Beyond a high IQ: Emotional, social and ecological intelligence (VIDEO)

Daniel Goleman, PhD, is a psychologist and former science journalist at the New York Times and best-selling author of Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, and most recently, Ecological Intelligence. Goleman supports the concept that conventional intelligence measured by one’s IQ isn’t necessarily a measure of how intelligent or successful we are or will be. Abraham Maslow, …

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Study shows laughter produces brain waves like master of meditation

In a study from Loma Linda University Health, presented at the Experimental Biology conference meetings in San Diego, joyful or mirthful laughter was shown to produce brain wave frequencies similar to those seen among people who reach what is considered the desired “true state of meditation.” Researchers, led by Lee Berk, an associate professor in …

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Study shows a glass of water reduces pain just as well as a lollipop

A recent study published in the Journal of Neuroscience by authors Peggy Mason, PhD, professor of neurobiology, and Hayley Foo, PhD, research associate professor of neurobiology at the University of Chicago, is the first to show that while ingesting food or drink, a powerful painkilling effect occurs. They found a region in the brainstem called …

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Psychology news: Free online app predicts relationship compatibility

Online app determines writing style compatibility Wikimedia Commons “Are you and your ‘special someone’ on the same page? Are you clicking? In synch? Seeing eye to eye? Communicating effectively?? Dr. James Pennebaker and doctoral student Molly Ireland and their colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin examined whether the speaking and writing styles couples …

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Scientific study: Being too clean may be making you depressed

Are depressed people too clean? Flickr: April Spreeman According to Emory University neuroscientist Charles Raison, MD, in a review article in the December 2010 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry; there is mounting evidence that our lack of contact with microorganisms in the soil, food and gut, due to our excessive cleanliness, may be contributing …

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Astrology Organizations 101: What are the major astrological organizations?

Hermes Trismegistus Wikipedia Besides taking classes, reading books and joining groups, there are national organizations that provide education and degrees in astrology, initiate research projects and provide grants. Some protect astrologer’s legal rights and have succeeded in changing laws restricting astrological studies and practice. All these organizations have newsletters, journals, libraries, conferences. They also are …

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Oracles 101: Where can I find the best free online oracles?

These online oracles are more than computer generated quips. They are insightful, supportive and encourage understanding and awareness. Enjoy these websites and let them help you on your journey! The Zap Oracle “The Zap Oracle,” written by Jonathan Zap, a high school English teacher, photographer, philosopher and author on human evolution and mythology, has created …

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