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Insomnia Might Raise Stroke Risk, Especially In Young Adults

Insomnia Might Raise Stroke Risk, Especially In Young Adults

Newsy (Apr. 4, 2014) According to a large four-year study, insomnia sufferers are 54 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than their sound-sleeping peers. Video provided by Newsy
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Sleep Apnea: Snooze at the Right Time

Sleep Apnea: Snooze at the Right Time

Ivanhoe (Feb. 26, 2014) 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. It causes them to stop breathing while they’re sleeping. Now help is on the way…and it doesn’t involve one of those big breathing machines. Video provided by Ivanhoe
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PTSD Tied to Insomnia, Heart Disease, Weight Gain

PTSD Tied to Insomnia, Heart Disease, Weight Gain

Newsy (June 28, 2013) June is Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month, and the condition is becoming more common among returning troops.
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Motivate the Brain: Why Dopamine Doesn't Work

Motivate the Brain: Why Dopamine Doesn't Work

FORA.tv (May 24, 2013) Gamification has proven to be a powerful tool in driving change across nearly all environments -business, personal goals, even education. What is it about Gamification that makes it so successful in changing behavior? It isn't just about points or badges, or earning little gold stars. The best Gamification strategies are all about engagement, driven by MOTIVATION. Science tells us that motivation is the single most important factor when it comes to learning and changing behavior-far more important than breadth of skill, or even innate talent. Increase motivation, and you will increase learning-surpassing limits in ways you never imagined-no matter the subject, domain, or context. Join cognition expert Andrea Kuszewski for a lively, non-technical discussion of the science of motivation, dissecting that 'magical' process going on in the brain that is such a critical factor in engagement and learning.
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