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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.
According to a new study, "prosocial spending" may be as good for your blood pressure as a healthy diet and exercise.
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.
Articles: Ten Changes New Parents FaceBy Diana Divecha | May 4, 2016
Diana Divecha describes how your mind, body, and life will change with the arrival of a baby.
Christine Carter gets to the heart of the resentment she feels on Mother's Day.
Articles: Are Boundaries Overrated?By Diana Divecha | April 22, 2016
A new book says it’s time for Americans to make more time for their relationships—and not worry so much about independence.
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.
Text messaging can breed disastrous misunderstandings between people. Here’s how to stop that from happening.
For baby massage, swimming, yoga, and signing, the scientific jury is still out.
The new Disney film raises tough questions about prejudice for parents and teachers to explore with children.
Several exercises to help you make the most of the International Day of Happiness.
Articles: Bromances Can Protect Males Under StressBy Robert Sanders | March 10, 2016
According to a new study, male rats like to cuddle after they get stressed out.
Articles: How Altruistic is Your Brain?By Jill Suttie | March 4, 2016
A new book argues that neuroscience findings suggest that altruism is not a response to moral authority, but rather a hard-wired instinct.
A new book by Erika Christakis explains how current trends in preschool education are harming children.
New research is finding that being kind and giving to others can make our lives feel more meaningful.
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.
Articles: The Subversive Power of the KissBy Jeremy Adam Smith | February 11, 2016
A new wave of studies suggests that the rise of romantic kissing is linked to the changing roles of women.
Research reveals how stress can get between you and your partner, and how to stay connected amid the chaos.
In a Q&A, neuroscientist Ron Dahl explains how parents can help younger teens avoid depression and anxiety as they become more independent.
In an adaptation from his new book, Dacher Keltner explains the secret to gaining and keeping power: focus on the good of others.
According to a new book, having a purpose in life is crucial for our health and well-being.
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