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It may seem like a topic from the edge of woo, but hypnosis is getting a new look from researchers studying its fascinating effects on our brains.

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Just like a human being, a house or office has its own microbiome, with good and bad microorganisms. One researcher has a targeted idea: to customize our spaces with the right microbes.

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We’ve all created our own personal histories, marked by highs and lows, that we share with the world — and we can shape them to live with more meaning and purpose.

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TED curator Chris Anderson discusses the transformative power of speaking to an audience from the heart.

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Research-backed advice for what you need to do on your holiday break (and how long you should do it for)

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A selection of uplifting reads — all suggested by TED speakers — for your end-of-year break.

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What looks like (and reads like) the truth may be riddled with lies if you look more closely, says neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin