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Survival of the Kindest

By Elisha Goldstein Compassion is the feeling that naturally arises when you learn of the suffering of another, and that motivates you to want to do something to help. Far from being just a social nicety, compassion has a great evolutionary purpose: Human offspring are the most dependent and vulnerable of any species, …read more

By Ben Popken Mark Zuckerberg says he now believes “religion is very important.” …read more

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By Camila Domonoske You’ve already tried exercising, drinking water or eating better. This year, resolve to make room for joy — not just self-improvement — with compliments, meditation or home cooking. (Image credit: Chelsea Beck/NPR) …read more

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By Mindful Staff Here are the top 12 most popular stories from Mindful.org in 2016: Free Mindfulness Apps Worthy of Your Attention Mindfulness apps are trending in a big way. Here are three we’re happy we downloaded. …read more

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Pope Francis has given all Roman Catholic priests an indefinite extension on their power to forgive abortion. …read more

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By James Gimian I’ve often experimented with ways to weave mindfulness practice into the speed and hubbub of daily life. The premise is simple: mindfulness meets the moment, the result is being present, and that can’t be bad. It also has the benefit of undermining that recurring thought “shouldn’t I be setting aside …read more

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By Elisha and Stefanie Goldstein We are social beings by nature. Connecting with others is what provides richness in life, makes us feel safe, and has us recognize that we’re part of something greater than ourselves. Yet we sometimes choose to stay behind a wall of emotional (or physical) distance, even in our closest relationships. […]

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By Alastair Jamieson and Claudio Lavanga and The Associated Press Pope Francis named 17 new cardinals Sunday – including three Americans – in a surprise announcement during his weekly address. …read more

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By Catherine Morey-Nase Hiking with friends while enjoying great conversation and laughter is one of my favorite activities. But unless we make a conscious effort to stop every now and again and really pay attention to where we are and what we are doing, we can miss a tremendous amount. Stopping and consciously …read more

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By B Grace Bullock PhD Imagine discovering that your home’s water supply is tainted with toxic amounts of lead. That has been the reality for the hundreds of thousands of residents of Greater Flint Michigan since September 2015. Now the community is desperately seeking solutions to cope with a massive public health crisis. That quest […]

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