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Articles: Calm Wife, Happy CoupleBy Yasmin Anwar | November 6, 2013
A new study suggests that wives matter more when it comes to calming down marital conflicts
Articles: Is a Happy Marriage in Your DNA?By Yasmin Anwar | October 11, 2013
A new study may be the first to link genetics, emotions, and marital satisfaction.
Articles: What’s Love Got to Do with the Brain?By Jeremy Adam Smith | October 3, 2013
Poems and pop songs have a lot to say about love. But is it all nonsense? Helen Fisher looks at lyrics through a scientific lens.
Feeling fed up and burned out, Dad? That may be a sign of progress, says Jeremy Adam Smith.
Jeremy Adam Smith reports on new findings in family research, with a special focus on immigrants.
Articles: How to be a Happy Working Dad, Part TwoBy Jeremy Adam Smith | March 28, 2013
Jeremy Adam Smith offers five more tips to help men find a happy fit between paid work and family responsibilities.
Videos and Podcasts: Fighting a lot?By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | February 21, 2013
Most spouses fight, but many do not know how to make-up in a way that repairs the relationship. Rona gives us a crash course in regaining trust and intimacy with a partner after we’ve been fighting.
Articles: Debunking the Myths of HappinessBy Jason Marsh | February 20, 2013
Sonja Lyubomirsky explains what we misunderstand about happiness, and how we can get it right--part of Greater Good's podcast series.
A recent study validates a simple task that might preserve marital satisfaction over the long haul.
Videos and Podcasts: Gratitude for LoversBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | February 14, 2013
Whether or not you are a romantic person, and whether or not you like Valentine’s Day, here’s my favorite romantic thing to do.
Articles: Five Ways to Renew an Old LoveBy Barbara Fredrickson | February 12, 2013
Love is fleeting, says one of the world's leading experts on positive emotion. But with practice, you can foster love anytime you wish—and in doing so, renew old bonds.
Whether February 14th is your first Valentine’s Day together or your 35th, it's a great excuse to show gratitude for the one you love.
Articles: How Love Grows in Your BodyBy Jeremy Adam Smith | February 7, 2013
Here are the places where romantic love abides in our bodies—and the role each one plays in sustaining love over time.
Articles: Gratitude is for LoversBy Amie M. Gordon | February 5, 2013
New research says thankfulness, not romance, might be key to a happy Valentine's Day.
New research says parental help for young adults is normal—and it may now be necessary.
Close relationships require sacrifice. Here are seven questions to ask yourself before you give up too much.
Anne-Marie Slaughter’s “Having it All” essay in this month's The Atlantic raises important questions about men, women... and gratitude.
A psychologist offers six tips to help dads be the fathers they want to be.
Articles: Are Married People Happier?By Stacey Kennelly | June 6, 2012
A new study suggests that getting hitched is good for our happiness.
Are you bad at gratitude, just like Jeremy Adam Smith? He has some lessons for you from people who know how to say "Thanks!"
An interview with best-selling author Daniel Goleman about his new book, Focus.
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