There's a dark side to mindfulness meditation

Mindfulness meditation works wonders for people with internalizing disorders, such as anxiety and depression. But what about people with externalizing disorders?

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Joining a Fraternity May Hurt GPA but Can Boost Future Income by 36%, Says Study

A study reveals the unexpected financial benefits of joining a fraternity.

Cast of the film “Animal House”. 1978. Credit: Universal Pictures.

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How reading rewires your brain for greater intelligence and empathy

Get lost in a good book. Time and again, reading has been shown to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic.

Fitness headlines promise staggering physical results: a firmer butt, ripped abs, bulging biceps. Nutritional breakthroughs are similar clickbait, with attention-grabbing, if often inauthentic—what, really, is a “superfood?"—means of achieving better health. Strangely, one topic usually escaping discussion has been shown, time and again, to make us healthier, smarter, and more empathic animals: reading.

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5 Ways Playing Chess Can Boost Your Mind and Your Life

The benefits of actively playing chess are supported by numerous studies. 

Want to transform your brain and make better decisions? Learn chess, a game synonymous with intelligence and brain power. It's been proven by numerous studies to help a variety of mind skills and has been growing in popularity around the world. 

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