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Use These Mental Tricks to Prepare for Dealing with Unpleasant People

FOR LIFEHACKER.COM

The mindfulness craze has already been tapped for a huge variety of benefits—improved sleep, increased productivity, cutting out mindless snacking, etc. And we now may be able to add another upside to the list: researchers with the University of California, Berkeley, Stanford University and the University of California, Davis, have found that mindfulness practice can be channeled to increase compassion, which can in turn, help us all deal with irritating (or downright) difficult people we encounter in our day-to-day.

In a new study published online last month by the journal Mindfulness, researchers analyzed day-to-day trajectories of 51 adult participants in Stanford’s 9-week Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT).

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