According to a new study, mindful people are more likely to overcome the emotional turmoil and pain of infidelity.
A new study compares different responses to bullying—and finds that forgiveness may have to wait.
New research suggests that mindfulness helps college students bounce back from poor performance and self-criticism.
According to a new study, mindfulness may lead to a happier, healthier parenting experience.
According to a new study, male rats like to cuddle after they get stressed out.
A new study discovers a neural circuit dedicated to music.
A study of moral values reveals issues related to purity can determine how close—or how far—we want to be with someone in social and political circles.
A new study examines which politicians get support for their legislation and which ones don't.
The way presidents and government officials smile depends on which emotions their culture values, a new study finds.
According to a new study, the link between two partners’ well-being isn’t weakened when one passes away.
According to a new study, positive daydreaming may lead to depression down the road.
A new study suggests that the quality of adult relationships matters more to our health than their quantity.
In a new study, everyone's grades improved when African-American students felt less threatened.
New research suggests that people who have experienced greater adversity are more empathic.
A new study suggests music plays a role in our early tendency to distinguish friend from foe.
Are we born to sing? New research suggests that music is critical to emotional and social development.
In a new study, a kind heart trumps good looks—but the combination of both is the most desirable of all.
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Two new studies suggest that mindful people have a lower risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease.
A new study suggests that inequality—not wealth alone—reduces generosity.
A new study finds that focusing on the group as a teen predicts better health as an adult.
A new study suggests that "thank you" can protect marriages from the toxic effects of conflict.
"Thank you" doesn't just bring light to people's faces. It also lights up different parts of the brain.
A new study suggests that we need a lot of social contact when we’re younger—but as we age, we need to focus on closeness.
You don't necessarily need to convince people to change their behavior. You might just need to get them to pay attention to what they're doing.
A recent study finds that client satisfaction goes up when employees cultivate moment-to-moment awareness.
A new cross-cultural study finds that we should pursue stronger social ties, not happiness.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Research sometimes suggests that movies and other media are a negative influence to rein in. But new studies highlight their potential to spread goodness on a wide scale.
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