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Rethinking the Placebo Effect

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September 13, 2014

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Rethinking the Placebo Effect

The secret of happiness is, find something more important than you are dedicate your life to it.

– Daniel Dennet –

Rethinking the Placebo Effect

Maria Popova of BrainPickings draws on the latest research in health and social science for this powerful piece on “the startling psychological effects of loneliness, optimism, and meditation.” Read on to learn about the powerful new findings on the placebo effect, and why the secret of happiness is to “find something more important than you are and dedicate your life to it.” { read more }

Be The Change

What social cause tugs at your heart? Find a way to connect with and contribute to that cause regularly in big or small ways. Not only will you be doing something good for others, but research shows that connecting to causes greater than yourself increases happiness!

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