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How to Find Meaning in Life By Serving Others

Americans are building ‘cultures of meaning’ that bring people together. by Emily Esfahani Smith, Author of THE POWER OF MEANING: Crafting a Life That Matters. Writer about culture, psychology, and relationships; columnist @NewCriterion, editor @HooverInst

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How to Find Time and Feel Less Stressed at Home

From the ping of our devices to the endless items on our to-do lists, we are often pulled in many directions at once. But when you are spread too thin, you not only end up doing less, you likely are not having much fun doing any of it. Thankfully, you don't need to be a full-time yogi or go on a lengthy retreat to reclaim your time and bring a little Zen to your home.

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Practicing Yoga or Meditation Could Change Your Body on a Molecular Level

Photo by Patrick Hendry on Unsplash If you’re not already practicing mind-body interventions like yoga or meditation, here’s some encouragement to get started: a new review of scientific studies published in the journal Frontiers in Immunology found that mind-body interventions may change our bodies’ response to stress on a molecular level, according to an article by Coventry University in Pionic on the findings.

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Here’s How Often You Should Get Up if You Sit All Day at Work

If you’ve visited a health website in the past five or so years, you know that sitting is the new smoking. Now, there’s more data to add to the pile of research showing that excessive sitting is hazardous to your health: a new study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that people who sat for longer uninterrupted periods of time had an increased likelihood of dying over the course of the study. But on a more hopeful note, the study suggested that getting up at least every half hour could help.

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Why the Apps on Your Phone Matter During Disasters

For the past few weeks, natural disasters have been wreaking havoc around the world and across the U.S. On one (very important) hand, climate change and the role humans play in it is likely making disasters like the recent Atlantic hurricanes worse. But humans are also contributing to disaster recovery and response through, believe it or not, social media and apps. Case in point: the walkie-talkie app Zello was downloaded one million times in one day during the hurricanes, according to BBC, and Techspot reports that the app has gained 6 million new users since last Monday.

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Why Brain Scans Are the Next Breakthrough In Treating Depression

Depression is stubbornly hard to treat, and at the moment, there’s little to guide a doctor’s treatment recommendation beyond a patient’s own preferences. But new research published online in the American Journal of Psychiatry suggests an improvement that’s both simple and radically advanced: recommending medication or therapy based on a patient’s brain scans.

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Here's One Key Way to Increase Your Resilience

We all know that being resilient is vital to getting through tough times, but growing your resilience often seems like a challenge in an of itself. In a piece in the Harvard Business Review, Ron Carucci, co-founder and managing partner at the organizational and leadership consulting firm Navalent, argues that getting to know yourself better is a key part of the process.

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