The Amygdala’s Function: Psychology 101

The Amygdala’s Function: Psychology 101

What is the function of the amygdala? What behavior does the amygdala govern? The amygdala is a little almond-shaped structure located in the brain’s medial temporal lobe. Its main function is to respond to threats, whether real or perceived. The amygdala activates very fast, often overriding logic and rationality. Here’s a look at the amygdala’s function and the psychology behind its workings.

What Is the Main Cause of Weight Gain?

What Is the Main Cause of Weight Gain?

Why are so many people overweight in developed countries? What is the main cause of weight gain? There are many factors that cause weight gain: genetics, disease, overeating, and a sedentary lifestyle. However, the main cause of weight gain in modern times is the habit of constant eating. Most people eat three meals a day with several snacks in between. Constant feeding causes constantly elevated insulin levels, and insulin is a fat-storage hormone. Here’s how modern eating habits contribute to weight gain.

Fast. Feast. Repeat. by Gin Stephens: Book Overview

Fast. Feast. Repeat. by Gin Stephens: Book Overview

What is Gin Stephens’s Fast. Feast. Repeat. about? How does adopting intermittent fasting (IF) as a lifestyle help you improve your health? Fast. Feast. Repeat. is a practical self-help guide that explains intermittent fasting (IF) as a lifestyle and approach to overall well-being. Among other benefits, Gin Stephens argues that IF can help you lose weight, feel better, fight disease, and live longer.  Below is a brief overview of Fast. Feast. Repeat. by Gin Stephens.

Understanding Technical Analysis: Trading 101

Understanding Technical Analysis: Trading 101

What is technical analysis in trading? How does technical analysis predict the price of financial assets? Which approach is superior: technical or fundamental analysis? Technical analysis looks at patterns in the price of an investment to predict how that investment’s price is likely to shift in the future. In contrast to fundamental analysis, technical analysis takes into account traders’ activity by attempting to uncover behavioral patterns. Keep reading to learn how technical analysis trading works, its pros and cons, and why it’s superior to fundamental analysis.

Behave by Robert Sapolsky: Book Overview

Behave by Robert Sapolsky: Book Overview

What is Robert Sapolsky’s Behave about? What is the key message to take away from the book? Understanding people is crucial to disciplines and careers ranging from psychology to sales. While there are countless books about how to relate to people—and sometimes how to manipulate them—few try to get to the core of human behavior in the same way that Sapolsky’s Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst does. Below is a brief overview of the key themes.

How to Start Fasting: The 4-Week Transition Period

How to Start Fasting: The 4-Week Transition Period

Are you considering adopting intermittent fasting (IF) as a lifestyle? What are some things you should keep in mind when beginning your transition to the IF feeding schedule? Transitioning to intermittent fasting (IF) is a big step, especially if you’re used to following the standard three-meal feeding approach. According to Gin Stephens, the author of Fast. Feast. Repeat., the key to successfully transitioning to the IF lifestyle is to adapt your body to the IF feeding over a four-week period. Keep reading to learn how to start fasting by committing to a four-week adaptation period.

What Are the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting?

What Are the Benefits of Intermittent Fasting?

How does fasting induce fat loss? What are the benefits of intermittent fasting apart from weight loss? In the fasted state, your body converts your fat stores into ketones, a fat-based energy source. Put another way, you burn your fat as fuel (a state called ketosis). In addition to fat loss, intermittent fasting has other health benefits. Keep reading to learn about the health benefits of intermittent fasting.

Robert Sapolsky: Evolution and Behavior

Robert Sapolsky: Evolution and Behavior

What is the connection between evolution and behavior? What are some examples of human behaviors that have survival value? Our brains work the way they do because of evolution: Ancestors who behaved in certain ways were more likely to survive and reproduce, passing on the genes that caused them to behave in those ways. So now, many generations later, those genes still survive in us and influence our behavior. Let’s examine the key categories of human behavior that are the product of evolution.

Fundamental Analysis in Trading: Pros & Cons

Fundamental Analysis in Trading: Pros & Cons

What is fundamental analysis in trading? Is it possible to predict the market based solely on what fundamental analysis says? Fundamental analysis predicts what the market will do based solely on what mathematical models say is logical. However, traders’ behavior is far from logical, which is why fundamental analysis alone is not enough to predict what happens in the market. Here’s why you can’t predict the market based on fundamental analysis alone.

The Science Behind Fasting and Weight Loss

The Science Behind Fasting and Weight Loss

How does fasting promote weight loss? What is the mechanism behind the weight loss effect of fasting? Your body has a powerful built-in fat-burning mechanism that’s activated by fasting. However, weight loss isn’t immediate once you start fasting. Since our bodies are used to overeating, we need to teach them to access our fat stores again. When you start fasting, your body won’t yet know how to burn fat and will instead slow your metabolism to save energy until you can eat again. Here’s a look at the science behind fasting and weight loss.