In order to concentrate on something, your brain also has to perform the task of ignoring other things. But just how the brain achieves such “optimal inattention” has been a subject of debate among scientists. A new study from the Brown University Institute for Brain Science investigates the brain mechanisms behind ignoring distractions. Scientists are… Read more

Maybe you count each calorie you eat, but what about the ones you drink? A lot of dieters fail to realize how many extra calories are in the beverages they love. In fact, the average American drinks one out of five of their daily calories, according to WebMD. Find out what all those smoothies and… Read more

Not everyone can afford a personal trainer. And when you can, you have to work around their schedule and yours. But what if you had a personal physical trainer available 24/7, one that you could pause, rewind and fast-forward? That is exactly what you get when you add the Empower Portable Pilates Studio to your… Read more

There’s an old saying, “Birds of a feather flock together.” The logic behind it is that we tend to become like the people we hang out with. If you’re around “cannot, should not, and do not” people, then you’ll constantly be discouraged and depressed. Instead, surround yourself with visionaries and those who can inspire and… Read more

A natural antioxidant found in red grapes, peanuts, and mulberries may help ward off age-related memory decline, according to a new study. Resveratrol, also found in cocoa powder, blueberries, bilberries and cranberries, has been well publicized for its potential to prevent heart disease. Researchers at Texas A&M University are saying it also has positive effects… Read more