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Power Posing: Using Your Body to Improve Confidence and Reduce Stress

When we think of our body posture and facial expressions, we typically consider them to just be a display of what we’re feeling on the side. However, the truth is more complicated. Our body language doesn’t just communicate our thoughts and feelings to others, it also communicates our thoughts and feelings to ourselves. One of […]

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7 Simple Principles Behind a Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is an important yet underappreciated part of our lives. Without a good night’s sleep we can often suffer different physical and mental issues, such as fatigue, stress, and distracted thinking. Over time, these can build up and contribute to bigger problems such as depression and anxiety disorders. Getting your sleep right can make a […]

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The Belief in Mind-Body Dualism Can Make Us Act Less Healthy

Throughout many cultures there is a prevailing belief that the mind is separate from the body – this is called “mind-body dualism.” Many people still wish to believe this today, even with increasing research on how our biology and brain is directly connected to our psychology and mental health. Perhaps one major reason people want […]

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The Connection Between Physical and Mental Health

One of the oldest myths in psychology is that our minds are separate from our bodies. Today, however, there is an overwhelming amount of research that shows how our mental health is directly influenced by our brains and biology. A big part of this influence comes from what we inherit from our genes, which we […]

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Sitters and Rovers: Healthy Risk-Taking

Some biologists say that between 15-20% of the animal kingdom are sitters. They are defined as having a passive temperament – “slow-to-warm up” to their surroundings, and “often sitting on the sidelines observing.” The other 80% of animals are rovers. The have a more aggressive temperament, making them more engaged with their environment and motivated […]

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