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Meditation Strengthens The Brain, UCLA Researchers Say.

Long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification ("folding" of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster) than people who do not meditate. Further, a direct correlation was found between the amount of gyrification and the number of meditation years, possibly providing further proof of the brain's neuroplasticity, or ability to adapt to environmental changes.

Increase your willpower to achieve your goals

Psychologist Elaine Ducharme.

About 93% of people say they set a goal to change a behavior this year, according to a new survey of 566 adults conducted by Harris Interactive for the American Psychological Association. Lack of willpower is the No. 1 reason that people give for falling short. But the majority (71%) think willpower is something they can learn.

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Adjustment Disorder

Adjustment disorder is a short-term condition that occurs when a person is unable to cope with, or adjust to, a particular source of stress, such as a major life change, loss, or event.