Two new books suggest that we can improve communication and care in medicine with more mindfulness and presence.
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According to a new paper, the health care industry could serve patients better by paying more attention to psychology.
Research is discovering all the different ways that nature benefits our well-being, health, and relationships.
A new study suggests that compassion training may buffer against the detrimental effects of high-stress medical training, particularly for those prone to depression.
Articles: How to Fight Stress with EmpathyBy Arthur P. Ciaramicoli | January 11, 2017
Psychologist Arthur Ciaramicoli argues that empathic listening may be the key to reducing stress in our lives.
Our team names the most provocative and influential findings published during this past year.
A wave of studies in 2016 suggest that masculine ideals can hurt men's physical and mental health. But they also hint at a healthier aspiration for men.
A new book examines the common psychological barriers to change—and how to overcome them.
All the cool kids aren’t doing it, says a new study. In fact, teens underestimate good behavior among their classmates.
Articles: Does Neurodiversity Have a Future?By Jenara Nerenberg | November 21, 2016
We talk with Steve Silberman about the impact of the presidential election on disability research, education, and advocacy.
Articles: How to Journal Through Your StrugglesBy Kira M. Newman | November 17, 2016
Stuck in negativity? Writing down your feelings can be a healthy way to cope, a new book explains.
Ellen Rand shares the lessons she’s learned about preparing for the death of a loved one.
Articles: How to Teach Happiness at SchoolBy Ilona Boniwell | October 6, 2016
We can teach students crucial skills of well-being without overhauling the curriculum, Ilona Boniwell explains.
According to a new study, there are more heart-disease-related deaths in overtly racist communities.
New research is starting to suggest that mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.
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, mindfulness may be the key to motivation.
Articles: How You Argue Could Make You SickBy Yasmin Anwar | June 27, 2016
According to a recent study, different behaviors during romantic conflict are linked to heart problems and back pain.
Articles: What Mindfulness Is MissingBy Kira M. Newman | June 9, 2016
According to neurosurgeon Jim Doty, mindfulness and compassion must go hand in hand.
Christine Carter knows meditation is good for her—but she still avoids it. Here’s how she’s trying to change.
The instructor of the world’s most popular MOOC explores how to change your life through the power of learning—and why you have more potential than you think.
A new study suggests more empathic police officers are less likely to become discouraged and demoralized.
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