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How Shifting the Body Can Change the Mind

At the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, we have been working for the last year to find ways to help our veterans returning from ...
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Regulation of Emotions Through Body and Mind

Can physical practices such as yoga and breathing exercises really influence the state of our mind? Is there a “wisdom” in the body?
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Feeling Lonely? These Three Ideas Can Help

We live in a time of overpopulation on the one hand and extreme loneliness on the other. We crowd into urban areas but still feel alone. Or we buy large homes and then wish ...
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Why You're More Emotionally Intelligent on the Phone: We Read Voices Better Than Faces

In workplaces and families across the world, communication has gone online. We send endless emails; we video chat rather than travel across town to meet. Actually sitting down ...
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The Best Kept Secrets to Exceptional Productivity

Our culture has become one of compulsive overworking. Although this habit "get things done" – the tendency to push themselves further and harder often, over time, comes at a ...
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Why Positive Workplaces are More Productive

Too many companies bet on having a cut-throat, high-pressure, take-no-prisoners culture to drive their financial success. But a large and growing body of research on positive ...
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The Unexpected Benefits of Compassion for Business

Managers often mistakenly think that putting pressure on employees will increase performance. What it does increase is stress—and research has shown that high levels ...
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The Brain's Ability to Look Within: A Secret to Well-Being

The Two Paths of Attention: Outward & Inward What’s the difference between noticing the rapid beat of a popular song on the radio and noticing the rapid rate of your heart when ...
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