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Rudeness in Medical Settings Could Kill Patients

Another reason to be nice! It could literally save lives. A study on the impact of rudeness on medic team performance published in Pediatrics found that a rude comment from a third-party doctor decreased performance among doctors and nurses by more than 50 percent in an exercise involving a hypothetical life-or-death situation. Get more details.

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Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier

In addition to building our own happiness, choosing gratitude can also bring out the best in those around us. A USC study proved that when the competence of people with high power but low emotional security was questioned, the subjects tended to lash out with aggression and personal denigration. When shown gratitude, however, they reduced the bad behavior. Click for more insights.

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Forbes.com: How Yoga Might Save the U.S. Trillions of Dollars, And A Lot of Lives

Scientific evidence is mounting daily for what many have long sensed: that practices like mindfulness, meditation, and yoga can help us address certain intractable individual and societal problems. Tim Ryan, the Ohio congressman has been a big proponent of bringing mindfulness to the masses. He, along with others, believes that mindfulness should be a part of everyone’s day, to help wire our brains to deal with our many modern stressors. Read more.

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