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Articles: The Loneliness of the Modern NomadBy Kira M. Newman | August 5, 2016
A new book explores what it means to settle down and love where you live.
To get happier, you need to develop a personalized, strategic plan.
Articles: How Spending Influences HappinessBy Kira M. Newman | June 6, 2016
According to a new study, money can buy well-being—when we buy things that reflect our personality.
Articles: Are the Rich More Lonely?By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | June 1, 2016
Two new studies disagree about the link between income and social connections. Emiliana Simon-Thomas takes a closer look.
Articles: Would Basic Income Make Us Happier?By Kira M. Newman | May 31, 2016
How would a guaranteed minimum income affect our happiness, motivation, and sense of meaning in life?
Articles: The Benefits of Feeling AweBy Jeremy Adam Smith | May 30, 2016
We talk with a researcher and a veteran at UC Berkeley to try to understand the impact of awe on well-being.
In a Q&A, neuroscientist Ron Dahl explains how parents can help younger teens avoid depression and anxiety as they become more independent.
Articles: Living with a Purpose Changes EverythingBy Jill Suttie | May 20, 2016
According to a new book, having a purpose in life is crucial for our health and well-being.
Articles: Does Forgiveness Make Kids Happier?By Sarah Wheeler | May 16, 2016
A new study suggests that children are happier when they’re more forgiving toward their friends.
Articles: Happy People Don’t Need to Feel SuperiorBy Kira M. Newman | May 9, 2016
A new study suggests that happy people avoid the trap of social comparison.
A Q&A with Charles Duhigg about his new book, Smarter Faster Better.
A burnout survivor offers tips for coping with it—or avoiding it in the first place.
Articles: What Drives Success, Hard Work or Luck?By Jill Suttie | April 15, 2016
A new book debunks the myth of meritocracy and offers recommendations for creating a more equitable society.
Articles: Four Reasons to Cultivate Zest in LifeBy Kira M. Newman | March 28, 2016
According to research, the joyful energy of zest is good for your career and your mental health.
Articles: Why Does Happiness Inequality Matter?By Kira M. Newman | March 24, 2016
According to a new report, income inequality isn't the only thing we should be concerned about.
New research provides a whole new understanding of the brain's amygdala—and suggests that happy people take the bad with the good.
Several exercises to help you make the most of the International Day of Happiness.
Articles: Manage Your Energy, Not Your TimeBy Kira M. Newman | March 1, 2016
The new book “The Happiness Track” explains how to use the science of happiness to preserve your energy and be more productive.
Articles: How Love Can Survive DeathBy Kira M. Newman | February 12, 2016
According to a new study, the link between two partners’ well-being isn’t weakened when one passes away.
Bad behavior is often a sign that children are stressed—and punishment isn’t the best solution.
Being kind to yourself can make the difference between a good divorce and a bad one.
According to a new study, our feelings about aging can influence our emotional reactions to everyday stress.
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