Just in from Lifehacker: if you want to learn focus and concentration via ‘mindfulness’ meditation, you can select from more than 700 different apps designed to help you do it.
Be mindful: too many choices are distracting!
A study from a surprising source — The London School of Economics — adds to the evidence that involvement with a faith community is good for you. The four-year study found faith community involvement was better at alleviating depression than:
The study looked at depressed European adults aged 50 and up.
Epidemiologist Dr Mauricio Avendano said it was unclear why religious activity was associated with long-term happiness. Options he suggested included:
Among other interesting study findings: depression in Europe has less to do with the weather (often hypothesized to result in depression in Scandanavia) and more to do with such issues as economic well-being or social relationships/