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Articles: Can Mindfulness Help Treat PTSD?By Adam Hoffman | June 13, 2016
According to a new study, adding mindfulness to traditional therapy could be beneficial for soldiers with PTSD.
Articles: What Mindfulness Is MissingBy Kira M. Newman | June 9, 2016
According to neurosurgeon Jim Doty, mindfulness and compassion must go hand in hand.
Articles: The Science of the StoryBy Jeremy Adam Smith | June 8, 2016
We know in our gut when we’re hearing a good story—and research is starting to explain why.
Articles: How to Help Low-Income Students SucceedBy Jill Suttie | June 3, 2016
According to a new book, we tend to blame kids who struggle rather than blaming their environment.
Articles: The Benefits of Feeling AweBy Jeremy Adam Smith | May 30, 2016
We talk with a researcher and a veteran at UC Berkeley to try to understand the impact of awe on well-being.
Karen Bluth shares the highs, lows, and lessons from teaching mindfulness at a low-income high school.
Articles: Living with a Purpose Changes EverythingBy Jill Suttie | May 20, 2016
According to a new book, having a purpose in life is crucial for our health and well-being.
Meditation is helping police officers to de-escalate volatile situations, improve community relations—and improve their own well-being.
According to a new study, "prosocial spending" may be as good for your blood pressure as a healthy diet and exercise.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Tips for increasing focus and awareness and decreasing stress at work.
New research suggests that mindfulness helps college students bounce back from poor performance and self-criticism.
According to a new study, mindfulness may lead to a happier, healthier parenting experience.
Articles: How Do Our Minds Affect Our Health?By Jill Suttie | March 11, 2016
A new book reveals the complex ways that our brains and bodies interact.
Articles: Bromances Can Protect Males Under StressBy Robert Sanders | March 10, 2016
According to a new study, male rats like to cuddle after they get stressed out.
Articles: Three Surprising Ways to Feel Less BusyBy Christine Carter | March 9, 2016
Christine Carter shares her tips for achieving relaxed productivity—and why you can't afford to ignore them.
We are spending more time indoors and online. But recent studies suggest that nature can help our brains and bodies to stay healthy.
Articles: Manage Your Energy, Not Your TimeBy Kira M. Newman | March 1, 2016
The new book “The Happiness Track” explains how to use the science of happiness to preserve your energy and be more productive.
Research reveals how stress can get between you and your partner, and how to stay connected amid the chaos.
Amie Gordon offers five tips to maintain (or reignite) the spark in your relationship.
According to a new study, mindfulness may be the key to motivation.
Jason Silva, creator of “Shots of Awe” and host of “Brain Games,” discusses his attempts to hack emotions and evoke awe on demand.
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