The Science of Heartbreak. {Video}

Via Jennifer S. White
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 S. White 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 who 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, make sure to check out her writing, as she’s finally put her tendencies to over-think and over-share to good use. Jennifer is the author of The Best Day of Your Life, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She's also as excited as a five year old to announce the release of her second book, The Art of Parenting: Love Letters from a Mother, available on Amazon.


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