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Wakefulness, processing work at night in the head whilst sleeping, remaining anxious, high brain activity during sleep, REM induced erratic and episodic dreams and its involuntary occurrence all are aspects experienced by most, at least the working lot amongst us. Going to sleep bears equivalence to unconsciously carrying the office to bed and the sound of the alarm in the morning wrenches one away from the prescribed 6 hours of relaxed sleep… Read More

Why do human beings need to be jarred out of their daily engrossment? Why do television and other media need to become persuasive to get our attention? Why do different people like different news be it financial, technology, business, sports, movies, politics, medical, art yet when it comes to hilarity there is unison and everyone wants to laugh out loud. Michael McIntyre is the present funny man in the UK. He jumps,… Read More

Why is digital pull a leadership concern? Let us hark back to the formative aspect of learning; Teachers, professors, guides, and supervisors do play a significant role but are no more the sole imparters of knowledge. The world-wide web in all its resplendent forms be it online games, poems, songs, you tube clippings on to resources for senior students such as eBooks, PDF’s, white papers, virtual classrooms, videoconferencing, social networking sites, seminars,… Read More

Remote working or working from home is not new but it triggered the wrath of people when Marissa Mayer CEO Yahoo sent an internal memo stating that “Yahoo employees who work remotely relocate to company facilities starting June 2013” with the diktat “Employees who work from home must comply without exception or quit.” The incensed Yahoo employees as well as the cult followers of ‘working from home’ religion, without any linger, took… Read More

The brain circuitry is hardwired for motivation when impinged with the stimuli of reward. The reward need not be materialistic or monetary, it could be temporary behavioural adjustments such as moments of pleasure, emotional deluge, startling boldness, perception of calmness & relaxation, intensified sensations, a heightened buzz, a surge of confidence, loss of inhibition and so forth.Over time there is a hankering and compulsion to seek these stimuli that invokes a repetition… Read More

Inventions, innovations and improvisations are very important for mankind be it any field. Why, because if we didn’t we would still be living a primitive life and have to hunt for our food as against it being made logistically convenient for us today. We would also succumb to the first acquired disease or health condition be it common cold or kidney stone and also make do with rudimentary entertainment as against the… Read More

ANATOMY OF STRESS: Bereavement, divorce, accident, estranged relationships, job redundancies, work deadlines, child’s future, abuse, murder, robbery, insults, financial worries; basically all of us are in someway predisposed to some such inescapable triggers. Based on past knowledge, experience, conditioning and mechanisms of coping, the brain interprets these situations in life and ascribe it as potentially dangerous or otherwise. Incase it construes it as danger, the Amygdala (part of the limbic system) who… Read More

It is emphatically proven that exercise improves brain performance due to increased blood flow, alter moods positively by increasing the serotonin levels, improves sleep, improves heart rate and efficiency, causes changes in gene expression, better lung expansion for more oxygen intake, helps sustain bone mass and keeps diabetes, blood pressure and cholesterol in check amongst innumerable other benefits. Diet and exercise (energy expenditure) are the two ostensible means amongst others to attain… Read More

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