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Articles: How to Avoid the Empathy TrapBy Robin Stern, Diana Divecha | July 7, 2015
Do you prioritize other people's feelings over your own? You might be falling into the "empathy trap."
Articles: You DO Have Time for a Summer VacationBy Christine Carter | June 16, 2015
Many people feel like they have too much work to take a vacation. But research suggests you’ll be happier, healthier, and more productive if you do.
Articles: Can Awe Boost Health?By Yasmin Anwar | February 12, 2015
A new study suggests we can add nature, art, and religion to life’s best anti-inflammatories.
Articles: My Trouble With MindfulnessBy Jill Suttie | February 9, 2015
Jill Suttie knows the benefits of mindfulness, but she still doesn't practice it. What holds her back?
Articles: How Gratitude Beats MaterialismBy Jason Marsh, Dacher Keltner | January 8, 2015
New studies reveal how to deliberately cultivate gratitude in ways that counter materialism and its negative effects.
The most surprising, provocative, and inspiring findings published this past year.
A new book says we can't ask more of our fantasies than they can give us.
More and more therapists are integrating moment-to-moment awareness into their practice. Here's why—and how.
Articles: Can Suffering Lead to Success?By Jill Suttie | September 3, 2014
A new book explores when trauma triggers growth—and when it doesn't.
A new study suggests a way to help the parents of children with autism and other developmental disorders.
A new study finds that troubled people can reap enormous benefits from keeping a journal that focuses their attention on the good things in life.
Articles: Making Mindfulness Part of TherapyBy Jill Suttie | June 23, 2014
A new book explores when and how therapists can incorporate moment-to-moment, non-judgmental attention into their practice.
A new study finds that children of mindfully self-compassionate parents tend to have lower rates of anxiety and depression.
Articles: Four Ways Sadness May Be Good for YouBy Joseph P. Forgas | June 4, 2014
Scientists are finding out how sadness works in the brain—and they're discovering that it can confer important advantages.
Research says that Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy is an effective treatment for depression. A new study finds out why.
A new study explores if moment-to-moment, nonjudgemental awareness can help people caring for profoundly disabled children.
A new study asks if mindfulness can help people who experience depression as a result of prejudice.
Do you have commitment, trust, and attachment issues? Science helped Meghan Laslocky—and it just might help you, too.
Neuroscientist James Fallon discusses the psychopathic brain, prospects for detection and treatment, and his own struggles to feel empathy and compassion for others.
The new Pixar film has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds.
Who gets to be brave? Researcher Cynthia Pury argues that courage is very much in the eye of the beholder.
A new study finds that the sleep-deprived brain can mistake friends for foes.
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