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Four Ways Music Can Make Exercise Less of a Sufferfest

Four Ways Music Can Make Exercise Less of a Sufferfest

James Maddux, who was not involved in the recent (2020) meta-analytic investigation on music and exercise, reviewed and summarized the findings. Maddux is a professor emeritus in the department of psychology and senior scholar at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Maintaining Peace on Earth (and at Home)

Maintaining Peace on Earth (and at Home)

Returning to normalcy as often as possible can preserve a family’s well being during the holiday season, suggests Jerome Short, Ph.D., professor of psychology at George Mason University. “Maintain household routines leading up to holiday events, such as regular meal, play, and bed times for children,” he said. “Plenty of sleep, including naps, helps children with their attention spans, mood regulation, and self-control of their behaviors,”

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When Thankfulness Can Hurt Us

When Thankfulness Can Hurt Us

In his 11 years of research on gratitude, Kashdan and others have found overwhelming support for its benefits. Among them are findings that gratitude boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and makes us healthier by strengthening the immune system and encouraging better self-care. It’s even been shown to improve sleep and strengthen relationships.

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HFAC Alum's Ted Talk: The Brain Benefits of Deep Sleep and How to Get More

HFAC Alum's Ted Talk: The Brain Benefits of Deep Sleep and How to Get More

Dr. Daniel Gartenberg, HFAC alum is working on tech that stimulates deep sleep, the most regenerative stage which (among other wonderful things) might help us consolidate our memories and form our personalities. Find out more about how playing sounds that mirror brain waves during this stage might lead to deeper sleep -- and its potential benefits on our health, memory and ability to learn.

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