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Faster. Slower. How We Walk Depends on Who We Walk With, and Where We Live.

Men tend to walk differently with other men than with women. And Americans walk faster with children, whereas Ugandans move more leisurely.

People move differently when they walk in groups than when they walk alone.…

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The Neuroscience of Why Gratitude Makes Us Healthier

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 with

out being either elderly or male.…

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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

Power. It’s that intangible thing that so many people strive for. For some people, feeling a sense of control — over themselves, others, situations or all of the above — is a natural thing.…

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Use it or Lose it! Why Dancing Makes You Smarter

For centuries, dance manuals and other writings have lauded the health benefits of dancing, usually as physical exercise.  More recently we’ve seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, with its sense of well-being.…

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7 Ways to Avoid the Winter Hibernation Trap

Winter introduces you to colder temperatures, darker skies, and an overall gloomier feel when you walk out the door. So it’s no wonder your natural inclination is to avoid all of it.…

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Take a Break

Random moments of “unproductive” time don’t just make you healthier, happier, and more resilient. They help you work smarter, too.

At Google, goofing off is the way to go. In fact, it’s encouraged.…

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Why is it nice to be nice? Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness

World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.…

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The Mysteries of Love : CNN

The Mysteries of Love

We’re apt to fall in love with people who seem mysterious or challenging to us When people who are in love look at each other, their critical judgment is dulled Humans are naturally hardwired to stick together

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Op-Chart; A Pop Quiz on Marriage

Usually Valentine’s Day comes and goes with just a day or two of news media attention to courtship and marriage. Not this February. New Yorkers are debating whether to join the other 49 states in legalizing no-fault divorce — even while conservative pro-marriage groups elsewhere plead with their legislatures to repeal it.…

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Pronouns Matter when Psyching Yourself Up

Some people seem to have an amazing ability to stay rational no matter what. They efficiently make good, clear decisions while the rest of us waste energy doing things like panicking about upcoming tasks, ruminating pointlessly, or refusing to move on from our failures.…

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