The Science of Heartbreak. {Video}

Via on Sep 13, 2013

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Can heartbreak be explained through science?

Apparently, yes.

Heartbreak and physical pain both have similar effects on your body and brain.

This short video provides some insight into why heartbreak is successful and beneficial from an evolutionary standpoint and—more importantly—it answers the age-old question: how do you mend a broken heart?

(Hint: we can help others out when they are suffering.)

The science of heartbreak…

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Ed: Sara Crolick

About Jennifer S. White

Jennifer is a voracious reader, obsessive writer, passionate yoga instructor and drinker of hoppy ales. She's also a devoted mama and wife (a stay-at-home yogi). She considers herself to be one of the funniest people that ever lived and she's also an identical twin. In addition to her work on elephant journal, Jennifer has over 40 articles published on the wellness website MindBodyGreen and her yoga-themed column Your Personal Yogi ran in the newspaper Toledo Free Press. She holds a Bachelor's degree in geology, absolutely no degrees in anything related to literature, and she currently owns a wheel of cheese. If you want to learn more about Jennifer then make sure to check out her writing, as she's finally put her tendencies to over-think and over-share to good use. Jennifer's first book, The Best Day of Your Life, is now available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and on her website.

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