Why Your Brain Falls for the Credit Trap

Today, we may have more banking and credit cards on hand than actual paper money. For some of us, all this convenience makes it a little too easy to overspend. Learn why, by nature, our brains struggle to fully grasp the concept of credit.

How Acts of Kindness Can Ease Your Social Anxiety

For those who struggle with social anxiety, just the thought of getting out of the house and interacting with others can be a cause of stress. If this is you, recent research is shedding light on how you can take an active role to defeat your anxiety.

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3 Ways You Can Refocus to Stay on Track at Work

The ability to maintain control of attention over time, known as sustained attention, is vital for many tasks performed every day. You can take action when you realize you need to refocus. Here are three expert strategies to staying on task.

Are You Tweeting Away Your Relationships?

If you use the microblogging platform Twitter a lot, your real-life connections might be in danger. A new study says that too much tweeting can damage your intimate relationships. Researchers at the University of Missouri surveyed nearly 600 people with Twitter accounts. The participants told researchers they are on Twitter for nearly an hour a … Read More

Social Support Helps Heart Patients Heal (Video)

Patients who are connected tend to heal more wholly. Social support networks play a critical role in weathering any medical challenge. From participating in cardiac rehab programs to volunteering or even engaging in pet therapy—we know the emotional and physiological benefits of a strong social support system help patients beat their illnesses. Cleveland Clinic’s Leo … Read More

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Anxiety and Arrhythmia (Video)

The heart and brain do a lot of talking, and our emotional health can seriously impact the heart. We’re learning that anxiety can tax the heart. Specifically, high anxiety levels can  cause an irregular heart beat  and it’s a vicious cycle, as the more arrhythmia you have – it makes you more anxious. Cleveland Clinic’s Leo Pozuelo, … Read More

Mind Over Heart Matters (Video)

Dealing with heart disease takes a great deal of mental tenacity. And it’s not an easy journey, which is why Cleveland Clinic focuses on heart patients’ quality of life—how they are weathering the disease physically and emotionally. It’s about whole health, and that’s why it’s important for patients to talk to their doctors about how … Read More