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Can Empathy Help Stop Climate Change?

By Lisa Bennett | April 17, 2014

What would make you more likely to reduce your carbon footprint: Knowing that climate change is a threat to people—or to birds? New research has some surprising implications.

 
  

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Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Can Mindfulness Make Romantic Conflict Less Stressful?

By Emily Nauman | April 14, 2014

Two new studies explore how attachment style, romantic conflict, stress, gender, and mindfulness interact with each other.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Can Mindfulness Helps Caregivers Care for Themselves?

By Emily Nauman | April 7, 2014

A new study explores if moment-to-moment, nonjudgemental awareness can help people caring for profoundly disabled children.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Can Mindfulness Enhance Job Performance?

By Emily Nauman | March 31, 2014

It's Mindful Monday! A new study finds that mindfulness helps workers succeed in fast-paced, ever-changing environments like restaurants.

 
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Are Rats Born Racist?

By Bianca Lorenz | March 26, 2014

The answer is no, according to a new study. Social contact matters more than genetics in determining who gets help and who doesn't.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

How Does Mindfulness Improve Self-Control?

By Emily Nauman | March 24, 2014

In a new installment of our Mindful Monday series, we talk with researcher Rimma Teper about how mindfulness helps improve executive function.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Can Mindfulness Help Stop Health Worker Burnout?

By Emily Nauman | March 17, 2014

Two new studies investigate how mindfulness can reduce depression and exhaustion among doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals—and get mixed results.

 

Does Technology Cut Us Off from Other People?

By Lauren Klein | March 12, 2014

Three new studies paint a surprisingly complicated picture of the role of mobile devices in our social lives—and suggest steps we can take to make the most of technology.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Feeling Self-Critical? Try Mindfulness

By Emily Nauman | March 10, 2014

New research shows that mindfulness may help us to stop comparing ourselves to other people.

 

What Bonobos Can Tell Us About Our Parents

By William Pettus | March 6, 2014

A recent study reveals unexpected similarities between the emotional lives of human and ape kids—bound together by the quality of parenting.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Managing Stress with an Online Mindfulness Program

By Hooria Jazaieri | March 3, 2014

We know that face-to-face mindfulness courses can reduce stress. But can people reap the same benefits with an online program?

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Can Mindfulness Help People Cope with Discrimination?

By Emily Nauman | February 24, 2014

A new study asks if mindfulness can help people who experience depression as a result of prejudice.

 

All You Need is Love, Gratitude, and Oxytocin

By Lauren Klein | February 11, 2014

A new study finds a biological mechanism behind “thank you"—and reveals one way that it bonds couples together.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Mindful Doctors, Happy Patients

By Emily Nauman | February 10, 2014

A new study shows that physicians with mindfulness skills communicate well with patients, and provide better quality care.

 
Our Mindful Mondays series provides ongoing coverage of the exploding field of mindfulness research.

Can Mindfulness Foster a Healthy Body Image?

By Emily Nauman | February 3, 2014

How can we foster a more positive attitude toward eating and toward our bodies? A new study suggests that mindfulness might play a role.

 

Can Fostering Positive Emotions Help Stop Suicide?

By Jeremy Adam Smith, Devan Davison | January 15, 2014

Two new studies look at how gratitude, grit, and forgiveness can work together to cut suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

 

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