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If you feel stressed today why not try these 6 mindfulness exercises

If you feel stressed today why not try these 6 mindfulness exercises | Human Connection: Compassion, Altruism, Empathy | Scoop.it

If you feel stressed today why not try these 6 mindfulness exercises...

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What We Google When We Google Love

What We Google When We Google Love | Human Connection: Compassion, Altruism, Empathy | Scoop.it
Internet searches for positive emotions and behaviors are increasing; searches for negative emotions are staying flat. We don't know why, but we know people are searching for what's good in humanity.
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Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain, UCLA researchers say / UCLA Newsroom

Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain, UCLA researchers say / UCLA Newsroom | Human Connection: Compassion, Altruism, Empathy | Scoop.it

"The insula has been suggested to function as a hub for autonomic, affective and cognitive integration,” said Luders. “Meditators are known to be masters in introspection and awareness as well as emotional control and self-regulation, so the findings make sense that the longer someone has meditated, the higher the degree of folding in the insula.”

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Spotting The Next Facebook: Why Emotions Are Big Business via @nireyal

Spotting The Next Facebook: Why Emotions Are Big Business via @nireyal | Human Connection: Compassion, Altruism, Empathy | Scoop.it

"But below the surface is the need for emotional gratification. Though we can all shift our emotional states ourselves, it’s not easy. Instead of going through the hard work of consciously changing the way we feel, we use ready-made solutions to do it for us."

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Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line

Spend 2012 on the Right Side of the Haimish Line | Human Connection: Compassion, Altruism, Empathy | Scoop.it

"The more I reflected on what makes my truly happy the more I realized that I was happiest on the right side of the Haimish line even when it’s sometimes easier to sneak back over the the reclusive luxury side."

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Stanford studies monks' meditation, compassion

Stanford studies monks' meditation, compassion | Human Connection: Compassion, Altruism, Empathy | Scoop.it
Stanford neuroeconomist Brian Knutson is an expert in the pleasure center of the brain that works in tandem with our financial decisions - the biology behind why we bypass the kitchen coffeemaker to buy the $4 Starbucks coffee every day.
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What Makes online Content Viral? EMOTION

STUDY 1: A FIELD STUDY OF EMOTIONS AND
VIRALITY STUDY 2: HOW HIGH-AROUSAL EMOTIONS AFFECT
TRANSMISSION STUDY 3: HOW DEACTIVATING EMOTIONS AFFECT
TRANSMISSION
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How You Feel What Another Body Feels: Scientific American

How You Feel What Another Body Feels: Scientific American | Human Connection: Compassion, Altruism, Empathy | Scoop.it
Empathy's surprising roots in the sense of touch...
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"RADICAL OPENNESS" - for TEDGlobal 2012 by @Jason_Silva

RADICAL OPENNESS - An anthem on the power of IDEAS created by Jason Silva at Therapy Studios.
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The benefits of meditation - MIT News Office

The benefits of meditation - MIT News Office | Human Connection: Compassion, Altruism, Empathy | Scoop.it
MIT and Harvard neuroscientists explain why the practice helps tune out distractions and relieve pain.
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Study reveals that individuals cooperate according to their emotional state...

So exciting - this is what I have found in my informal research!  

 

When deciding whether to cooperate with others, people do not act thinking of their own reward, as had been previously believed, but rather individuals are more influenced by their own mood at the time..."

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Belong To Where You Are

via How to say the most with the least

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Dissertation Research Awards - Projects with the greatest potential to advance the science and practice of gratitude.

"Gratitude is foundational to well-being and mental health throughout the life span. In the past few years, there has been an accumulation of scientific evidence showing how gratitude contributes to psychological and social well-being. A growing body of research has documented the wide array of psychological, physical, and relational benefits associated with gratitude from childhood to old age."

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