and even your immune health. Our psychology expert explains how to give the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, or forest bathing, a try.

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How to Increase Oxytocin

Oxytocin is sometimes called the “love hormone” because everything from sex to cuddling with a puppy increase your levels. Want more oxytocin in your life? Check out these tips.

Top 10 Benefits of Playing Chess

Ready to get your (chess) game on? Chess might seem like a straightforward strategy game, but the benefits of playing chess go beyond fostering focus and fine-tuning your problem-solving skills.

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10 Supplements for Attention and Focus

Feeling a little (or a lot) scatterbrained? Need a little help concentrating in your everyday life? From vitamin B to mango extract and bacopa, these brain supplements for attention are sure to keep you focused on any task at hand.

Top 10 Supplements for the Brain

Whether you want to support faster mental acuity, a stronger memory, or a more upbeat mood, brain supplements can be a smart addition to your healthy lifestyle. These are the top 10 supplements for brain health—from ashwagandha to zeaxanthin!

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What Are Sunday Scaries?

Do fear and dread overwhelm you like clockwork every Sunday evening? Does the thought of Monday make you want to pull the covers over your head over the weekend? You might be experiencing the stress that comes with the Sunday scaries. Find out what exactly this unwelcome feeling is and how you can fight it head on!

How to Hack Your Mind-Body Connection

Does mind over matter really work? Yes! Research suggests that the mind and body are intimately linked. In other words, our thoughts and feelings affect our behavior, impacting our well-being. Here’s how to cultivate that connection.

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14 Secrets to a Younger Brain: Brain Hacks

Our brains change as we age, but it doesn’t mean we have to lose our cognitive abilities. Here are 14 ways to keep your brain in the game as you get older.

Serotonin vs. Dopamine vs. Oxytocin: What’s the Difference?

Whether you feel happy has to do with specific neurotransmitters: serotonin, dopamine, endorphins, and oxytocin. But what’s the difference…and how do these brain chemicals interact with one another?

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How to Release Endorphins: 11 Natural Ways

Does anything feel as good as an endorphins rush? Here’s how to get more of this feel-good neurotransmitter in your life—from hugging to acupuncture to daring to eat a spicy pepper.

How to Boost Serotonin

If you’ve been feeling occasionally blue, or you’ve noticed some sleep disturbances, you may want to check your serotonin levels. Here’s everything you need to know about serotonin and how to boost your levels.

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The Happy Hormones: How to Feel Good

If you’re happy and you know it, thank your "feel good" neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin and endorphins. Here’s how happiness hormones work—and how a healthy lifestyle boosts these chemicals.

8 Foods That Support Memory

Talk about "smart food!" Not only are these 8 foods healthy, but they have proven cognitive health benefits, including supporting a healthy memory--even as you age.

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The 5 Best Nutrients for Your Brain

Hate those senior moments? Protect your brain with nootropics that support memory and thinking skills.

What Are Neurotransmitters?

Learn all about neurotransmitters, chemical messengers that help nerve cells communicate with one another and promotes happiness and calm.

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Lithium Supplements: Powerful Mind Support

It’s time to re-introduce yourself to lithium, which in very small doses can be used as a supplement for brain health—and shows particular promise for memory support among older individuals.

Supplements for Gamers

Want to beat your friends in your weekly session of Mario Kart? Or do you prefer to stay alert during solo adventures à la The Last of Us? However you chose to game, you might want to try gaming supplements to support your overall performance. They can help—literally—take you to the next level!

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Yin Yoga: Poses, Benefits and More

Can you stretch your way to less stress? The stillness and long holds of yin yoga poses deliver health benefits for both your body and brain, with participants reporting better stress management and mindfulness in as little as five weeks of practice.

11 Healthy Brain Habits: Strengthen Your Mind

Looking to unlock your brain’s potential? Look no further than your lifestyle! These 11 everyday choices, including how you eat, exercise, diet, manage stress and even what time you go to sleep every night and get up in the morning, can help (or hinder) your cognition and brain health.

People who live in Vermont have the healthiest brain habits

States with the Best Lifestyle for Brain Health

Wondering which states have the best brain health? This exclusive study from Life Extension analyzes brain health metrics by state, and dives into the lifestyle choices critical to keeping our brains young and our bodies healthy.

What Supplements Help with Stress and Focus?

Feeling a little frazzled? Join the club! A study found over half of the people polled say that stress makes it hard to focus. Fortunately, a combination of ashwagandha and spearmint extract has been shown to benefit stress levels and mental sharpness. Here’s how they work together.

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Does Mint Help You Focus?

Mint, a versatile herb with a refreshing scent and unique flavor, has been used for centuries. Learn how peppermint can help keep you sharp and support your focus.

What is Sexual Mindfulness?

What’s better than sex? Mindful sex! Sexual mindfulness is a body-mind practice that enhances intimacy and pleasures—including, yes, the “big O.” Follow these expert tips with your partner.

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Sage Gives You "Brain Power"

Sage has been around for hundreds of years, but it’s only now that a growing body of research confirms its powerful brain-boosting properties. Brew tea or find a sage-based supplement to add to your daily habits can.

Blueberry Cheesecake: Healthy Swaps

Take your classic blueberry cheesecake recipe from just “good” to “good-for-you” with a few smart ingredient swaps that make this recipe keto-friendly and healthier for your heart and mind!

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Green Tea Cupcakes: Healthy Dessert Recipe

Matcha green tea cupcakes are a sweet treat packed with health benefits. Bake this dessert recipe for your next tea party, birthday, or an anytime treat.

16 Vitamins & Supplements for Stress

Feeling overwhelmed lately? Here is a list of 16 stress-relief supplements and vitamins that may help you calm your mind and feel at ease.

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Magnesium for Heart Health: Beginner’s Guide

Let’s get to the heart of how magnesium benefits your cardiovascular system—and why you’re probably not getting enough of this magnificent mineral in your diet.

Magnesium L-Threonate Benefits

What is Magnesium threonate good for? Learn the magnesium L-threonate benefits, a form of magnesium that is especially beneficial for the brain.

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Dopamine vs Serotonin

Dopamine and serotonin are known as the happy hormones but each play a unique, yet vital role in your overall emotional and mental wellbeing.

What is Dopamine?

Turn your frown upside down with herbs and other nutrients that help support healthy dopamine levels.

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What Are Nootropics?

If you want to sharpen your mental focus and attention, here is everything you need to know about nootropics, the brain boosters.

How Does Pregnenolone Support Brain Health?

Support better brain health and memory recall by supporting the levels of the brain-boosting hormone, pregnenolone.

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6 Ways to Stay Focused on Your Goals

Wondering how to be more productive? Here are six steps you can follow to stay focused and achieve your goals.

The MIND Diet: Recipes & Food List

Got healthy food on the brain? Find out what the MIND diet is, which foods it includes, and how it impacts brain health.

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How to Increase Dopamine Naturally

What does dopamine do? Dopamine is the "feel good" neurotransmitter. Here’s how to increase your dopamine levels naturally.

Is Fish Oil Good for Your Brain?

You’ve probably heard that fish oil is good for you: it has heart and skin health benefits. Want another reason to get hooked on this supplement? The fish oil benefits for brain.