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Empathy Fatigue is All Too Real 

Feeling empathy for others’ pain is innately human, but it can be stretched too thin. Here’s why we get numbed to horrific events—and how to preserve our tenderness and our desire to help. Read More

  • Sharon Begley

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Mindfulness Research

How Much Self-Knowledge is Too Much? 

Sharon Begley explores the science of self-insight and the research on how much you should know about yourself before it becomes detrimental to your health. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • May 18, 2020
Science

The Science of the Bystander Effect 

Writer Sharon Begley explores the research on why decent people will watch someone in trouble, possibly even film it, rather than step up to help. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • March 12, 2020
Health

The Benefits of Being Mindful Outdoors 

While most of us are likely to meditate indoors, a review of scientific research indicates that the mental and physical benefits of practicing mindfulness in nature may be considerable. Read More 

  • B Grace Bullock PhD
  • March 5, 2020

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