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Humans possess a unique superpower among those in the animal kingdom: the ability to evaluate the past and plan for the future. Unfortunately, this evolutionary advancement comes at an emotional cost—regret and worry, both often the result of not being in the moment. Research shows that the more time you spend mind-wandering (not being present) the less happy you’re likely to be. In fact, humans devote a whopping 47 percent of their waking hours to mentally time-traveling. iStock. Thanks for watching! Visit Website. See also The Big Brain Benefits of Meditation. Fortunately, you can develop present-moment awareness through meditation. Recent advances in two key scientific areas of study—ne... Full story

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