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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.

 

Articles: Want to Be Happy? Make Your Relationships Exceptional

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas | November 9, 2015

New data from our Science of Happiness course confirm the link between well-being and relationship quality.

 

Articles: The Place of Talk in a Digital Age

By Jill Suttie | November 5, 2015

A new book describes what we lose when we text instead of talk—and how we can re-learn the art of conversation.

 

Articles: The Secret to Danish Happiness

By Jessica Alexander | October 27, 2015

Denmark consistently ranks as one of the happiest countries in the world. The reason why might lie with the idea of “hygge.”

 

Articles: Why Americans Struggle to be Happy

By Jill Suttie | October 26, 2015

A new cross-cultural study finds that we should pursue stronger social ties, not happiness.

 

Articles: Where’s Your Spot on the Happiness Starting Block?

By Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Kristophe Green | October 6, 2015

Here’s what we learned from The Science of Happiness 2015 pre-course survey.

 

Articles: How Inequality Can Make Wealthy People Less Cooperative

By Jill Suttie | September 23, 2015

A new study finds that visible inequality makes wealthy people less likely to cooperate with others—which might lead to even greater disparities.

 

Articles: Learning Might Buffer Brain Against Addiction

By Yasmin Anwar | August 7, 2015

A new study challenges the idea that addiction might be hardwired in our brains.

 

Articles: How Groups Shape Individual Judgment

By Art Markman | July 31, 2015

How social are people? New research suggests that we can go so far as to confuse our own actions with those of others.

 

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