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Are You an Overthinker? You’ve Been Poisoned

Feeling anxious, upset, or sad? Natural. Feeling reflective? Productive. Going over a failure or conflict again and again to see how it could have gone better. Ranting and raving about the wrongs that have been done to you. Trying to figure out why life isn’t living up to your expectations. Constantly reflecting on your sadness. […]

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Do Pets Bring Happiness?

If you want more happiness, get a pet. In the 80s and 90s, research came out suggesting many benefits from pet ownership. From reduced risk of asthma, allergies, and cardiovascular disease to increased mood and wellbeing. Some doctors started recommending pet ownership to their patients. I thought the decision was a no-brainer. It seems fun […]

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The 4 Things You Need to Know About Meditation

Meditation is HARD. Keeping still and staying focused is so unnatural that most who give meditation a try don’t keep it up. So it’s important to know: Does it work? Better than other techniques? How quickly? Is one type better than another?   If we meditate for 50 hours but see only small benefits, well… […]

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The 6 Simplifications of Positive Psychology – The Hot Mess of Measuring Happiness

An assumption underlying the science of positive psychology is that happiness can be measured. Gratitude journals increase well-being… Money does little for happiness… Positivity can prevent divorce… Yelp is more trustworthy than your brain… Buying many small items is better than buying a few large things… Prove that assumption false, and hundreds of research findings […]

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