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New research provides a possible clue as to why so many Donald Trump supporters believe outlandish things.
Whether you're religious or not, putting your faith in science and technology could be good for you, a new study suggests.
Research on couples shows a surprising way to improve intimacy after having kids.
A new study teases out the different benefits of four kinds of meditation.
The language we choose reflects our implicit biases—but according to a new study, mindfulness can help.
According to a new study, empathy plays a role in how we respond to depressing tunes.
A new study combines training, brain scans, and reports from kids to understand the impact of mindfulness on parenting tweens.
According to a new study, forgiving your partner may backfire if they have a certain personality type.
A new study suggests that happy, rhythmic music increases cooperative behavior—and that may be good news for employers.
According to a new study, we’re less likely to forgive leaders and managers—even when they apologize.
Thousands of these organizations exist. Could they make a difference?
According to a new study, people who give more get more (if you know what we mean).
According to a new study, there are more heart-disease-related deaths in overtly racist communities.
Could cultivating attention and awareness help teens to stop checking their phones?
Ever carry a grudge or harbor revenge fantasies about a colleague or boss? It’s likely costing you and your workplace.
According to a recent study, training teens in a "growth mindset" can reduce their stress and improve their grades.
According to a new study, people are more sensitive to pain when they feel a sense of injustice.
Teen stress is on the rise. According to a new study, learning mindfulness and self-compassion can help teens cope.
According to a new study, our feelings about aging can influence our emotional reactions to everyday stress.
New research reveals surprising ties between our immune systems and our social behavior.
According to a new study, a mindfulness training program could help law enforcement officers cope with a harrowing job.
A new study looks at the emotional consequences of choosing to donate money to charity—or not.
According to a new study, mindfulness may be the key to motivation.
According to a recent study, sunlight and natural elements in the workplace may improve workers' moods and job satisfaction.
Recent research helps illuminate what's going on in our heads when we choose to give or to hold back.
According to a new study, we can encourage kids to be generous by reminding them of their past kindnesses.
According to a recent study, different behaviors during romantic conflict are linked to heart problems and back pain.
According to a new study, self-compassion may help us benefit from regret rather than wallowing in it.
According to a new study, adding mindfulness to traditional therapy could be beneficial for soldiers with PTSD.
Self-criticism and low self-worth can hold us back. Here’s how to start banishing those negative beliefs.
You can turn election stress into courage and compassion, says Kelly McGonigal. Here's how.
Ellen Rand shares the lessons she’s learned about preparing for the death of a loved one.
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