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Brainwave: A Story from a Buddhist Master

Last week I had an on-stage conversation with Buddhist teacher Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche at the Rubin Museum. The topic was emotion: do you control your emotions or do your emotions control you? While I cannot say we definitively resolved the issue of emotions and what role they play in our lives, we had a deep […]

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Here’s Why People Ignore Your (Excellent) Advice & How To Change That

Why is it that people rarely follow your advice? Even when they ask for it, odds are they will ignore everything your said. As a doctor, I learned this long ago. It used to frustrate me when patients wouldn’t adhere to my carefully considered words of wisdom. It turns out that the problem wasn’t with […]

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Lean, Not Mean, Sex Machine: The Unexpected Benefits of Eating Less

A new study finds some surprising benefits to eating a whole lot less. People of normal weight who restricted calories by 25 percent over a two-year period experienced a number of health benefits. In addition to getting leaner, the calorie restrictors reported improved mood, less stress, better quality of sleep, a better relationship and an […]

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The Science of Strange Beds

“I just want to sleep in my own bed.” Anyone who spends a lot of time on the road can relate to this sentiment. You never sleep as well in an unfamiliar place and it’s not just because the pillows aren’t as soft as the ones you have at home. Psychologists describe the tossing and […]

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