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Free will and embodied cognition: Full bladder and hunger make people doubt command of destiny.

How much control do you have over how much control you think you have? The researchers Michael R. Ent and Roy F. Baumeister have been studying what …

To Motivate Employees, Help Them Do Their Jobs Better

Forward-thinking companies pay a great deal of attention to employee engagement. But should they?<p>Over the past decades, scientific research has provided compelling evidence for the idea that engaged employees perform better, are less likely to leave or burn out, and more likely to display …

What If Meditation Isn’t Good for You?

The scholars and teachers responsible for the ‘mindfulness revolution’ gather for a landmark conference—and disagree about everything.<p>Mindfulness’s …

Introduction - Meditation Programs for Psychological Stress and Well-Being

Definition of Meditation<p>The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine defines meditation as a mind-body method. This category …

Free books: 100 legal sites to download literature

<b>The Classics</b><p>Browse works by Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad and other famous authors here.<p><b>Classic Bookshelf</b>: This site has put classic novels online, from …

Intercollegiate Review

Do you aspire to live the good life? Keep these reflections of Marcus Aurelius close to heart.<p>Steven Spielberg's latest blockbuster, <i>Ready Player One</i>, …

When Philosophy Becomes Therapy

Alain de Botton's self-help books for those who style themselves as intellectuals are making their way to the United States.<p>Philosophy has earned a reputation as a complicated, inaccessible, and irrelevant pursuit, consigned mostly to old white men in wood-paneled offices. It’s vaguely associated …