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Your Guide to Brain Supplements

Your Guide to Brain Supplements

Brain supplements (nootropics) can support the many dimensions of brain activity. This is an ultimate guide to the top researched brain supplements. 

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Nootropics: Research, Benefits, and Types | Qualia

Nootropics: Research, Benefits, and Types | Qualia

Everything you need to know about the latest research to support nootropics and list of the best studied nootropics for focus, memory, and drive.

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What is Mental Energy & How to Support It | Qualia

What is Mental Energy & How to Support It | Qualia

Mental energy is important because it is essential for cognitive performance. Read on to better understand what mental energy is and seven research-backed ways to support it. 

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How Short Breaks Spent in Nature Promote Executive Function in the Brain

How Short Breaks Spent in Nature Promote Executive Function in the Brain

Your brain is begging you to get outside today. Here's why.

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Consciousness and Existence: What is Reality and Do We Have Free Will?

Consciousness and Existence: What is Reality and Do We Have Free Will?

Explore the limitations of the physicalist framework, the emerging understanding that spacetime is not fundamental, and how this impacts evertyhing we though we knew about consciousness.

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The Science of Mindsets: How to Rewire Your Brain to Change Limiting Beliefs

The Science of Mindsets: How to Rewire Your Brain to Change Limiting Beliefs

Learn easy to implement tips to help us progress beyond limiting mindsets to achieve extraordinary personal growth and cognitive enhancement.

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How to Promote Deep Sleep and Working Memory With Yoga Nidra

How to Promote Deep Sleep and Working Memory With Yoga Nidra

The what and how of promoting deep sleep and working memory with Yoga Nidra. 

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Sleep Tips: How and When to View Light to Get Better Sleep

Sleep Tips: How and When to View Light to Get Better Sleep

Optimize your sleep patterns by understanding the direct influence of our exposure to light throughout the day on sleep rhythms. 

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Research Shows Your Brain Works Differently When You Take Breaks. Here’s Why.

Research Shows Your Brain Works Differently When You Take Breaks. Here’s Why.

A new study shows back-to-back meetings increase stress, but short breaks between meetings allows the brain to reset and relax. Here's what you need to know. 

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Try This Proven Breathing Exercise to Improve The Quality of Your Sleep

Try This Proven Breathing Exercise to Improve The Quality of Your Sleep

A recent sleep study showed that continuous paced breathing is a simple method to improve relaxation and promote better sleep. Here’s what you need to know.

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The Biohacking Tools You Need to Extend Your "Sexspan" For Longevity - An Interview With Susan Bratton

The Biohacking Tools You Need to Extend Your "Sexspan" For Longevity - An Interview With Susan Bratton

What follows is a transcript from the discussion with renowned sexual biohacker, Susan Bratton, on the the biohacking tools you need to extend your 'sex span' for longevity.

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Do Brain Supplements Work?

Do Brain Supplements Work?

Do brain supplements actually work? What do studies show? Learn the truth about nootropics and how they can enhance your everyday life.

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How Olfactory Stimulation with Essential Oils May Boost Cognitive Capacity

How Olfactory Stimulation with Essential Oils May Boost Cognitive Capacity

Can scents really impact cognitive performance? Discover the intriguing link between incorporating a nightly aromatherapy and its impact on cognitive performance, assessed through a standard memory test.

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How Personalized Lifestyle Interventions are Revolutionizing Dementia Care and Treatment - An Interview With Dr. Heather Sandison

How Personalized Lifestyle Interventions are Revolutionizing Dementia Care and Treatment - An Interview With Dr. Heather Sandison

What follows is a transcript for a Collective Insights episode where Dr. Heather Sandison shared the latest research on lifestyle interventions proven to slow cognitive decline, shattering common misconceptions about Alzheimer's and providing key insights to keeping our brain sharp at any age.

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Cutting-Edge Science: Is More Sleep The New Secret Sauce to Weight Loss?

Cutting-Edge Science: Is More Sleep The New Secret Sauce to Weight Loss?

Could getting more sleep help you lose weight? A 2022 study set out to answer that question. Here’s what you need to know.

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How Flow Science is Making Us Rethink Everything We Know About Aging - An Interview With Steven Kotler

How Flow Science is Making Us Rethink Everything We Know About Aging - An Interview With Steven Kotler

What follows is a transcript from our podcast with Steven Kotler where he fearlessly challenges long-standing myths surrounding aging.

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Magnesium For Brain Health: Why Magnesium is Crucial

Magnesium For Brain Health: Why Magnesium is Crucial

New studies show magnesium supplementation can help maintain healthy brain volume and cognition. Here's what you need to know. 

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The Hungry Brain: How and Why Your Brain is Undermining Your Weight Goals - An Interview With Dr. Stephan Guyenet

The Hungry Brain: How and Why Your Brain is Undermining Your Weight Goals - An Interview With Dr. Stephan Guyenet

What follows is a transcript from a Collective Insights episode with Dr. Stephen Guyenet about the neuroscience of food behavior and weight loss.

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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity: Debunking Creative Expression Myths - An Interview With Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity: Debunking Creative Expression Myths - An Interview With Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D

What follows is a transcript from when Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D, joined us to overturn conventional and overly simplistic notions surrounding the neuroscience of creativity.

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Brain Fog Taking Over Your Life? 5 Reasons Why According to a Neuroscientist

Brain Fog Taking Over Your Life? 5 Reasons Why According to a Neuroscientist

Brain fog is not a medical condition; it’s a clue that suggests there may be something interfering with your mental performance. Here are five factors that contribute to brain fog, according to a neuroscientist.

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How EMF Exposure Affects Our Brain and Bodies - A Q&A With Juraj Kocar, CEO of Somavedic

How EMF Exposure Affects Our Brain and Bodies - A Q&A With Juraj Kocar, CEO of Somavedic

The science behind how EMF exposure can affect our brain and bodies.

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Microdosing Psychedelics: What Does It Mean & Is It Safe? What Science Says - An Interview With Paul Austin

Microdosing Psychedelics: What Does It Mean & Is It Safe? What Science Says - An Interview With Paul Austin

Paul Austin, founder of Third Wave, joined us to discuss the what and why behind safely microdosing psychedelics for greater creativity, flow, and focus. What follows is a transcript from the conversation.

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6 Signs of Oxidative Stress and Expert Tips to Combat It - A Q&A with Lambs CEO, Arthur Menard de Calenge

6 Signs of Oxidative Stress and Expert Tips to Combat It - A Q&A with Lambs CEO, Arthur Menard de Calenge

Do you know what oxidative stress is? Or how it negatively impacts our health and well-being? We explore the concerns around oxidative stress overload, and science-backed tips to address it.

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Reticular Activating System: How The Brain Manages Energy With Selective Focus

Reticular Activating System: How The Brain Manages Energy With Selective Focus

Everyone can benefit from acquiring a general understanding of our innate Reticular Activating System, as it is central to how, when, and why we focus on something.

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How Science and Ancient Wisdom Unlock Mysteries of Consciousness - An Interview With Dr. Rick Hanson

How Science and Ancient Wisdom Unlock Mysteries of Consciousness - An Interview With Dr. Rick Hanson

Dr. Rick Hanson discusses how combining the latest neuroscience of awakening with ancient wisdom can help us tap into peak experiences and even enlightenment itself.

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