Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mind Control -- Through Your Nose

Source: New York Times

Within a broader movement known as "full-sensory branding," the practice of scent marketing -- using specially formulated fragrances to make you buy unrelated products and services -- is on the rise. Smell, it is said, has an unrivaled power to evoke emotion, and this power can be harnessed to boost sales.

Hundreds of companies already set your mood with piped-in aromas, in everything from real estate show rooms to shoe stores. Advertising Age named the practice one of the top 10 trends to watch in 2007. ScentAir, a producer of aroma-marketing systems, stated their business quadrupled between 2005 and 2006.


Pharmaceutical Company Tests 'Fountain of Youth' Pill in Humans

By David Ewing Duncan

When Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon heard rumors of a fountain of youth from native Floridians in 1513, he was desperate enough to find it that he was willing to march in chain mail through fetid swamps infested with mosquitoes, alligators, and hostile locals. He never found it.

Nearly five centuries later, the fabled longevity imbued by Florida's mythic fountains may be here for real. Not spewing from a magical spring with sweet-tasting waters, but in a pill designated SRT501.

In Cambridge, Massachusetts, Sirtris Pharmaceuticals is testing such a pill in humans in a Food and Drug Administration-approved clinical trial. The tests began last spring with 85 volunteers; in August, the company announced that this medication designed to slow aging and bump up lifespan is working.

A caveat: It will take years of tests and trials to know if the drug will ultimately permit people to routinely live to over 100 years old, while fending off diseases of aging ranging from diabetes to cancer.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

How To Get Motivated and Overcome Procrastination

By Arina Nikitina
Author of "How to Set and Achieve a Goal"

Procrastination is a complicated behavior that affects all people to some degree. Some experience only small problems with procrastination while with others, it is a major source of anxiety and stress.

Lack of motivation and procrastination is related to time management. Procrastinators often fail to complete tasks even though thsey know what the task is and the time they have to do it.

Why do people procrastinate? Often a difficult task is avoided in favor of the less difficult. Tasks that take longer amounts of time are less desirable than those that can be completed quickly. People sometimes procrastinate due to fear of failure.

No one wants to be embarrassed by a lack of knowledge or skills when beginning a new task. Overcoming the fear of failure and developing good work habits will do wonders for those who tend to procrastinate.

The first step in overcoming procrastination is to recognize what psychological issues cause you to procrastinate in the first place.


Scientists 'Read' Paralyzed Man's Mind

Source: BBC

Scientists say they may be on the brink of translating into words the thoughts of a man who can no longer speak, after a pioneering experiment.

Electrodes have been implanted in the brain of Eric Ramsay, who has been "locked in" - conscious but paralysed - since a car crash eight years ago.

These have been recording pulses in areas of the brain involved in speech.

Now, New Scientist magazine reports, they are to use the signals he generates to drive speech software.

Although the data is still being analysed, researchers at Boston University believe they can correctly identify the sound Mr Ramsay's brain is imagining some 80% of the time.


Tuesday, November 27, 2007

FREE REPORT: How to Program Your Dreams for Health and Goal-Setting Success

Iann Legg, creator of the Real Mind Power Secrets course, is giving away one of the bonus reports which is included in his course.

This report explains the true power of your dreams and how you can use this power to improve your health and help you to achieve your goals.

There is no need to sign up for anything, just go to the link below and download your free report:

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Don't Forget to Backup Your Brain

By Corinna Underwood
Source: FoxNews

As any Baby Boomer will tell you, Americans have more information to cram into their memories than ever. Yet, as we age, our capacity for recall grows weaker.

But what if you could capture every waking moment of your entire life, store it on your computer and then recall digital snapshots of everything you've seen and heard with just a quick search?

Renowned computer scientist Gordon Bell, head of Microsoft's Media Presence Research Group and founder of the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, thinks he might be able to do just that.

He calls it a "surrogate memory," and what he considers an early version of it even has an official name — MyLifeBits.


Thursday, November 22, 2007

What's In Your Spiritual Toolkit?

By Nelson Berry
Creator of Subliminal Video Messages

Tools are tools that you use to make yourself of maximum value to yourself and others. All of the tools that you use to acheive this aim are in your "Spiritual Toolkit".

It is mandatory to have a spiritual toolkit and to use the tools -- and use them regularly -- to to initiate/ maintain/ improve your value to yourself (The Power Within You) and others. It is very simple to apply the tools.

What are some of the things that are in your spiritual toolkit?

1- Helping others outside of your job?

2- Gratitude - Make a list of things you are grateful for (this is actually a tool!).

3- Taking time to talk and listen to someone about their problems.

4- Meeting new people and trying to be helpful and useful in all circumstances.

5- Cleaning up your place (or someone elses place) so that you have a clean place to bring people to further your relationships and usefulness.

6- Going to the gym/ keeping yourself physically fit so you CAN be of service to people in the first place.

7- Subliminal Messages so you can outgrow your fears and increase your personal power in all areas faster.

8- Prayer/ Meditation.

9- Volunteer work.

10- Share with others what is working for you.

11- This list could go on and on....

Did you know that spiritual progress always proceeds material possessions? It is NEVER the other way around!

Get busy using your spiritual tools and get busy living a large & rich life Today!

With Respect,

Nelson Berry

Creator of Subliminal Video Messages

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Boost Your Brain Power with Neurobics

By Dr. Sean Kenniff
Source: CBS News

Tom McQuade's memory isn't what it used to be. "Forgetting simple things. Going out to work to look for my belt, and it's around my waist."

Tom's wife, Ann, married together for 39 years, has even more trouble. "She starts asking me where we are. It's as much the confusion as much as the memory."

That's the reason they've come to Leeza's Place in Pembroke Pines. They want to sharpen their minds with new activities.

Dr. Damon Salzman from The Memory Center at Memorial Hospital Pembroke says, "Brain cells actually continue to grow, even in adults," meaning older brains improve with new challenges.

That "use it or lose it" philosophy is the premise behind "Neurobic," a book of 83 brain boosting exercises.


The $450 Mind Control Device


When I received five e-mails to check out the MC Square—a handheld device that's said to relieve stress, improve memory, and enhance concentration through light and sound—I knew I couldn't pass the opportunity up. (My memory is horrible!)

Plus, 1.5 million units have already been sold in Korea, so it's gotta be legit, right? And for the first time starting today, it's available in the U.S.


Tuesday, November 20, 2007

FREE REPORT: Why "The Secret" Might Not Be Working For You

If you're a student of "The Secret" you have no doubt run into many obstacles on your way to manifesting what you want. This free report describes exactly the three most common hurdles in implementing the secret and how to get beyond those stumbling blocks on your way to "living the life you are meant to live."

This report reveals:
  • Why Infinite Possibilities Are Practically Ineffective
  • How Subconscious Interference Subverts The Power Of Intention
  • Why You Don’t Get What You Want By Focusing On What You Want

Monday, November 19, 2007

Microsoft Plans to Read Your Mind

Source: New Scientist

Not content with running your computer, Microsoft now wants to read your mind too.

The company says that it is hard to properly evaluate the way people interact with computers since questioning them at the time is distracting and asking questions later may not produce reliable answers. "Human beings are often poor reporters of their own actions," the company says.

Instead, Microsoft wants to read the data straight from the user's brain as he or she works away. They plan to do this using electroencephalograms (EEGs) to record electrical signals within the brain. The trouble is that EEG data is filled with artefacts caused, for example, by blinking or involuntary actions, and this is hard to tease apart from the cognitive data that Microsoft would like to study.

So the company has come up with a method for filtering EEG data in such a way that it separates useful cognitive information from the not-so-useful non-cognitive stuff. The company hopes that the data will better enable to them to design user interfaces that people find easy to use. Whether users will want Microsoft reading their brain waves is another matter altogether.

Read the full Microsoft mind reading patent application

LSD and the Secret of Life

By Alun Rees

Francis Crick, the Nobel Prize-winning father of modern genetics, was under the influence of LSD when he first deduced the double-helix structure of DNA over 50 years ago.

The abrasive and unorthodox Crick and his brilliant American co-researcher James Watson famously celebrated their eureka moment in March 1953 by running from the now legendary Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge to the nearby Eagle pub, where they announced over pints of bitter that they had discovered the secret of life.

Crick, who died [in 2004], aged 88, later told a fellow scientist that he often used small doses of LSD, then an experimental drug used in psychotherapy, to boost his powers of thought. He said it was LSD, not the Eagle's warm beer, that helped him to unravel the structure of DNA, the discovery that won him the Nobel Prize.


Sunday, November 18, 2007

11 Steps to a Better Brain

Source: New Scientist

It doesn't matter how brainy you are or how much education you've had - you can still improve and expand your mind. Boosting your mental faculties doesn't have to mean studying hard or becoming a reclusive book worm. There are lots of tricks, techniques and habits, as well as changes to your lifestyle, diet and behaviour that can help you flex your grey matter and get the best out of your brain cells. And here are 11 of them.


Saturday, November 17, 2007

How to Read Minds to Influence the Opposite Sex

By Steve Gillman
Excerpt from A Book of Secrets

I hope you won't be too disappointed when I tell you that you'll never read minds like Mel Gibson in "What Women Want."

However, you can learn how to get a better idea of the general state of mind and receptivity of the person in front of you. And you can subliminally persuade the opposite sex. Lets jump straight to one of the fun ways.

Watch Those Pupils

A persons pupils get bigger when they are aroused, interested and/or receptive. If you look into his or her eyes and see those pupils growing large - it's looking good for you. Basically big pupils (unless it's just dark) mean a person likes what they see.

Try this experiment, and you'll understand how immediate this effect can be. Go right now and look in the mirror at your own eyes. As you look at them, imagine a sexy man or woman you are attracted to - in whatever way would turn you on. You'll see that your pupils get bigger in just seconds. Actually, if you love to fish, they may get big just thinking about a lake you love. Anything you like to look at can make your pupils bigger.

Now, there are two ways to use this...


Friday, November 16, 2007

The $100,000 Self Improvement Experiment

By John Paul Carinci
Author of The Power of Being Different

The magic of believing will help you gain tremendous rewards. Let's look at an example of belief. When you have pains in your chest, you may become alarmed. After you make an appointment with your doctor, he will give you a complete examination and tell you to come back in order to go over the test results.

On the second visit, the doctor tells you that all the tests come back negative and that there is nothing to be concerned about. He explains that perhaps you were affected by stress and that you should try to relax. If you do not feel better, he suggests that you can come back for another visit.

Having heard the good news that nothing is wrong, you leave the doctor’s office suddenly feeling fantastic. Your mind gets rid of all your aches and pains that you thought were real.

Belief in something, including your own health, is very powerful. If you learn how to capitalize on the power of belief, you can alter your life for the good.

What if someone promised to pay you $100,000 in return for following a 10-day plan that was not hazardous in any way, morally acceptable to you, and which was guaranteed to improve your life? Would you agree to follow the plan? You probably would because you wanted the $100,000 reward.


Thursday, November 15, 2007

Plant Intelligence Studied in Lab

By Nicole Martinelli
Source: Wired

Professor Stefano Mancuso knows it isn't easy being green: He runs the world's only laboratory dedicated to plant intelligence.

At the International Laboratory of Plant Neurobiology (LINV), about seven miles outside Florence, Italy, Mancuso and his team of nine work to debunk the myth that plants are low-life. Research at the modern building combines physiology, ecology and molecular biology.

"If you define intelligence as the capacity to solve problems, plants have a lot to teach us," says Mancuso, dressed in harmonizing shades of his favorite color: green. "Not only are they 'smart' in how they grow, adapt and thrive, they do it without neuroses. Intelligence isn't only about having a brain."


Wednesday, November 14, 2007

This is Your Brain on Advertising

By Amber Haq
Source: Business Week

Do you ever get the creepy feeling that advertisers know how to put a lump in your throat, inspire subconscious brand loyalty, or make your mouth water? Just wait: It could get worse.

An emerging technique called neuromarketing that uses brain scans to measure human response to promotional messages is starting to catch on in Europe—and soon ads may become even more effective at prompting you to pull out your wallet.

Orwellian, perhaps. But for companies looking to fine-tune their promotions and boost sales, neuromarketing offers the enticing prospect of a quantitative way to test the subconscious effectiveness of ads, jingles, and logos before spending big bucks on media placements. That's a godsend for marketers wary of the sometimes unreliable results of focus groups and other field testing.


Marketing and Mind Control

By Wray Herbert
Source: Newsweek

Imagine that I have $100 and I offer you $20 of it, no strings attached. You'd take it, right? Any fool would; it's a windfall. But imagine further that you know I must give away part of my $100 or lose it all. All of a sudden my motives aren't entirely altruistic, but I'm still offering you free money. Take it or leave it, but no negotiation allowed. How would you feel? What would you do?

If you were like a lot of people who have answered these questions in a psychological experiment over the years, you would now feel conflicted. Many of these people actually walked away from the deal, even though it would have meant a no-strings-attached twenty bucks in their pockets. Why? Because the arrangement is fundamentally unfair, and once you know this your basic sense of moral indignation clicks in. Your emotions and principles trump your pure rationality.

Psychologists have demonstrated this in the laboratory, time and time again. It's known as the Ultimatum Game, and its counterintuitive findings are part of a broad new understanding of how the human brain and mind work. As it turns out, we are not very reasonable creatures much of the time, nor are we very aware. Indeed, we are under constant sway of our emotions and intuitions, and most of the time we are not even aware of just how quirky and emotional our everyday decisions are.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Brainwave Entrainment, Why "The Secret" Doesn't Work, and Portuguese Translations...

3 quick bits of news today:

1. What the heck is Brainwave Entrainment?

Song Chengxiang is bringing out his limited edition box set of his best selling 'Quantum Mind Power' today. This is the physical CD package of his cutting edge brain entrainment system, and since it is a physical product, there is a limit of 1000 sets available. If you have been wondering about the power of Brainwave Entrainment, check out his offer at

2. FREE REPORT: Why "The Secret" Might Not be Working For You

If you're a student of "The Secret" you have no doubt run into many obstacles on your way to manifesting what you want. This free report describes exactly the three most common hurdles in implementing the secret and how to get beyond those stumbling blocks on your way to "living the life you are meant to live."

Download this free report at

3. A Portuguese version of "Mind Over Money: Program Your Mind For Wealth"

One of the members of the Mind Power News community loved the book "Mind Over Money" so much she translated the entire text into her native language of Portuguese, so if you speak the language or know anyone who does, you can check it out at

Monday, November 12, 2007

How to Fall Asleep in 3 Minutes

By Kacper Postawski
Creator of the Sleep Wiz Revitalizing Program

The inability to fall asleep can be frustrating and greatly impede one's ability to function on a day to day basis. The following tips will help you to fall asleep in no time. Pleasant dreams!

1. Food That Can Help You Fall Asleep.
Trytophan is an amino acid that helps the brain produce serotonin, which helps you relax. Found in such things as turkey, milk, chicken, ice cream, tuna and peanuts, the soothing effect of trytophan can help you put your day's worries behind you and allow you to fall into blissful slumber. On the other hand, avoid spicy and fatty foods, which can give you heartburn and keep you awake. Similarly, too much liquid before bedtime can leave you running to the bathroom all night rather than sleeping.

2. Relax.
One of the biggest culprits of sleep deprivation is the inability to stop the mind from racing with the day's event and ongoing worries. The key is to slow down, and try to leave your troubles behind. A warm bath, meditation, peaceful music, a good book and dimmed lights can have a soothing, therapeutic effect.

3. Avoid Stimulants.
Caffeine, found in coffee and soda, and nicotine, found in cigarettes, are stimulants that inhibit your ability to slow down and get some rest. Herbal energy boosters can also keep you awake. Try to avoid stimulants for eight hours prior to bedtime.


Can Your Dog Read Your Mind?


Dog owners who think their beloved pooch can read their mind may be right.

Canterbury University psychology student Michelle Maginnity has just completed a masters research project looking at whether the domestic dog has a theory of mind - that is, whether they can think about the thoughts and feelings of self and others.

She said after carrying out a range of experiments which tested the cognitive skills of dogs, she believed they were not only sensitive to human cues, but also had the ability to think about what their human companions may be thinking.

"So, in a way, dogs may be able to read minds," she said.


Friday, November 09, 2007

How to Learn Like a Genius

By Win Wenger, Ph.D.
Source: Project Renaissance

All of you reading this:

You have brains enough to run a galaxy. What are you doing with them?

One of the most frequently used paths to genius: find a knack that works for you. Get on a roll. Find ways to stay on that roll. Find ways to return to being on that roll, until so much else falls into that roll that even you begin to realize that you are, indeed, a genius.....

How to Learn Through a Periscope

We had enrolled our 4-year-old daughter in a neighborhood swim team, not for the sake of competing but simply for safety reasons, to ensure she would be competent in the water. During one of the team's meets, in one heat a clerical error had her swim as the only small kid among 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds. To our amazement, she swam far faster than ever before and finished right in the middle of the pack. "How did you do that?!?" we asked her. Her reply: "I made believe I was one of the big kids."


Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Ending Aging: How One Scientist Plans to Live to 1,000

By Joel Garreau
Washington Post Staff Writer

Aubrey de Grey may be wrong but, evidence suggests, he's not nuts. This is a no small assertion. De Grey argues that some people alive today will live in a robust and youthful fashion for 1,000 years.

In 2005, an authoritative publication offered $20,000 to any molecular biologist who could demonstrate that de Grey's plan for treating aging as a disease -- and curing it -- was "so wrong that it was unworthy of learned debate."

Now mere mortals -- who may wish to be significantly less mortal -- can judge whether de Grey's proposals are "science or fantasy," as the magazine put it. De Grey's much-awaited "Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime" has just been published.

The judges were formidable for that MIT Technology Review challenge prize. They included Rodney Brooks, then director of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory; Nathan Myhrvold, former chief technology officer of Microsoft; and J. Craig Venter, who shares credit for first sequencing the human genome.

In the end, they decided no scientist had succeeded in blowing de Grey out of the water. "At issue is the conflict between the scientific process and the ambiguous status of ideas that have not yet been subjected to that process," Myhrvold wrote for the judges.

Well yes, that. Plus the question that has tantalized humans forever. What if the only certainty is taxes?


Sunday, November 04, 2007

FREE REPORT: How to Set and Achieve a Goal

Arina Nikitina, the author of How to Set and Achieve a Goal has created a free report for all members of the Mind Power News community called "7 Goal Setting Tips: How to Turn Your Vague Dreams into Tangible Reality."

There is no need to sign up for anything, just go to the link below and download your free report:


Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Science of Walking on Fire

By Matt Nisbet
Generation SXeptic

David Willey is not your ordinary science teacher. To put it mildly, he goes to extremes. Willey, an instructor of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, walks across hot coals, sinks his hand in molten lead, strides across broken glass, and has concrete blocks smashed across his body while lying on a bed of nails.

Each daring feat is a demonstration in science that Willey performs at venues ranging from college classrooms to NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

When I heard that Willey was scheduled to perform and lecture at the Center for Inquiry-International in Buffalo, New York, headquarters to the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal (CSICOP), and Skeptical Inquirer magazine, I was compelled to investigate.

On a Saturday afternoon in mid-September, I drove in from Ithaca, New York, to meet and interview Willey just before he began preparations for the evening's firewalk and demonstrations.


Friday, November 02, 2007

Happiness Comes Cheap - Even for Millionaires


In a study commissioned by the National Lottery, Dr Richard Tunney of the University's School of Psychology found that it's the simple things in life that impact most positively on our sense of well being.

The study compared the 'happiness levels' of lottery jackpot winners with a control group, using a 'Satisfaction with Life Scale' developed by the University of Illinois. Respondents were asked how satisfied they were in relation to different elements of their life, their different mood states explored, how often they treated themselves and what form this took.

Surprisingly, it wasn't the flashy cars and diamond jewellery that upped the jackpot winners' happiness quotient. It was the listening to music, reading a book, or enjoying a bottle of wine with a takeaway that really made the difference.