Tag: Social Connections


Tag: Social Connections

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Articles: Six Ways to Get More Happiness for Your Money

By Kira M. Newman | October 4, 2016

More than a decade of research looks at how our spending choices can make us happier—or leave us disappointed.


Articles: Can Your Immune System Affect Your Ability to Make Friends?

By Jill Suttie | August 8, 2016

New research reveals surprising ties between our immune systems and our social behavior.


Articles: The Loneliness of the Modern Nomad

By Kira M. Newman | August 5, 2016

A new book explores what it means to settle down and love where you live.


Articles: How Music Bonds Us Together

By Jill Suttie | June 28, 2016

According to new research, music helps synchronize our bodies and our brains.


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: A Simple Story Can Improve Students’ Grades in Science

By Kira M. Newman | May 27, 2016

According to a new study, reading about scientists’ struggles can help students who aren’t doing so well in science.

Explore awe in depth at The Art & Science of Awe, an inspiring day-long event on June 4 at UC Berkeley or via webcast.

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: Happy People Don’t Need to Feel Superior

By Kira M. Newman | May 9, 2016

A new study suggests that happy people avoid the trap of social comparison.

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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.


Articles: Can Helping Others Keep You Sober?

By Jill Suttie | April 14, 2016

New research suggests that helping others—and the sense of belonging it brings—can help alcohol and drug addicts stay sober.


Articles: Five Science-Backed Strategies for More Happiness

By Kira M. Newman | March 16, 2016

Several exercises to help you make the most of the International Day of Happiness.


Articles: Friends Help Our Health As We Age

By Kira M. Newman | February 2, 2016

A new study suggests that the quality of adult relationships matters more to our health than their quantity.


Articles: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Kinder

By Jill Suttie | January 25, 2016

New research suggests that people who have experienced greater adversity are more empathic.


Articles: Why Parents Sing to Babies

By Jill Suttie | January 19, 2016

Are we born to sing? New research suggests that music is critical to emotional and social development.


Articles: Does Happiness Really Help You Live Longer?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | December 18, 2015

A new study contradicts prior research by suggesting that a happy life isn’t necessarily a longer one. But a closer look reveals that there's more to the story.

Sherry Turkle

Articles: How Smartphones Are Killing Conversation

By Jill Suttie | December 7, 2015

A Q&A with MIT professor Sherry Turkle about her new book, Reclaiming Conversation.


Articles: The New Science of Singing Together

By Jacques Launay, Eiluned Pearce | December 4, 2015

Studies find that singing in a choir helps forge social bonds—and it might even make you healthier.


Articles: Five Ways to Build Caring Community on Social Media

By Jeremy Adam Smith | November 20, 2015

In the wake of the terrorist attack in Paris, it's time to ask what behaviors might support other people's well-being on social media.


Articles: How Friends Help Us Grow Old

By Jill Suttie | November 13, 2015

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.


Articles: The Three Parts of an Effective Apology

By Christine Carter | November 12, 2015

"I'm sorry" isn't enough—Christine Carter explains what else needs to be said.


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