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4 Healthy Hobbies To Try During Addiction Recovery

Overcoming addiction may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make the process smoother.

A Chocolate a Day Keeps Cognitive Decline Away

Consuming cocoa flavanols daily was shown to increase attention, verbal fluency, working memory tasks, and cognitive processing.

A Dance for Life

Tango is often thought of as a sultry dance for the young and flexible. New research shows that this passionate form of movement offers mighty benefits for all ages—backbending not…

A Purpose Driven Life Leads to Better Sleep

Cultivating a purpose-driven life by day leads to more peaceful slumber at night.

Another Reason to Stamp Out Bullying

Bullied children go on to have greater risk of substance abuse a few years later.

Being Disconnected: Cellphones And Empathy

Cellphones may cause a lack of empathy.

Better Sleep, Better Marriage

The more you sleep, the more likely you are to be satisfied with your marriage.

Boost Your Memory with Pictures

Want to remember something? Draw it!

Boost Your Optimism for Less Anxiety

A new study links optimism and less anxiety with an area in the brain called the Orbitofrontal cortex.

Can a Spiritual Retreat Change Your Brain Chemistry?

The levels of two powerful neurotransmitters, dopamine and serotonin, are altered. Here’s how.

Can Ballet Teach Wisdom?

A new study suggests that classical ballet might lead to increased wisdom in much the same way as meditation does.

Caretakers Live Longer

Older people who provide moderate levels of care for others live longer.

Couch Potatoes Have Shrinking Brains

A new study suggests that exercise may be important in keeping our brains robust.

Do Feelings Look the Same in Every Human Face?

A new study sparks scientific debate about emotional expression—and raises questions about what we all have in common.

Eating for Peace in the Body

We can all agree that living in peace and cooperation beats living in conflict. It turns out that our microbiome, (that community that lives in our gut), is either existing as a co…

Effortless Meditation

Transcendental Meditation is different from other forms of meditation.

​Exploring Near-Death Experiences

Do all people encounter the end of life in the same way? 

Finally Stop Ruminating

You can't control what you think, but you can control how you respond to what you think.

Go On, Change It All

Multiple, simultaneous life changes are possible.

Hello, Adrenals? It’s Your Brain

You’ve heard of the mind-body connection; here’s how it really works.

How Meditation Enhances the Senses

I’ve tried closing my eyes and reading braille with my fingertips—it’s not easy. I often think what practice it must take to be able to read those tiny bumps and make sense o…

How To Meditate In Space

Why architecture influences mood, emotion, and experience.

How To Slow Parkinson’s Disease

New research suggests simple exercise may provide hope for the one million people who suffer from Parkinson’s Disease (PD).

How You Breathe Changes Memory and Perception

Inhaling makes your memory sharper, as does using your nose instead of your mouth.

How Your Brain Hides Painful Memories

A new study has sheds light on exactly how the brain hides memories.

How Your Brain Processes Anxiety

For every outward symptom you can see from anxiety, there are even more complex processes happening inside your brain.

Injustice in a Group Boosts Willingness to Volunteer

Research from New York University suggests a counter intuitive notion: A  sense of unfairness can actually increase volunteerism. Why? It turns out that when people who strong…

Is Loneliness the New Obesity?

Social isolation is a bigger public health hazard than we thought.

Is Mindfulness Really the Best Way to Reduce Worry?

A new study examines how different practices benefit people who worry a lot

Loneliness Makes Illness Feel Worse

Sniffing, sneezing, coughing. Blech. It’s bad enough suffering through the common cold, but having a cold while also feeling lonely are a particularly bad combination, according to…

Making the Most of Exercise

Thinking about how good exercise is for you before your morning walk can actually make that morning walk better for you.Each of us comes to fitness with our own ideas about it. May…

Making the Most of Exercise

Thinking about how good exercise is for you before your morning walk can actually make that morning walk better for you.Each of us comes to fitness with our own ideas about it. May…

More Patience? Imagine That!

A way to increase patience without relying on sheer willpower.

Move your Body to Save your Brain

If you’ve ever noticed how much better you feel after a brisk walk, you’re aware of the connection between your body and your brain. New research shows that this connection is link…

Music and Meditation May Help Avoid Memory Loss

Listening to simple meditation or music boosted cognitive function, study shows.

Nope, You Can’t Stop Exercising

Blood flow to the brain decreases after just 10 days of less physical activity

Playing An Instrument Might Help You Age Better

Being a longtime musician aids in reaction times.

Religious Children Share Less and Judge More

Study reveals how secularization increases kindness

Sitting and the Aging Brain

We spend much of our day sitting. Whether it’s driving from point a to point b, switching channels with the remote control, or tapping away at our keyboards or phones; our bodies s…

Smelling in Technicolor

A new study provides insight into the captivating phenomenon of a sensory condition called synaesthesia.

Stereotypes Affect Our Predictions

The decisions we make for others can be skewed by how we perceive a group.

Stop the Cycle of Feeling Rejected

New insights into the spiral toward social exclusion. 

Stressed Out? Talk in the 3rd Person

A new study shows how a seemingly strange quirk can actually help control emotions.

Talk Therapy Changes the Brain

Cognitive behavior therapy literally changes connections in the brain.

The 1-Hour Walking Solution

Sixty minutes of moderate exercise can help undo the damage of sitting all day.

The 3 Ways People Manage Emotions

Strategies tend to fall within set groupings. Which one do you use?

The Evolution of Emotion

An interesting new theory behind the way human facial expressions developed.

The Free-Range Brain

Brain imaging studies help us understand different forms of thought patterns.

The Link Between Creativity and Movement

Creativity block? A new study suggests that simply making circular movements improves your creativity.

The Right Way to Stretch

Is it better to hold a stretch, or stretch while moving?

The Science Of Touch

Scientists now know the mechanism behind the sensation of touch.

The Secret Life of Tickling

Which brain structures are at play during a tickle fight? Researchers found out.

The Surprise Health Benefit of Walking

Your brain is boosted by your feet hitting the ground.

The Surprising Payoff of Compassion

Your kind act benefits you more than the recipient.

The Upside of Stress

The stress response is your best ally during difficult moments—a resource to rely on rather than an enemy to vanquish.

The Zen of Dishwashing

A new study suggests that washing dishes can be a form of meditation, promoting a positive state of attention on the emotions and thoughts in the present moment.

To Make a Resolution Stick, Ask Yourself One Question

The game-changing technique in influencing behavior is asking a question.

To Shed Your Extra Cushioning, Shed Your Extra Cushioning

Once only the rich had shoes and chairs and excess fat

Two Steps to Battle Depression

One of the marks of depression is rumination, or constantly going over the bad things that have happened in your life, with an obsessive belief that all is lost, and that it’s prob…

Want to Be Close to Someone? Ask These 36 Questions

Can you create a sense of closeness or intimacy with a complete stranger? Psychology research says, yes, you can.

Want to Feel Happier? Value Your Time

Work less and be happier.

We’re Hardwired For Laziness—And How to Make that Work for You

Our brains will trick us into seeing the easy way out.

What Maya Healers Can Teach Us About Cancer

New research shows how Maya healers perceive cancer beyond the physical body.

What We Still Don’t Know about Mindfulness Meditation

Despite the hype, researchers are still exploring the benefits of meditation and how much practice we need to achieve them.

What’s An Emotional Hangover?

Feelings can linger long after an experience and can affect how we remember it.

When Is It Kind to Make Someone Feel Bad?

Sometimes, the nicest thing we can do for someone is to make them feel bad.

Which Rest is Best?

A new study suggests cognitive fatigue can be relieved by playing “casual video games.”

Why First Impressions Count

Research shows how first impressions can color later interactions.

Why Gardening Helps As You Age

Mental and physical benefits of tending to plants

Why Pain Feels Good

Sometimes it’s better to feel pain than nothing at all

Why You Really Should Protect Your Sleep

And what to do about it if you can’t

Worry—It Does a Body Good

A psychology professor argues that worrying is actually good for the mind and body.

Your Brain on God

Religious experiences activate certain parts of the brain, scans show.

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