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When all alarms go off

Lisa Landman |
When all alarms go off
Everyone gets scared sometimes, but people with anxiety experience fear even when there is no direct threat around. What makes the way people typically assess dangers and the way anxious people do this so different?
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  • In doubt what to decide? Ask your gut!

    In doubt what to decide? Ask your gut!

    Lisa Dielessen |
    Making the right decision can be very difficult. You may have seen yourself desperately writing down all pros and cons, hoping to come to a decision. However, is this actually the best way to make such a complex decision?
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  • How to be more socially mindful

    How to be more socially mindful

    Angelica van der Ploeg |
    Imagine that you and a friend get offered cookies. Both of you would like a cookie, but only three are left: two chocolate chip cookies and a peanut butter cookie. You choose first, which one would you choose? Read on to find out if you are socially minded
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  • Could Psychedelics Strengthen the Will?

    Could Psychedelics Strengthen the Will?

    Ben Rifkin |
    Research shows psychedelics may enhance cognition, and in the long-run might enhance executive function, or what is commonly called willpower. This latter theory may be supported by their antiaddictive properties. What would you do with enhanced willpower?
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  • Say Namaste to a New and Improved You

    Say Namaste to a New and Improved You

    Mishal Khan |
    Yoga is not just a fad that your health-obsessed neighbor’s been caught up in lately. The ancient practice is quite beneficial, from relieving stress to treating depression. It makes one wonder, why haven't all of us been practicing yoga this whole time?
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