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Research Shows Your Brain Works Differently When You Take Breaks. Here’s Why.

Research Shows Your Brain Works Differently When You Take Breaks. Here’s Why.

A new study shows back-to-back meetings increase stress, but short breaks between meetings allows the brain to reset and relax. Here's what you need to know. 

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Work at a Desk? Study Shows Just 1 Minute of Squats Beats Brain Fatigue

Work at a Desk? Study Shows Just 1 Minute of Squats Beats Brain Fatigue

Stuck at a desk all day? Studies show just one minute of squatting exercises may help beat brain fatigue and boost mental energy.

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Brain Fog Taking Over Your Life? 5 Reasons Why According to a Neuroscientist

Brain Fog Taking Over Your Life? 5 Reasons Why According to a Neuroscientist

Brain fog is not a medical condition; it’s a clue that suggests there may be something interfering with your mental performance. Here are five factors that contribute to brain fog, according to a neuroscientist.

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6 Science-Backed Foods For Brain Fog

6 Science-Backed Foods For Brain Fog

Many factors can contribute to brain fog, such as underlying illness, oxidative stress, lack of sleep, hormonal issues, dehydration, and perhaps the most unexpected and underlying cause of brain fog: our diet.

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Oxygen Training: A Q+A With Mark Squibb, Founder of LiveO2

Oxygen Training: A Q+A With Mark Squibb, Founder of LiveO2

The latest scientific research into oxygen training indicates it's possible to maintain and even regain peak physical and cognitive performance*. Here’s why peak performers are loving it.

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Qualia Focus Ingredients

Qualia Focus Ingredients

QUALIA FOCUS combines 14 ingredients that have been carefully selected to support alertness, attention, focus, memory, mood, and motivation. In this blog post, we’ll share some of the reasons why we included each ingredient and how individually they contribute to the overall nootropic experience.

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The Ultimate Neurohacking List for Energy, Cognition & Longevity

The Ultimate Neurohacking List for Energy, Cognition & Longevity

Neurohackers, biohackers, and health conscious creators share their favorite hacks and tips for boosting mental energy.

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The Surprising Link Between Stress Resistance and Mental Energy

The Surprising Link Between Stress Resistance and Mental Energy

Left unchecked, stress can be mentally exhausting, stealing energy away from important cognitive tasks and hindering our ability to perform strenuous mental work. With that understanding in mind, it’s not surprising that the neurohacking community is very keen to understand how to better support stress resilience in order to free up more mental energy.

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What Are Nootropics?

What Are Nootropics?

Nootropics are substances that enhance cognitive function and performance. Nootropics have become increasingly popular in recent years but you might still have questions about the science surrounding nootropics. If so, this article is for you.

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Qualia Mind Ingredients

Qualia Mind Ingredients

When choosing ingredients to include in Qualia Mind, Neurohacker Collective relied on scientific research and the N of 1 experiences of biohackers and the nootropic community. In this blog post, we’ll share some of the reasons why we included each ingredient and how individually they contribute to the overall nootropic experiences Qualia Mind was formulated to deliver.

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Your Mental Energy Makes All the Difference

Your Mental Energy Makes All the Difference

It’s a commonly accepted truth that how well you do a thing will be a direct result of the amount of effort you are willing to put into doing the thing. Whether it’s work or a workout ... a conversation with someone or time alone on your computer … meditation or watching a movie ... You will only get out what you are willing to put in. And the thing you need to invest, to get the most out of anything you do, is mental effort. 

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Stay Motivated to Workout: Understanding Mental Fatigue

Stay Motivated to Workout: Understanding Mental Fatigue

Mental fatigue lies at the core of motivating yourself to hit the gym and to give the extra push in your athletic performance. In Workout Motivation: The Science of the Brain's Role in Exercise we broadly introduced the importance of our mind for exercise performance. The interconnectedness between the brain and body means many markers of physical performance are modulated by our mind.

Here we focus on mental fatigue, introduce you to some of the fatigue models (how scientists believe the brain is operating), explain willpower and self-control and how they interact with workout motivation, and provide actionable tools to help you follow through on a workout program.

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