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Steven Pinker: The surprising decline in violence | Talk Video | TED.com

July 20, 2014

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If you’re upset by all of the horror going on in the world recently then watch this. It offers valuable perspective about how we’re living in the most peaceful time in human history despite it seeming the very opposite. Steven Pinker, psycholinguistics professor at MIT, goes into the cold hard facts and a little informed […]

A Short Easy Breathing Exercise to Relieve Stress

March 13, 2014

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LA Times – Stress matters to brains white matter

February 18, 2014

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Stress can damage the brain. The hormones it releases can change the way nerves fire, and send circuits into a dangerous feedback loop, leaving us vulnerable to anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. But how stress accomplishes its sinister work on a cellular level has remained mysterious. Neuroscientists at a UC Berkeley lab have uncovered […]

Michael Bay’s stagefright has done us all a favour| theguardian.com

January 8, 2014

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The gags were inevitable. Within minutes of Transformers director Michael Bay\’s panicked exit from a presentation at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas – apparently overcome with stagefright after the autocue broke down – Twitter was sniggering that at last he had done what thousands of others had wanted to do before him: he\’d […]

Crash Course in Body Language

December 18, 2013

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Relationship Help: Advice for Building Relationships that are Healthy, Happy and Satisfying

December 12, 2013

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A strong, healthy relationship can be one of the best supports in your life. Good relationships improve all aspects of your life, strengthening your health, your mind, and your connections with others. However, if the relationship isn\’t working, it can also be a tremendous drain. Relationships are an investment. The more you put in, the […]

How Facebook Makes Us Unhappy : The New Yorker

December 12, 2013

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A 2010 study from Carnegie Mellon found that, when people engaged in direct interaction with others—that is, posting on walls, messaging, or “liking” something—their feelings of bonding and general social capital increased, while their sense of loneliness decreased. But when participants simply consumed a lot of content passively, Facebook had the opposite effect, lowering their feelings of […]