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    Who Gets Left Out of the Advice to ‘Make Your Own Happiness’A new book argues that the positive psychology movement ignores the life experiences that can make happiness elusive.
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    The Approach to Meditation That Guarantees FailureA new book argues that having goals for your meditation means you’re doing it wrong.
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    Anesthesia Complicates Our Idea of What It Means to Be HumanA review of Kate Cole-Adams’s new book on consciousness, memory, and going under.
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    ‘Insomnia Identity’: When Not Sleeping Becomes a Part of Who You AreIn a vicious cycle, calling yourself an insomniac can make sleep problems worse.
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    Oliver Sacks’s Latest Book Asks: What Do We Mean When We Talk About ‘the Mind’?The late neurologist’s posthumous essay collection, A River of Consciousness, is more interested in posing questions than in finding the answers.
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    Untangling the Complicated, Controversial Legacy of Sigmund FreudA new book adds to a long-standing debate over what, if anything, modern psychology owes him.
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    You’ll Be Happier If You Let Yourself Feel BadA new study argues that you should accept your negative emotions rather than trying to fight them off.
  8. You Can Tell If Someone’s Rich or Poor by Looking at Their FaceA new study unpacks the clues we use to judge someone’s socioeconomic status.
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    This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Read PoetryA new study explains.