A new book examines the common psychological barriers to change—and how to overcome them.
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All the cool kids aren’t doing it, says a new study. In fact, teens underestimate good behavior among their classmates.
Articles: Does Neurodiversity Have a Future?By Jenara Nerenberg | November 21, 2016
We talk with Steve Silberman about the impact of the presidential election on disability research, education, and advocacy.
Articles: How to Journal Through Your StrugglesBy Kira M. Newman | November 17, 2016
Stuck in negativity? Writing down your feelings can be a healthy way to cope, a new book explains.
Ellen Rand shares the lessons she’s learned about preparing for the death of a loved one.
Articles: How to Teach Happiness at SchoolBy Ilona Boniwell | October 6, 2016
We can teach students crucial skills of well-being without overhauling the curriculum, Ilona Boniwell explains.
According to a new study, there are more heart-disease-related deaths in overtly racist communities.
New research is starting to suggest that mindfulness practice can protect the health and well-being of mothers and their babies.
According to a new study, our feelings about aging can influence our emotional reactions to everyday stress.
New research reveals surprising ties between our immune systems and our social behavior.
According to a new study, mindfulness may be the key to motivation.
Articles: How You Argue Could Make You SickBy Yasmin Anwar | June 27, 2016
According to a recent study, different behaviors during romantic conflict are linked to heart problems and back pain.
Articles: What Mindfulness Is MissingBy Kira M. Newman | June 9, 2016
According to neurosurgeon Jim Doty, mindfulness and compassion must go hand in hand.
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: Where to Find Wisdom in the BodyBy Jill Suttie | May 19, 2016
According to a new study, people with higher heart rate variability are wiser—when they make an effort to be objective.
Articles: How to Talk with Teens about PurposeBy Jill Suttie | May 13, 2016
A Q&A with Kendall Bronk about instilling purpose in teens—and the emerging research showing why it's so important.
According to a new study, "prosocial spending" may be as good for your blood pressure as a healthy diet and exercise.
Articles: Why Do We Feel Awe?By Dacher Keltner | May 10, 2016
According to Dacher Keltner, there are important evolutionary reasons: It's good for our minds, bodies, and social connections.
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: How Do Our Minds Affect Our Health?By Jill Suttie | March 11, 2016
A new book reveals the complex ways that our brains and bodies interact.
Christine Carter explains how to shorten your to-do list and feel more motivated to tackle it, all at once.
Gifts should make us feel grateful—but sometimes we only feel guilty or obligated to reciprocate. Here are four ways to stay grateful.
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