Recharge Your Brain with a Good Night’s Sleep

A late night at work, too many things on the to-do list, or maybe you were awakened by a nightmare . . . . . . most of us have experienced lack of sleep at some point in our lives (and for some, it can feel more like the norm than the exception). But, missing…

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Rewiring the Brain to Buffer Social Pain

Whether it’s being picked last for softball after school or not getting invited to an important social gathering, being left out can cause a lot of emotional pain. Being excluded hurts. But what can you do about it? It’s just part of life, right? That answer wasn’t good enough for Dr. Paolo Riva and his…

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Changing the Brain with Meditation: What’s Sleep Got to Do With It?

When a busy day is done, and you’re finally tucked in bed and fast asleep, your brain gets a break from that seemingly endless daily barrage of stimulation. For researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, that made for an ideal opportunity to take a look at brain waves in their most natural, uninfluenced state. They…

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