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How altruistic kindness stimulates the reward system in your brain

Kindness can act like a shield, in the form of an aura, against bitterness and ill will. Psychologists confirmed this aura as a type of “glow” which is best preserved by acts that are altruistic in their nature. In fact, simply being kind with no intent of personal gain not only activates the brain’s reward areas but also activates other brain regions as well. Have a look here to see what scientists say is the major difference between altruistic kindness and strategic kindness.

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  • Inc.
  • Date:11/16/2018

Forget about antidepressants—these natural alternatives do the job much better

As the winter blues approach, most people are trying to cope with seasonal depression by turning to antidepressants. The problem with this type of medication is that it helps very little in the long term and puts patients at risk of numerous side effects such as weight gain and erectile dysfunction. Luckily, there are various natural alternatives that have been proven to be therapeutically effective.

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  • The Conversation
  • Date:11/15/2018

You’re bound to change in life. This is how to make that change positive

Over time, the distinctive characteristics that define you as an individual are subject to change. Whether you would like to become less neurotic or more outgoing, researchers have pinpointed ways that work to make that change happen. Have a look here to see what action you can take to make a shift in your life.

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  • Inc.
  • Date:11/14/2018

How to turn fear into a motivator in your life

The feeling of fear is a natural part of the human experience. Instead of trying to avoid fear throughout life, what you should do is take on your fears and turn them into a source of motivation. By following these five steps, you can start using fear as a motivator in your life.

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  • The Chopra Center
  • Date:11/13/2018

A simple guide for eating less meat

Giving up meat can be a real challenge but the benefits of following a meat-free diet are enormous for both your health and the environment. If you can’t wrap your head around the idea of ditching meat completely, simply eating less of it is still a good place to start. Here are five simple ways to help you do it.

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  • Quartz
  • Date:11/12/2018

Working out may not be the best way to live a long and healthy life

The key to a long, healthy life isn’t necessarily exercise. Rather, it’s the environment you live in. According to researchers, living in an environment that constantly nudge you to move without you even thinking about it is one of the most impactful ways to increase your life span. Such environments encourage things like gardening or walking to your local grocery store. If your environment doesn’t push you to move around a lot, here are some easy ways to add more movement into your lifestyle.

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  • Quartz
  • Date:11/09/2018

Storytelling is the most powerful tool you have

More often than not, the typical workplace presentation fails to capture the imagination. Even if the idea is a good one, getting people to go from nodding their heads to creating real change is a rarity. That’s because such presentations deliver a chronological series of events that do nothing to make you believe or to inspire change. To capture the attention and inspire colleagues, what you really need to do is tell a story. Find out how telling stories can help your team move from meetings to action.

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  • Quartz
  • Date:11/08/2018

This guide will help you do your part in saving the planet from climate change

The entire responsibility of avoiding a catastrophic climate change lies in our hands. The recent UN climate report has warned us that if we don’t limit global warming to 1.5°C by making considerable changes in the way we eat, live, and travel, then dire consequences await us. This 10-step guide will show you how you can do your part in this urgent mission to save the planet.

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  • BBC
  • Date:11/07/2018

How to be a more patient person

My jaw clenches when Hulu videos buffer. I huff and puff when stuck in a sluggish line at a coffee shop.

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  • Date:11/07/2018

About to take a long flight? A little meditation will help keep you relaxed

Non-stop flights lasting more than 15 hours are becoming more and more common these days. No matter how travel-savvy you are, the idea of existing within the confines of a single chair for that many hours is enough to make you crazy. To help yourself stay sane the next time you take a long flight, trying this meditation practice.

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  • Travel and Leisure
  • Date:11/06/2018
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