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4 Ways to Stay Intensely Focused in the Age of Distraction

As children, we were one with each moment—crying one moment, laughing the next— always intensely present and going along with the flow of being. As a result, we had an ...
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The Ridiculously Easy Way to Become an Innovative Thinker

From Vincent Van Gogh on through Kanye West, the figure of the broody, tortured artist looms large in the popular imagination. But research suggests that the key to creativity ...
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An Incredible Alternative to Mindfulness

We keep seeing more studies demonstrating how mindfulness meditation can change the brain, make us feel better, and generally improve our lives. That’s great. But what if it ...
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5 Science-Backed Reasons to Let Your Hair Down and Play

Submerged in the responsibilities of life, the seriousness of world affairs, and an ever-growing to-do list, we often forget to PLAY. Animals, on the other hand, continue to ...
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3 Science Backed Reasons to Take That Vacation

Americans generally believe that they need to “deserve” their vacations—that they should work hard, even push themselves, before they actually take a break.
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Happiness Leads to Success, Not the Other Way Around

We're working harder and longer hours than ever before with the belief that it's the necessary route to happiness. But hundreds of neuroscience and psychology studies suggest ...
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Connect to Thrive: Social Connection Improves Health, Well-Being, and Longevitiy

We all know the basics of health 101: eat your veggies, go to the gym and get proper rest. But how many of us know that social connection is as important? Social connection ...
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The Secret to Keeping Your Cool When You're Really Mad

We all know the situation: something happened that made us upset, we go over it in our mind, we blow our top, we say things we don't mean, we exhaust ourselves and, ultimately, ...
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