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Shawn Achor, a well-known Harvard lecturer, happiness researcher, and TedX speaker, says we’ve got it all wrong. Typically, the world seems to hold as true the notion that our reality shapes us; what we’ve achieved or have determines our levels of happiness. But, according to Achor, this isn’t true. Rather than our reality shaping us, it’s the lens through which we view our reality that really has an impact on …

After three days at the International Positive Education Festival, attendees could not help but to feel renewed. First, Angela Duckworth, founder and scientific director of the Character Lab, spoke about grit being a greater predictor of success and well-being than IQ (“talent counts; effort counts twice”). Later that day, Martin Seligman, known as the Father of Positive Psychology, spoke about the history of the movement and the research revealing its …

UT Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth, established in 1999, is a leader in its mission to understand, protect and heal the brain. An inviting research center for some of the nation’s leading neuroscientists, the Center is involved in studies regarding Alzheimer’s, military personnel, dementia, teens, brain injury, reasoning training for multiple ages, athletes, and more. Those who choose to sign up for Brain Health Daily News receive links to articles published …