Michael Crist

Exploring the intersections between future technology, ancient philosophy, and what it means for us to live the "good life" now.

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Michael Crist

581 days ago

tldr: Meditation literally changes your brain, resulting in reduced stress, anxiety, depression, mind-wandering, and increased emotional regulation, focus, compassion, and empathy.

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here’s how it changes your brain

washingtonpost.com

Michael Crist

587 days ago

So excited to see what the next 10 years brings in brain science and mental/emotional well-being. We're right o my the cusp of understanding so many awesome new discoveries that will lead to more wholistic treatments: gut flora and their connection to our happiness, the link between sugar/carbohydrates and mental illness, supplementation and the brain's nutritional needs. It's gonna be sweet!

tldr:

1. Positive emotions make you smarter
2. Reacting to stressors with negativity invites long-term mental illness
3. Happiness leads to success, not the other way around
4. Stress and depression can shrink the brain
5. Financial stress can temporarily lower IQ
6. Your brain needs a 20 minute break every 2 hours to maintain peak performance
7. Zinc may relieve depression
8. The more you think on a problem, the more you block the creative insight that can solve it
9. Exercise may slow brain aging by 10 years for older people
10. Sitting for more than 3 hours a day can shorten your lifespan by up to 2 years

10 Brain Discoveries You Should Know

huffingtonpost.com

Michael Crist

588 days ago

tldr: Your gut flora can affect anxiety and depression. Eating prebiotics and probiotics may help treat certain mental illnesses. Research is new. More to come.

The bacteria in our guts may help determine who gets anxiety and depression

businessinsider.com

Michael Crist

591 days ago

tldr: Understanding (empathy) is the bedrock of healthy relationships. It is the glue that binds people together. Understanding > love.

Couples Need This Even More Than Love

psychologytoday.com

Michael Crist

592 days ago

tldr:

1) take notes
2) make a plan
3) take action on that plan
4) hold ourself accountable
5) share your new knowledge with others

How to Get More Value Out of the Books You Read

inc.com

Michael Crist

593 days ago

tldr: The AI/VR revolution is about to begin.

What’s Next in Computing?

medium.com

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