the SCIENCE

Each week brings more research on how mindfulness works and have effective it is. Neuroscientists are discovering how it affects the brain, medical researchers are analyzing its health benefits, and social scientists are showing how it can change our lives and our society.

Scientific American declared: the practice is overrated because the science is scant. Here's why that doesn't add up. 

Think you're destined to respond the same way emotionally to the same old triggers? Not necessarily so, says Sharon Begley. With a little mind training, you can chart new pathways. 

Just glimpsing a wad of cash can make us anxious, selfish, paranoid, and even a little crazy, Sharon Begley writes.

When are we happiest? When we stay in the moment, says researcher Matt Killingsworth.

Richie Davidson's research is proving how well-being can actually change the brain.