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Video: What Can You do to Get Through a Crap Week?

Ever have one of those days or weeks that absolutely sucks?  I think we all have had them at one time or another.  In this whiteboard animation video, Dr. Mike Evans does a great job with giving some advice as

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Video: Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through

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Does Your Personality Predict Your Happiness?

Extraverts are happier, and so are the emotionally stable, personality researchers tell us. It also pays to be more open to new experiences, more agreeable, and more conscientious. What does that mean for the rest of us—the introverts, the neurotics,

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Manage Stress by Listening to Your Body

Stress—it’s not all in your head. The body acts as an early warning system, and people who pick up on its signals are more resilient. A new study in the journal Biological Psychology suggests that people with better body awareness tend

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Calvin & Hobbes on Mindfulness and Happiness

The comic strip Calvin and Hobbes has been one of my all time favourites since I was a teen. The author and illustrator, Bill Watterson, really had a way with images and words. One of the strips I’ve enjoyed looking

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Meet Your Second Brain: The Gut

Most of us can relate to the experience of having butterflies in our stomach, or to a visceral gut-wrenching feeling, and how often are we told not to ignore our “gut-instinct” or “gut-feeling” when making a decision. Even from our

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Video: What is Mindfulness?

In 1979, Jon Kabat-Zinn recruited chronically ill patients not responding well to traditional treatments to participate in his newly formed eight-week stress-reduction program, which we now call Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Since then, substantial research has mounted demonstrating how mindfulness-based

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Three Good Things. That’s It?

I continue to get emails about my article called, ‘How To Teach Your Kids About The Brain’ from people all over the world, commenting on my ideas and sharing theirs.  Many adults tell me that they didn’t realize their brains

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Video: Three Simple Remedies For a Stressed Out Mind

Most people I meet would like to be calmer and more focused on what matters in the moments of their lives. But the more stressed we are, the less open we are to creative ideas and the more prone we

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Three Simple Remedies For a Stressed Out Mind

Most people I meet would like to be calmer and more focused on what matters in the moments of their lives. But the more stressed we are, the less open we are to creative ideas and the more prone we are

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TED Video: Why Some People Find Exercise Harder Than Others

Why do some people struggle more than others to keep off the pounds? Social psychologist Emily Balcetis shows research that addresses one of the many factors: Vision. In an informative talk, she shows how when it comes to fitness, some

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