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How Music Helps Us

How Music Helps Us

A Look At The Science Behind The Beats There are two things that virtually every culture in the world has in common: smiles and music. If you think about the role that music has played in your life, what are some of the things that come to mind? What experiences have...

A Little Boredom Never Hurt Anyone

A Little Boredom Never Hurt Anyone

Why It’s Important For Kids Today To Have Unstructured Downtime Over the last few decades, our world has gotten more and more fast-paced and competitive. Everyone has felt these effects, but they’ve been even more severe on our most priceless and helpless age group:...

Providing Support To Each Other

Providing Support To Each Other

This Valentine’s Day, Give Your Loved Ones The Gift Of Emotional Support Tasty chocolates, a romantic dinner, snuggly stuffed animals - all of these probably come to mind when you think of Valentine’s Day gifts. Whether it’s for a romantic partner, a family member, or...

Making Peace With Ourselves

Making Peace With Ourselves

How To Put Regret Aside And Move Forward With Hope We’ve all done things we regret. Maybe it was that third piece of chocolate pie on New Year’s Eve, or that time when you drank too much at a friend’s party. Maybe it was words spoken in anger, a physical altercation,...

Your 2020 Holiday Survival Guide

Your 2020 Holiday Survival Guide

How Establishing Expectations Can Help You Enjoy Your Holiday Season More - Especially This Year For many people, December really is the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” It’s a time that brings people together from all walks of life, when we (try) to put aside our...

The Many Benefits of Gratitude

The Many Benefits of Gratitude

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many of us are looking forward to a long weekend full of family, friends, delicious food, and maybe a football game or two. Everyone has different traditions surrounding this time of year, but a common theme that many share is...

Fighting Loneliness

Fighting Loneliness

What Is Loneliness? And What Can You Do About It? Loneliness isn’t a new problem. Since the beginning of humanity as we know it, people have written poems, songs, and plays about being lonely. It’s an emotion that everyone will experience at some point in their lives...

Kids And Technology

Kids And Technology

Tips For Helping Kids Use Technology In A Healthy Way Today’s kids are navigating new and amazing technologies that have the power to enrich their lives. But those same smartphones, video games, iPads, and televisions also have the power to hinder (if not destroy)...

The Most Attractive Traits – And How To Cultivate Them

The Most Attractive Traits – And How To Cultivate Them

Everyone wants to enjoy great friendships, family relationships, and romantic relationships. We can all think of people that are fun to be around and that make us feel better, but what is it that’s so attractive about them? In this post, we’ll dive into the science of...

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