Sharon Begley

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Calm

Are We Becoming Smart Fools? 

IQ points keep rising with each generation, but the tests are leaving out emotional intelligence, creativity, and wisdom—the very traits we need to solve our most pressing problems. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • December 4, 2017
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Compassion

Belonging Is Believing 

What we humans believe has always been shaped by the group we identify with. In the age of filter bubbles, the habit of looking to our tribe for all the answers may be escalating. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • October 2, 2017
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Anxiety

Smart Phone, Lazy Brain 

We still call them “phones,” but they are seldom used for talking. They have become like a substitute for memory—and other brain functions. Is that good for us in the long run? Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • July 19, 2017
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Anxiety

When Avoidance Rules Your Life 

Though we often equate compulsions and addictions, researchers are now drawing a sharp distinction between these two behaviors—one is about avoiding and the other about seeking. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • March 22, 2017
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Anxiety

Why So Curious? 

Curiosity killed the cat. Or did it? Research suggests it keeps us—and other animals—sharp. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • April 28, 2016
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