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June 13, 2013

 

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Compassion Might Be Learnable, Study Finds

Study finds people are nicer after engaging in a Buddhist visualization exercise.

November 28, 2012

 

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What Does Loneliness Do To Older Adults?

It's no surprise that being lonely can lead to depression and other health problems. But what else do researchers know?

January 13, 2012

 

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Do Magic Mushrooms Make People Nicer?

I've heard that psilocybin, which is the hallucinogenic ingredient in psychedelic mushrooms, can alter people's personalities and make them nicer. Is that true?

July 26, 2011

 

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Samatha Meditation Could Reduce Pain

Scientists have found that mindfulness meditation, known as "Samatha Meditation," could be reducing the pain that people experience.

July 23, 2010

 

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Putting The Focus On Meditation

Do you have trouble focusing? Make some time for meditation!

January 23, 2009

 

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The Neuroscience of Zen Medicine

Zen masters are famous for being able to clear their minds and enter a state of sort of zoned-in wakefulness.

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