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Go-Getter or Slacker: Brain Chemicals Decide

The next time your parents complain that you’re a slacker, and not a go-getter like your sibling, tell them this: it’s your brain’s fault. Scientists have discovered that different levels of dopamine in three brain [...]

The Secret to Happiness: Thinking Fast

The secret to happiness doesn’t come from thinking happy thoughts … it comes from thinking happy thoughts fast. Here’s what researchers at Princeton and Harvard universities found: Results suggested that thinking fast made participants feel more elated, creative and, to a lesser degree, energetic and powerful. Activities that promote fast thinking, then, such as whip­ping through an [...]