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Neuroplasticity is our brain's X Factor
In an inspiring research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives us the power to shape the brain we want.  Dr. Boyd’s efforts are leading to the development of more effective therapeutics for individuals with brain damage, but they are...
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Fake It till you make It
Social Psychologist Amy Cuddy delves into the deeper meaning behind understanding body language. In her 2012 Ted Talk, she dives into what she calls, non-verbal behavior.  Non-verbal communication is the truest form of communication We tend to look at body...
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How to make stress your friend
In her now-viral Ted talk, psychologist Kelly McGonigal reveals how stress can actually help us.  Conventionally health psychologists aim to help their clients be happier rather than healthier but what if this is the wrong approach?  Stress may be killing...
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The Hardwiring of Happiness
We can often feel left out or ignored and can all identify with our negative feelings.  In his inspiring Ted talk, Dr. Rick Hansen points out the connection between happiness and action. By connecting the two, we might be able to overcome...
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