Melissa Hughes

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Brainy Secrets Behind Food Cravings

Remember the “Freshmen 10?”  For many of us, the struggle of weight gain didn't fade away with those 20-something fads. Adulting can be hard and an increase in anxiety and stress combined with a more...

4 Secrets to Boost Decision-Making IQ

 How many decisions do you think you make in an average day? From the moment the alarm interrupts your blissful slumber, we are constantly deciding what to wear, what to eat, whether to respond to...

Mindfulness Changes More than Your Attitude

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last decade, you've heard how important it is to "be present" and how mindfulness can dramatically improve virtually every aspect of your life - from...

BOLO: 3 Cool Things

When was the last time you intentionally went in search of something cool, unique or thought-provoking? What if you made that part of your daily routine?  Every day, seek and find three cool things....

Last call for 'Beach Therapy'

As summer continues to slide by and fall right around the corner, the thought of putting your toes in the sand, letting the sun kiss your face, and the waves roll in around you gets even more...

The Secret to Growing a Better Brain

Expansive research and advances in technology have contributed to a shift in a fundamental belief: that our brains are fully developed by the time we turn 30. Now we know that just isn't the case. We...

How the Brain Tastes Wine

What do listening to Mozart, kicking a soccer ball and solving a trigonometry problem have in common? According to recent research, they all require less brain activity than tasting a nice glass of...

Ignore Feedback at your Peril

Think about the last time you asked someone for their feedback. Did you listen to their response? Really LISTEN? Organizational listening is a skill that requires intention, but when done right...

The Butterfly Effect of Kindness

Mean people really suck, don't they? No, really...  we all know what it feels like to be ignored, mistreated or disrespected either intentionally or not.  In a polarized dog-eat-dog world that seems...

Go to the Beach - Your Brain will Thank You

 Ahhh… summer! 'Tis the season to put your toes in the sand, let the sun kiss your face and watch the waves roll in. There is nothing quite as synonymous with summer as relaxing at the beach.
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