brain science

Compassion

The Wisdom of Loving Your Enemy 

We tend to hold on to beliefs, stories, and biases against others that end up hurting us, too. Here’s how we can loosen our grip. Read More 

  • Elaine Smookler
  • April 7, 2021
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This Is Your Brain on Lies 

Whether it’s lying about being sick or being stuck in traffic, telling a white lie may seem to make our lives a lot more convenient. But research shows when we shrug off white lies, we feel more comfortable telling bigger lies and hurting the people we care about. Read More 

  • Mindful Staff
  • January 14, 2021
How much self-insight is too much? - Illustration of face looking in a mirror
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How Much Self-Knowledge is Too Much? 

Sharon Begley explores the science of self-insight and the research on how much you should know about yourself before it becomes detrimental to your health. Read More 

  • Sharon Begley
  • May 18, 2020
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How to Stop the Racist in You 

The new science of bias suggests that we all carry prejudices within ourselves—and we all have the tools to keep them in check. Read More 

  • Jeremy Adam Smith and Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton
  • August 3, 2016