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A Compassion Workout To Train Your EmpathyA Compassion Workout To Train Your Empathy

With this much pain and suffering on the planet, it's easy to feel "empathic burnout" and the knee-jerk response to look away when we see pictures that are distressing--like refugees fleeing life-threatening aggressors or immigrant children being separated from their parents. However if a picture is worth a million words, this painful photo encapsulates the importance of a new study,"Visual Attention to Suffering After Compassion Training Is Associated With Decreased Amygdala Responses,

Jun 20


  • Brain Scan Study Suggests Mental Math Exercises Could Boost Emotional Health

    Engaging a specific part of the brain during mental math exercises is connected with better emotional health, according to a new brain-scanning study published by Duke researchers in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.The research takes a preliminary step toward informing new brain training strategies to stave off depression and anxiety. Although the relationship between math and emotion needs further study, the new findings may also lead to new tests gauging the effectiveness of

    Oct 22

    Brain Scan Study Suggests Mental Math Exercises Could Boost Emotional Health
  • Research suggests being lazy is a sign of high intelligence

    New research seems to prove the theory that brainy people spend more time lazing around than their active counterparts. Findings from a US-based study seem to support the idea that people with a high IQ get bored less easily, leading them to spend more time engaged in thought. And active people may be more physical as they need to stimulate their minds with external activities, either to escape their thoughts or because they get bored quickly.Researchers from the Florida Gulf Coast University

    Sep 17

    Research suggests being lazy is a sign of high intelligence
  • Ever Wondered Why We Wake Up Stiff in the Morning? It’s All Because Our Natural Painkiller Hasn’t Yet Kicked In

    If you often wake up in the morning feeling achy and stiff, you’ll be glad to hear you’re not alone.But why do these pains feel worse in the morning, when we’re supposed to be at our freshest?Turns out it’s all to do with our body’s ‘natural painkiller’.Scientists have discovered the reason our limbs can feel inflexible and tender when we wake up is down to our body’s biological clock suppressing anti-inflammatory proteins while we’re asleep.When we get up and start moving around, the effects

    Sep 4

    Ever Wondered Why We Wake Up Stiff in the Morning? It’s All Because Our Natural Painkiller Hasn’t Yet Kicked In
  • Natural Treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    What is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome? Related Terms: Chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome, CFIDS, CFS, Myalgic encephalomyelitisChronic fatigue syndrome is a complex illness affecting the brain and multiple body systems. It is defined by incapacitating fatigue that is not relieved by rest, and at least four of the following symptoms for at least six months:impaired short-term memory of concentration which significantly affects normal activitiessore throattender lymph nodes in the neck

    Jun 11

    Natural Treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Recalling Dreams

    Some people easily recall dreams, while others don't, or just remember their last experience "dream" as their consciousness returns to their physical body. Lucid dreamers are aware that they are dreaming and interact to that end within their dreams.When one falls asleep here - their conscious awareness - to some degree - leaves their physical body. It is all part of the concept that reality is a consciousness grid simulation in which we interact within many grids simultaneouly. Some dreams take

    May 11

    Recalling Dreams
  • Science and Spirituality: An Inextricable Link

    The world today is going through a phenomenal metamorphosis that is affecting all. Be it climate change or economic downturns, political shifts or the rising discontent in certain parts of the world, everyone is affected. We need to come together as one human race rather than drifting apart. We should leverage any and all kinds of knowledge and wisdom to augment the quality of our lives. I find myself straddling two worlds all the time – science and spirituality, east and west, masculinity and

    Mar 5

    Science and Spirituality: An Inextricable Link
  • Indigenous Australians Most Ancient Civilisation on Earth, DNA Study Confirms

    Claims that Indigenous Australians are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed by the first extensive study of their DNA, which dates their origins to more than 50,000 years ago.Scientists were able to trace the remarkable journey made by intrepid ancient humans by sifting through clues left in the DNA of modern populations in Australia and Papua New Guinea. The analysis shows that their ancestors were probably the first humans to cross an ocean, and reveals evidence

    Sep 27

    Indigenous Australians Most Ancient Civilisation on Earth, DNA Study Confirms