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The Science of Wanting: How We Unhook from Dopamine
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The Science of Wanting: How We Unhook from Dopamine 

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the brain that helps motivate us to fulfill our basic needs, but in our modern age of plenty, it can also lead to overindulgence and addiction. So how can we find balance and contentment in an age of instant gratification? Read More

  • Katherine Ellison

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The Science of Mindfulness
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The Science of Mindfulness 

The ultimate guide to the research on the effects of mindfulness and meditation for our health, psyche, and overall quality of life. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • August 31, 2022
Can We Have Compassionate Tech?
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Can We Have Compassionate Tech? 

Aden Van Noppen, founder of compassionate tech company Mobius, answers our questions about how technology hijacks attention and how we can foster a healthier relationship with our screens. Read More 

  • Ava Whitney-Coulter
  • August 16, 2022
Why we believe in luck—Photo of a White man with brown hair crossing his fingers, smiling, and closing his eyes in front of a yellow studio background.
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Why We Believe in Luck 

Our notions of chance, fate, or fortune really can shape what happens to us—just not in the way we might think. Here’s how our practice reveals a wiser way of “getting lucky.” Read More 

  • Misty Pratt
  • August 4, 2022
Why Our Brains are Designed to Forget—Illustration of a white face with the back of it going through a shredder with a dark blue background with three yellow stars.
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Why Our Brains Are Designed to Forget 

While many of us yearn to sharpen our memory, the science of sleep shows that, in fact, our brains are designed to forget—a process that unlocks the mind’s capacity to dream and think in creative ways. Read More 

  • Scott A. Small
  • July 28, 2022

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