Knitting May Alleviate Depression and Anxiety, Make You Happier

A new study from Britain has found that knitting may offer some benefits for the brain. The results are very early, but more studies are underway and scientists hope to find further evidence that knitting and other craft activities can help alleviate depression and anxiety and increase happiness. There is a growing body of evidence that…

Is PTSD Contagious?

You have probably heard of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – but are you aware that it can be contagious? Studies have shown that people close to those suffering PTSD, like military spouses, may experience a condition known as Secondary Traumatic Stress Disorder (STSD) from repeatedly hearing about catastrophic events from a loved one. A study from…

Why Does Brain Speed Matter, and What Can I Do to Improve It?

I just saw an article in Scientific American about why brain speed is important, how it decays as we age, and what the effects are on daily life over time. But this is nothing new: we have been talking about brain speed for years! Some highlights from the article include: “Studies suggest that the speed of information processing…

26 Fun Things You Can Do Right Now to Celebrate Brain Awareness Week

Brain Awareness Week is a global campaign that aims to increase public awareness of the progress and benefits of brain research. And it’s happening right now! Here are 10 fun things you can do right now to celebrate Brain Awareness Week. Boggle your brain with a bunch of fun brain teasers and tricks. Browse recipes…