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.

Powerful Influences over Purchase Decisions

How much do we know about why we buy and why we pass? What truly influences our purchase decisions? An eye-grabbing advertisement, a catchy slogan, an infectious jingle? Great marketers wrestle with...

The Power of AWE (and why we need it)

How awesome are you? I mean… how frequently do you experience awe? More than other people do? Do positive character traits make people more likely to experience awe? Some people are indeed more ...

What it Feels Like to be Seen, Heard and Valued in a Digital World

If we've learned anything over the last few years, we've learned the value of social connection. As with so many other things in life, we often take simple things for granted -- until they are gone....

Chocolate on the Brain

They say money can’t buy happiness, but it can buy chocolate and that’s the same thing. We now have a few scientific reasons (or ten) to indulge. Research shows that chocolate can help us cheer up,...

The Science of Conversation: 3 Ways to Boost Your CQ

Which is more effective in improving team performance: using positive feedback to let people know when they’re doing well, or offering constructive comments to help them when they’re off track?...

A Simple Brain Hack to keep your New Year's Resolution

New Year, new YOU? Or maybe you just want a semi new you? Either way, the new year feels like a fresh start and a time where we’re at our most motivated to do that thing we've been talking about all...

Turn Your Goal-Setter Into A Goal-Getter

What is your lofty goalthat thing you really want to do but can never seem to get to? Maybe you want to write a book, learn a foreign language, or start your own business. You have the best of...

Laughter: Good for the Body, Good for the Brain

It’s been almost 30 years since the greatest moment of sporting commentary ever and we have our proper friends from across the pond to thank.  The BBC has rather strict rules about sports...

Making Stress Work For You

Stress rarely feels good… it makes some of us grumpy and others angry. Some people overeat and others have no appetite at all.  It affects us differently, but we can't eliminate it completely. What...

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