Professor of the Practice of Law University of Denver Sturm College of Law

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Motivation & Brain Balance

Motivation is important for goal-directed behavior, performance, and well-being.  To research motivation, scientists engaged 27 men (ages 20-30) in a hand-grip challenge, where they got

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Exercise, Aging & Telomeres

Telomeres are nucleoprotein caps at the ends of chromosomes.  Aging causes gradual cell degradation and the shortening of telomeres.  Chronic stress can prematurely shorten our

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Laughter Lessens Stress

People who laugh frequently may be better equipped to deal with stress. Researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland collected data from 41 Psychology

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Cultivate Optimism

Optimistic people are healthier, and optimism is a skill you can improve.  Optimistic people have lower blood pressure, lower heart rate, a stronger immune system,

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Dealing with Monotony

If you are experiencing more negative emotions during social distancing, it may be due to the monotony in your daily routine.  Research indicates that experiential

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Vulnerability & Resilience

Obstacles do not block the path, they are the path.~ Zen Proverb Life-threatening fear can evolve into long-term anxiety.  Many are experiencing fear from the

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Music Improves Workout

Researchers have discovered that high tempo music may improve your workout by increasing heart rate and lowering perceived exertion.  Female participants (N=19, ages 24-28) performed

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Empathy as Leadership

Empathy enables you to know if the people you’re trying to reach are actually reached. It allows you to predict the effect your decisions and

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Empowering Brain Cells

Move a muscle, change a thought. The brain has two superpowers: neuroplasticity (the capacity to grow and change its network of brain cells with every

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Anxiety & Attention Span

Emotions impact our ability to think and concentrate because they are automatic physical responses triggered by events in our lives.  The primary emotions described by

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