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Positive psychology is a relatively new branch of psychology, focused on what makes humans happier, more productive, resilient and feeling more fulfilled in life.
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3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Over-working leads to burnout, here's a better way to get things done.
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The Neuroscience of Changing Your Mind

The Neuroscience of Changing Your Mind | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
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Why Lynda Barry Thinks Everyone Is Innately Creative—Even You

Why Lynda Barry Thinks Everyone Is Innately Creative—Even You | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Acclaimed author, artist, and teacher Lynda Barry thinks creativity is as an innate biological function.
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6 scientific methods for building resilience

6 scientific methods for building resilience | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Learn specific activities for building resilience in the workplace and in your life. Practical techniques fully backed by science, to help you build personal resilience.
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Seven-year follow-up shows lasting cognitive gains from meditation

Seven-year follow-up shows lasting cognitive gains from meditation | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Gains in the ability to sustain attention developed through intensive meditation training are maintained up to seven years later, according to a new study.
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Be more patient? Imagine that: Neuroscientists find links between patience, imagination in the brain

Be more patient? Imagine that: Neuroscientists find links between patience, imagination in the brain | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
By using functional MRI (fMRI) to look inside the brain, neuroscientists found that imagination is a pathway toward patience. Imagining an outcome before acting upon an impulse may help increase patience without relying on increased willpower.
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The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us Healthier

The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us Healthier | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Our world is pretty messed up. With all the violence, pollution and crazy things people do, it would be easy to turn into a grouchy old man withou
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Why Sleep Is Your Brain’s Best Friend

Why Sleep Is Your Brain’s Best Friend | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Jarrod Spencer, Mind of the Athlete, Bethlehem, Susan Bianchi
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Two Primary Ways to Drive Brain Neuroplasticity

Two Primary Ways to Drive Brain Neuroplasticity | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Every second of every day you are changing your brain. There are two primary ways to harness neuroplasticity and put it to work for you.
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Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers | Science | The Guardian

Humans produce new brain cells throughout their lives, say researchers | Science | The Guardian | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Findings could help hunt for treatment for degenerative conditions such as Alzheimers, and psychiatric problems
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A Little Green Goes a Long Way: How Plants Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Productive – Effectiviology

A Little Green Goes a Long Way: How Plants Can Make You Happier, Healthier, and More Productive – Effectiviology | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Studies show that keeping plants in your workspace or even within view of your workspace can improve your physical health, contribute to your emotional well-being, and boost your productivity. In the following article, you will learn more about these benefits and about which plants work best, so that you can take advantage of this effect in the best way possible.
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How to Increase Happiness with These Neuroscience Rituals

How to Increase Happiness with These Neuroscience Rituals | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
How to increase happiness can be such a tough question to answer, but these neuroscience rituals may be worth a shot since they find an increase in happiness.
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What Marketers Can Learn from the Neuroscience of Creative Thinking

What Marketers Can Learn from the Neuroscience of Creative Thinking | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Why are some people better at creative thinking than others? And what can science teach us about improving our brain's own power for creativity?
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The science of false memories

The science of false memories | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Sometimes we remember things differently to how they actually happened.
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Feeling Like A Fraud? Secret's Out: You're Not

Feeling Like A Fraud? Secret's Out: You're Not | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it

Ever feel like the great things you’ve accomplished in work and school aren’t due to your own talent and competence? Feel like you don’t deserve the praise or raises in salary and title you receive? You’re not alone.

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What happens in the brain during a 'eureka!' moment?

What happens in the brain during a 'eureka!' moment? | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists recently studied that 'Aha!' moment you get when you finally solve a puzzle. It is linked to reward centers and our evolutionary history.
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It's breathing, not mantras, that makes the real difference in meditation

It's breathing, not mantras, that makes the real difference in meditation | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Simple 1:2 breathing is where it's at, according to a major university study.
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Pay Attention to Your Dreams: 5 Reasons Why Dreams Are Meaningful

Pay Attention to Your Dreams: 5 Reasons Why Dreams Are Meaningful | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for meaning in your own dreams, here are 5 findings that reveal the importance of dreams and their possible significance in our lives.
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What the Mindfulness Movement Leaves Out

What the Mindfulness Movement Leaves Out | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
The mindfulness movement’s heavy focus on positive, health-related perks, like stress or anxiety reduction, turns meditation into…
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The Neuroscience of Genius, Creativity, and Improvisation, with Heather Berlin

What do originality and invention look like in the brain? In this interview with New York Times columnist Carl Zimmer as part of Big Think's partnershi
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This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience | Ladders

This is how to sleep better: 5 secrets from neuroscience | Ladders | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
I’ll bet you’re not getting enough sleep. Honestly, I’m kind of cheating — it’s a pretty safe bet. And this is the one post where if you fell asleep while reading it, well, I’m not offended.
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The Digital Revolution and Adolescent Brain Evolution

The Digital Revolution and Adolescent Brain Evolution | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Remarkable advances in technologies that enable the distribution and utilization of information encoded as digital sequences of 1s or 0s have dramatically changed our way of life. Adolescents, old enough to master the technologies and young enough t
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How neuroscience is illuminating the importance of daydreaming

How neuroscience is illuminating the importance of daydreaming | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
What scientists know as mind-wandering tells us much about what it means to be human. 
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How Meditation Changes Your Brain — and Your Life

How Meditation Changes Your Brain — and Your Life | Positive Psychology | Scoop.it
Daniel Goleman and Richard Davidson tell the story of this revolutionary breakthrough in our understanding of how meditation works.
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