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The Brain

How Your Brain Falls for the Wrong Ideas 

Our own cognitive biases, combined with a fast-paced chaotic environment, wear down our ability to discern false narratives from facts. Amishi Jha explains the science on how to shift away from divisiveness and boost your brain’s resilience. Read More

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How to Make Gratitude a Daily Habit 

It’s easy to focus on what we want rather than what we have. But when we shift our awareness to the present moment, we begin finding moments of gratitude in everyday life. Read More 

  • Eric Langshur and Nate Klemp
  • May 17, 2021
Science

Your Brain Predicts (Almost) Everything You Do 

Cutting-edge neuroscience shows that your brain isn’t built for thinking—it’s made to predict your reality, and you have more power over that perception than you might think. Read More 

  • Lisa Feldman Barrett
  • April 29, 2021
COVID Resources

Good News: Your Brain Will Adapt to Post-COVID Life 

We may be headed for reverse culture shock when we re-enter society. But just as our brains worked to adjust to our current state of life, they must go through the same process to adjust to post-COVID reality. Read More 

  • Laura Fitch
  • April 15, 2021
Relationships

The Wisdom of Loving Your Enemy 

We tend to hold on to beliefs, stories, and biases against others that end up hurting us, too. Here’s how we can loosen our grip. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • April 7, 2021
Relationships

This Is Your Brain on Lies 

Whether it’s lying about being sick or being stuck in traffic, telling a white lie may seem to make our lives a lot more convenient. But research shows when we shrug off white lies, we feel more comfortable telling bigger lies and hurting the people we care about. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • January 14, 2021

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