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Research suggests the happiest introverts may be extraverts

2 days ago

If you are an introvert, force yourself to be an extravert. You’ll be happier. That’s the suggestion of…
Children who nap midday are happier, excel academically, and have fewer behavioral problems

May 31, 2019

A Penn study of nearly 3,000 fourth, fifth, and sixth graders in China revealed strong connections between 30…
How Unstable Work Schedules Affect Individuals and Families

May 22, 2019

“A lot of the instability in family life comes from uncertainty about time,” says sociology professor Kristen Harknett, of…
Negative personal experiences add meaning to life

May 16, 2019

While many people say they appreciate positive experiences more than negative ones, there is a hidden benefit of…
A simple strategy to improve your mood in 12 minutes

March 28, 2019

We all have a remedy – a glass of wine or a piece of chocolate – for lifting…
Happy in marriage? Genetics may play a role

March 4, 2019

People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But…
The 17 different ways your face conveys happiness

January 17, 2019

Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35…
Sense of Meaning in Life has a Positive Impact on Every Area of Life, not just Health, Study Finds

January 14, 2019

While evidence for the positive health effects of having a sense of purpose and meaning in life has…
Scientists found genes related to happiness

December 2, 2018

The term of happiness or meaning of life is pretty hard to describe. However, these terms may be…
Just leave your smartphone in your pocket – using technology during social gatherings steals your happiness

March 1, 2018

Smartphones are great. They help us to connect to our friends and family, entertain us when we‘re bored…
Women become happier when men die?

February 1, 2018

Growing old is not easy. Your mental health is likely to suffer too just because you have to…
Childhood biometric markers have virtually nothing to do with adulthood happiness

September 17, 2017

Happiness is so important to us but scientists do not spend too much time investigating feelings, moods and…
Dog walkers motivated by happiness, not health

September 4, 2017

It appears to be a case of ‘do what makes you happy’ for people who regularly walk their…
Being generous pays off – just a promise to share will make you happy

July 31, 2017

Money can buy happiness and is used to do exactly that all the time. However, it is not…
Study finds happiness levels significantly lower in problem gamblers than rest of population

May 3, 2017

New research examining the collective costs of being a problem gambler, drawing on a survey of 10,000 UK…
Feeling blue? Grab your friends and have fun, say researchers

April 10, 2017

Those suffering from dysphoria­—feeling unhappy and experiencing elevated depressive symptoms—respond to positive experiences with a marked reduction in…
Study links selfies, happiness

September 15, 2016

Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier…
Happiness equation – how does your happiness affect your generosity?

June 18, 2016

We are happy when we success in something we always wanted to do. It is said that our…
#AreYouHappy?

April 28, 2016

Happiness. It’s something we all strive for, but how do we measure it—as a country? A global community?…
Study Finds Intelligent People with Less Active Social Lives May Be Happier

March 31, 2016

Telling people to spend more time with friends and family seems like an obvious piece of advice, appropriate…
Make Time for Your Spouse — Couples That Spend Time Together Are Happier Individuals

February 11, 2016

Two researchers from the Minnesota Population Center at the University of Minnesota have found that married couples in…
If You Give a Monkey a Cookie: Research Suggests Giving Causes a “Warm Glow”

December 28, 2015

While the end-of-year holidays are meant to be a time of gratitude and love, many of us know…
The Science of Holiday Happiness: Why Gratitude Really is Good for You

November 30, 2015

Yea, verily, there is much to inspire gratitude on this holiday centered on a gallinaceous bird with alarmingly…
Kyoto University Researchers Zero in on the Neural Structures Behind Happiness

November 23, 2015

Trying to define happiness, and looking for ways to achieve it, have been pop culture mainstays for many…
Pursuit of Happiness: We’re Not Trying Too Hard—We’re Just Not Trying the Right Things

October 27, 2015

It’s affirmed in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence as an unalienable right: the pursuit of…
How Happiness Came Into Beings

October 10, 2015

Psychology Today has described dopamine as the “reward molecule.” Researchers have long pondered the evolutionary origins of this…
Improving psychological health may help losing weight

October 8, 2015

Nowadays looking good is very important as we are keen to show ourselves on social networks, media is…
More caring but less controlling parents raise happier children

September 11, 2015

There is no denying that different parents have different attitudes towards raising their children. Some think that only…
Get Happy with an App

August 24, 2015

Having a bad day? Log in and cheer up — now you can join more than a million…
Announcing Greater Good in Action

May 28, 2015

Greater Good in Action (GGIA), an exciting new online resource is now live, offering dozens of science-based exercises…
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