Monthly Archives: September 2013

VIDEO – The Science of Happiness

Rather than success leading to happiness, it seems that it is actually happiness which breeds success…at least that’s what the research team at SoulPacake have come to believe. Experiments show that happy people are better at problem solving, seeing new options and being more creative, while the statistics suggest that happy persons have better marriages, finances, friendships, work performance and health. See what happens when SoulPancake carries out its own happiness experiments. Rather than striving for success, perhaps we should all be striving for happiness!

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Examining the Intelligence of NFL Players – Infographic

Football smarts

Contrary to what popular opinion may be, NFL players must possess brains in order to be successful on the field. Statistics indicate that the best players in the National Football League receive high scores on intelligence tests that are administered annually. Indeed, the best players have been shown to score highest in subject areas such as science, writing and finance. Continue reading

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VIDEO – Russell Foster: Why do we sleep?

Neuroscientist Russell Foster describes sleep as “the single most important behavioral experience that we have.” He describes how our perception of sleep has changed over the course of human history — from that of an appreciated necessity in the 16th century to “a criminal waste of time” by the start of the 20th century. Dr. Foster describes the importance of sleep in memory consolidation and problem solving, and highlights the link between sleep deprivation and setbacks such as poor judgement, drug/alcohol consumption, weight gain, mental illness and even cancer.

 

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