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The Art of Meditation: Focusing Your Brain

Eric Wargo, Ph.D.
December 04, 2014

The brain is a powerful instrument.  Meditation can help it do even more amazing things by sharpening and enhancing its powers. Read More »

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Getting Enough Sleep: The Impossible Dream?

Sara Bellum
May 09, 2013

Are you a “morning person”? If you’re a teen, the answer is probably no—but that doesn’t mean you’re lazy. It has to do with a brain hormone called melatonin. Read More »

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Are You Addicted to Your Cell Phone?

Sara Bellum
February 14, 2013

A phobia is a strong, irrational fear of something that poses little or no actual danger. Phobias can cause a lot of anxiety, panic, and even fainting. Read More »

man's brain being used as an ash tray

Social Smoking: Just as Bad as Regular Smoking

Sara Bellum
October 23, 2012

Many people justify smoking one or two cigarettes once in a while—known as social smoking—by thinking occasional smoking won’t damage their health as much as smoking every day. Read More »

A girl holding a sign promoting not bullying.

Bullying Hurts the Bully Too

Sara Bellum
October 04, 2012

“Be More Than a Bystander”: Enter a video contest telling how you stand up to bullying During October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, SBB wonders: Do you have sympathy for kids who bully other kids? Read More »