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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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Be Specific About Your Goals

The way you describe your goals to yourself is going to make a big difference in how successful you are when pursuing those goals. One recent study published in PLOS One found that depressed individuals describe their goals in more general and abstract terms, which may contribute to their lack of motivation and goal attainment. […]

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How to Savor the Moment: Scientific Ways to Increase Pleasure in Your Life

Finding pleasure in life plays a very important role in our happiness. For some this may seem obvious. Of course happiness is about “feeling good” and experiencing positive and pleasurable experiences. The more pleasure, the better. How can that not be the case? For others this may seem despicable. Seeking pleasure is indulgent and selfish. […]

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The Ripple Effect of Kindness

The world can seem like a really cruel place sometimes. And as individuals we often want to make a positive difference in anyway we can. But we also get discouraged easily. We see war, violence, poverty, rape, starvation, abuse, and disease at every turn, and we feel like there’s little we can do to try […]

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The Science of Honesty: Lying Less Improves Health and Relationships

Lying less may be associated with significant benefits to both our physical and mental health, according to a recent study presented at the American Psychological Association’s 120th Annual Conference. During the conference, researchers from the University of Notre Dame presented an “honesty experiment” which measured whether or not telling lies could have adverse effects on […]

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