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Neuroscience Has a Lot To Learn from Buddhism

A scientist and a monk compare notes on meditation, therapy, and their effects on the brain<p>Can training the mind make us more attentive, altruistic, and serene? Can we learn to manage our disturbing emotions in an optimal way? What are the transformations that occur in the brain when we practice …

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21 things you should do on your first day of work

"Most of us remember our first days at every job because of the heightened pressure to impress," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job<i>.</i>" "But you can reduce your anxiety by being as …

3 science-backed ways to get smarter

We'd all love to be just a bit brainier, wouldn't we?<p>And that's precisely what Dan Hurley's new book, "Smarter," is all about.<p>In his exploration of fluid intelligence, he's come upon three tried-and-true ways that anyone can start improving his brain.<p>The brain-training company Lumosity was …

Everyday Routines Make Life Feel More Meaningful

Think about the most meaningful experiences in your life. You will probably recall your wedding, or a trip across Europe, or your first skydive. You …

5 Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone: Backed By Research

Here are the things you can tell just by looking at someone<p>As for personality, you can generally trust your gut when guessing extraversion, …

The 12 Worst Habits for Your Mental Health

Depression is usually brought on by factors beyond our control—the death of a loved one, a job loss, or financial troubles. But the small choices you …

Brains of Introverts Reveal Why They Prefer Being Alone

Human faces may hold more meaning for socially outgoing individuals than for their more introverted counterparts, a new study suggests.<p>The results …