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The Hidden Benefits of Singing in Your Car

I’ve written another post for the great self-development blog PositivelyPositive. It’s about the happiness of singing, one of my favorite topics. So, if you want to be happy why not hop over and read the full post… click here   The Hidden benefits of singing in your car Thanks! You rock! featured picture courtesy of positivelypositive.com

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How Dopamine works in favor of our Reward System

Let’s talk about dopamine, this little chemical that lives in us and makes us happy. It’s one of our so-called ‘feel good’ chemicals. It’s a really tiny neurotransmitter that jumps between our nerve cells and activates them.   Dopamine is synthesized in the brain. Consuming it as food is irrelevant since it can’t cross the blood-brain barrier. […]

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Why quitting smoking is the most brutal habit change

Smoking is a habit. Smoking is also an addiction. That’s why quitting smoking is more than a habit change and probably one of the hardest things to do. I talked to all the ex-smokers I know. Friends, my cousin and my dad, they all gave me helpful in-depth information into the struggles of quitting smoking. After […]

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Why your brain can sabotage your weight loss

The Holidays are a time to indulge in our favorite foods and cultural traditions. We meet, socialize and eat together. It makes us happy. Afterward, we often feel stuffed, low in energy, and we often feel the need to lose some weight. In theory, the formula for weight loss is simple. We have to burn […]

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3 simple tips how to make and break a habit

We all have habits. We usually separate them into good ones we want and bad ones we don’t want. At some point, we all wish for habit change but we all struggle with it. Why is this! And what can we do about it?   What are habits anyway? Let’s start by getting the basics […]

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How Focusing on Strengths Instead of Weaknesses Changes Your Brain

Let me ask you a question. How many of your New Year’s resolutions focus on fixing a weakness? My guess is most of them. Am I right? It’s human nature to focus on our shortcomings. And by doing so, we sabotage ourselves. (Read the full post here)   featured picture courtesy of Pickthebrain.com

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How your Brain benefits from learning a New Language

It is never too late to learn a new language. the benefits of learning and knowing a language next to your mother tongue are amazing, even if you are already an adult. I am not just talking about the fun of communicating in another language. Or about the fun of being able to make new […]

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A Guide on Basic Brain Facts

This post might look unusually scientific to you. But I am actually starting a new category on human behavior including its influence on the brain. And the other way around. To start this I thought some basics might be of interest. General The brain is the center of the human nervous system, controlling thoughts, movements, […]

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Which Nobel Prize would you prefer?

When I was at University studying biology I loved to ask my fellow students following question: “Would you prefer to be awarded with a Nobel Prize in one of the Science fields or with the Nobel Peace Prize?” Most of them answered that they would prefer a Nobel Prize in Science. After all, they were […]

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