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Some types of fear—like the fear that stops you from running into a busy street—are useful and necessary. But other types of fear are less rational and more likely to hold you
back in life. Fear of public speaking, fear of f

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I made God an offer She couldn’t refuse. I would be grateful for everything in my life, all my experiences - no matter how hard, no matter how painful, no matter what. For as long as I lived. What did I get in return? Something beyond my wildest

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A new study identifies 27 categories of emotion and shows how they blend together in our everyday experience.

Psychology once assumed that most human emotions fall within the universal categories of happiness, sadness, anger, surprise, fear, and disg

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When you see an alternative medicine treatment or herbal supplement claiming widespread benefits, you have good reason to be skeptical. There is one notable exception that may seem even more magical and mystical than any of the others. It costs

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Health is part of every public-school education. But what is health? It’s more than just nutrition and gym class.

As early as 1947, the World Health Organization defined health as a state of mental and social—not just physical—well-being. Today, m

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Two thirds more women are interested in meditation. What are we waiting for?


Yet for many, meditation and mindfulness still seem obscure and hard to connect to. You might have heard of some of the countless benefits of medi

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Positive emotion

This includes feelings of happiness, peace, love, connectedness, hope, and gratitude. The important part is to enjoy yourself in the moment, such as when reading a good book, spending time with family and friends, or eating a bowl

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A physician learns how gratitude can bring more meaning and resilience to his work.

Even at 90 years old and 84 pounds, Ms. Z still had quite a presence. As her doctor, I admired the quiet strength she packed into her tiny frame. I wasn’t surpris

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According to a new study, conditions like ADHD and anxiety may be linked to normal brain functions gone awry.

During downtime, some of us daydream while others might focus on a to-do list, or get stuck in a negative loop. Psychology has traditionally

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Do you marvel at the wonder and beauty of life? Do you feel a positive emotional connection to nature?

If so, you might be prone to awe, that goosebumpy sensation that we get in the presence of something profound: something greater, more powerful,

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According to a new study, a week of gratitude journaling can help to make us more trusting of people we don't know.

Research suggests that Americans have become less trusting over the past few decades. That’s a problem: Trust has numerous benefit

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“Be grateful for what you have.” It’s a mantra everyone has no doubt heard before from everyone from mothers and pastors to Oprah Winfrey. Now, science is offering one more reason to count your blessings each night. 

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John Nezlek, professor of p

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From the moment a frustrated Neanderthal said to herself, “How am I supposed to cut this meat without a knife?” to the day Gutenberg’s boss blurted “I need thirty copies of this document by noon,” our species has been creating tools that transform

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A Conversation with Douglas Christie and Andrew Zolli,   By Andrew Zolli
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In the past two centuries, human health and wealth have advanced as never before. While inequalities still bedevil us, on the whole, the current generation of hum

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Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno says looking at the night sky together helps people overcome differences.

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Brother Guy Consolmagno has been looking up at the stars for more than half a century, but

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Often times the people, words and acts commonly associated with "organized religion" and "religious people" are not always the best advertisements for the faith. One of the main problems associated with organized religion is the tendency toward wha

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