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Posted on 30 Jun

Stacy Brindise, 30, was eager to have children. But after trying for several years to conceive, she and her husband, Mike, were still childless. Like millions of couples, the Brindises were faced with what doctors refer to as “unexplained infertility.” Couples diagnosed with unexplained infertility are typically active, health-conscious people …Read More

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Posted on 30 Jun

Research shows that we have more positive experiences than negative ones, yet research also shows that our brain tends to focus on the negative aspects of our lives. We take the good things for granted and blow up the problems. As a consequence, we tend to fall prey to the petty concerns and annoyances in our lives, letting them determine our well-…Read More

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Posted on 14 May

Stanford University neurosurgeon Dr. James Doty tells the story of performing surgery on a little boy’s brain tumor. In the middle of the procedure, the resident who is assisting him gets distracted and accidentally pierces a vein. With blood shedding everywhere, Doty is no longer able to see the delicate brain area he is working on. The boy’s …Read More

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Posted on 07 Apr

A day without laughter is a day wasted.~Charlie Chaplin

Everyone enjoys a good laugh, but who actually makes time for it in their lives? Sure, we like hearing a funny joke, people with a good sense of humor and watching comedies. But few of us take our laughs seriously (no pun intended!) nor do we make a concerted effort to laugh more. But we sh…Read More

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Posted on 29 Dec

Happy Holidays Everyone! I’ve recently published an article on why vulnerability leads to success. It is featured in both Harvard Business Review and Psychology Today! Hope you find it inspiring.

One morning in Bangalore, South India, Archana Patchirajan, founder of a technology startup, called her entire staff in for a meeting. When they were a…Read More

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Posted on 24 Nov

Happy Thanksgiving! In the spirit of holiday cheer, here’s some good news: the hard data on being a nice boss. It literally pays to be kind!

There’s an age-old question out there: Is it better to be a “nice” leader to get your staff to like you? Or to be tough as nails to inspire respect and hard work? Despite the recent enthusiasm for w…Read More

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Posted on 18 Nov

Anxiety and depression are on the rise. One study shows that the rise in anti-depressant use has risen over 400 percent in recent years. One in 10 Americans is currently using a psychotropic medication for anxiety, depression or similar forms of mental distress. A recent study found that this rise in anxiety and depression is occurring in te…Read More

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Posted on 28 Oct

Many of us have heard of meditation’s benefits. We may have even tried meditation once or twice. And many of us will have found it hard and concluded that
“meditation is not for me.” But wait! Did you know there are many forms of meditation? There are mantra meditations, visualization meditations, open-focus
meditations, breath-based medita…Read More

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Posted on 13 Oct

Many men have cold feet about marriage. They worry about turning into pot-bellied suburban guys with three kids hanging on them like appendages as they take out the trash and clean puke-stains from their mini-van’s backseat. Won’t they miss their Las Vegas trips and envy their single friends? What about that data suggesting that testoster…Read More

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Posted on 30 Sep

Do you get a sinking feeling whenever you open your inbox? Does answering emails take up hours of your time? Is email that one thing on your to-do list that always seems to sit there and never get crossed off? Yesterday I posted an article about email’s impact on our brain – in short – it can dramatically influence your well-being, produ…Read More

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