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"The anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic is a good time to be reminded of the only place we can turn to manage the uncertainty and existential storms swirling around us and thereby make better informed decisions; through turning within." —Levi Ben-Schmuel

The report reflects a new worldwide demand for more attention to happiness and absence of misery as criteria for government policy.

A recent Wall Street Journal article points to the growing use of mindfulness instruction in business schools, partly in response to the practice's recent popularity in the corporate world.

If you weren't able to attend the 2012 Wisdom 2.0 conference in Silicon Valley, you still have the opportunity to view all the content via the just-released videos—for free!

On April 19, David DeSteno will give a talk entitled "Character in the Balance: Exploring the Causes and Consequences of Compassion" at Stanford. The lecture is free and open to the public.

A study recently published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry may suggest that caregivers can benefit from yoga meditation programs. 

A recent Scientific American article poses the question: Can gardens, in fact, promote healing? The answer: Yes! Scientists around the world are now digging into the data to find out why.

If you can't attend Being Human 2012 in San Francisco on Saturday, don't fret—you can still take part in the conference via livestream.

Long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification, or "folding" of the cortex, than people who do not meditate, according to a recent UCLA study. The gyrification may allow the brain to process information faster. 

A recent story by MSNBC’s Clara Moskowitz tells us that “Meditation may increase a person’s ability to feel empathy and benevolence for others, according to a study published March 26 in the journal PLoS ONE.”