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  • Berthold Hoeckner, University of Chicago – Wisdom, Meditation and Ballet Too

    by David Hopper, The Academic Minute Listen to The Academic Minute podcast here Does wisdom come from the mind or does the body have a part to play as well? Berthold Hoeckner, Associate Professor of Music and the Humanities at the University of Chicago, discusses how being in tune with both mind and...
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  • A new study suggests mindfulness isn’t quite as miraculous as we’ve been led to believe

    by Olivia Goldhill, Quartz Mindfulness is having a moment. The practice, which involves consciously focusing on and recognizing your thoughts and emotions, has been found to reduce stress, improve grades, increase compassion, aid weight loss, and bolster resilience. Above all, mindfulness is considered...
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  • Mindfulness and the Scientific Study of Wisdom

    by Matthew Brensilver, Mindful Schools As the scope of science expands, concepts that were previously confined to the humanities are receiving scientific attention. One recent example of this trend is the scientific exploration of wisdom . Traditionally, discussions of wisdom have been confined to disciplines...
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  • Higher Wisdom Is Correlated With A Form Of Dance And Ancient Traditional Practices

    PsyBlog:Understand your Mind Higher wisdom is correlated with these diverse activities. Classical ballet has been linked to increased wisdom by a new study. The research also confirmed that many varieties of meditation are linked to greater wisdom. The link, the researcher shows, is down to how meditation...
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  • Meditating on Those Sunk Costs

    By Freakonomics, The Hidden Side of Everything The sunk-cost fallacy leads to all sorts of poor decision-making — like staying too long at a bad job or refusing to drop out of a hopeless mayoral campaign . Here’s how Dubner explained it in our podcast on quitting : A “sunk cost” is just what it sounds...
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  • Google Seeks Out Wisdom of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

    By Jo Confino, The Guardian September 5, 2013 Global tech companies are connecting to the power of mindfulness and meditation to drive sustainability and happiness. Why on earth are many of the world's most powerful technology companies, including Google, showing a special interest in an 87-year...
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  • Mindfulness Meditation Fights Burnout, New Study of Teachers Suggests

    September 3, 2013 By David Freeman, Huffington Post, The Third Metric Is mindfulness a remedy for burnout? A provocative new study suggests it just might be. The study showed reduced stress levels and greater emotional resilience in individuals trained to practice a "secular" form of mindfulness...
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  • A Day of Mindfulness with Thich Nhat Hanh

    September 3, 2013 By Barbara Chai, Wall Street Journal Excerpt: Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh led a “Day of Mindfulness” at the Blue Cliff Monastery in Pine Bush, New York, Sunday, drawing 1500 practitioners from the tri-state area. Thich Nhat Hanh, also known as “Thay” (“master” or “teacher”), is one...
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  • Practicing Wisdom by Mindfulness

    By Patrick B. Williams When I began delving into wisdom research at the University of Chicago, I did a little ad-hoc survey of friends and family on Facebook to sample what might be a layperson's conception of wisdom today. My uncle stated simply, a loving application of knowledge . A good friend...
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