Science

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Focus

Why Uncertainty Is Good for Us 

Most of us want to avoid uncertainty, but the latest scientific research is showing that uncertainty may be essential for our overall well-being. Here’s how mindfulness can help us unlock its beneficial potential. Read More

  • Siri Myhrom

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Health

How Self-Compassion Can Improve Teen Mental Health 

Research has demonstrated that cultivating self-compassion—learning how to be kind and supportive to oneself—can act as a shield for teenagers against the negative impacts of social media, trauma, depression, and various other challenges. While self-compassion is not a magical solution, it can help alleviate some of the difficulties that adolescents encounter on a daily basis. Read More 

  • Dr. Karen Bluth
  • June 15, 2023
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Calm

The Science of Wonder 

Experiencing everyday wonder can help us see that we’re part of something bigger. Science shows that this exquisite emotion can quiet our inner critic, reduce stress, loneliness, and physical distress, and bring a sense of expanded time, perspective, and connection. Read More 

  • Dacher Keltner
  • February 16, 2023
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Anxiety

4 Science-Backed Tips for Sticking to Your Meditation Practice 

When it comes to building the habit of meditation, questions about how much to practice (and how to stick with it over time) may leave you shrugging your shoulders instead of relaxing them. Here are four strategies to help you build a practice that works for you. Read More 

  • Carly Hunt
  • January 31, 2023
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