Direct Alteration of Brain Cells Produces New Memories

Researchers led by Norman M. Weinberger, a research professor of neurobiology & behavior at UC Irvine, have shown that specific memories can be made by. They did this by directly altering brain cells in the cerebral cortex, which produces the predicted specific memory. According to the researchers, this is the first evidence that memories can […]

Internal Clocks, Camping and Natural Rhythms

A new study from University of Colorado Boulder found that it only takes one week of camping out in nature to synch your internal clock to sunrise and sunset. That’s good news for night owls who want to shift back to being a “morning person.” Particularly inspiring is that the synchronization happened in that short […]

Ultralight Backpacking

Seems there is a trend among backpackers to aim for the lightest weight gear, packs and clothing technology can offer. Titanium cooking pots, high-tech synthetic fabrics and framless rucksack style packs are helping to keep full loads for a 5 day trip to around 25 pounds. Here’s a couple of good sites: Joe’s Ultralight Backpacker […]

3 Techniques For Sharpening Your Critical Thinking Skills

Critical thinking is the ability to objectively analyze an issue and arrive at a conclusion that’s supported by evidence. Although critical thinking is absolutely necessary for achieving any level of success in business, this fundamental skill isn’t taught in school. Critical thinkers take an issue and break it down into its smallest components, analyzing an […]

9 Ways To Simplify Your Day

Our days seem to fill up quickly, leaving us distracted and stressed. It’s challenging to be happy and healthy when chronically stressed. One solution is to simplify your day. By following a few easy rules, you can simplify your day and remove a lot of the stress that you may be experiencing. Change can be […]

Eight Ways To Inspire Yourself And Others

Inspiration is everywhere, although it’s not always as easy to spot during challenging times. It can be easy to get stuck in a rut and, once you get there, it can be difficult to get out. But you can find inspiration for yourself and others all around you. It’s important to remember that inspiration means […]