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Articles: What Makes a Nation Happy?By Cat Johnson | June 12, 2015
A rundown of the world's 10 happiest countries—and what factors might have made them that way.
Articles: Is Facebook Building Political Bridges?By Tom Jacobs | May 8, 2015
Two new studies defy conventional wisdom by finding that social media is exposing people to different ideas, not isolating them.
Social media can stress us out—or help us feel love and connection. The key is to understand their impact and use them strategically.
Articles: Happier Tweets, Healthier CommunitiesBy Tom Jacobs | February 2, 2015
New research finds that the number of heart disease deaths in a county can be predicted by analyzing the language its residents use on Twitter.
Articles: Can Connection Cure Addiction?By Johann Hari | January 27, 2015
The best way to win the drug war might not be police or prisons, argues Johann Hari. Instead, we should strive to reduce feelings of isolation.
New studies predict that you will be happier if you check your phone less. But how?
Articles: Why Happiness is the Wrong PursuitBy Christine Carter | December 11, 2014
The way to lead a joyful life is not to pursue happiness for ourselves, argues Christine Carter, but to pursue it for others
Christine Carter suggests how we can make this "the most wonderful time of the year," for real.
See how the happiness levels of students in our online course vary depending on where they live.
Our online course has registered more than 110,000 students. Which of them feel most connected to other people?
Videos and Podcasts: The Social Benefits of GratitudeBy Phil Watkins | September 15, 2014
Dr. Philip Watkins of Eastern Washington University explains how gratitude improves relationships and cognitive processes.
Articles: What Makes a Happy Parent?By Emily Nauman | August 19, 2014
Are parents really less happy than non-parents, as many recent books and studies have suggested? New research finds that the truth is surprising and complicated.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to guiding teens’ technology use, but it helps to understand both the technology and normal brain development.
Social science is just beginning to understand how Facebook has changed our social lives since it was born ten years ago.
Articles: Why Do We Laugh?By Jill Suttie | May 28, 2014
A new book explains what humor is, how things become funny, and why evolution gave us laughter.
Articles: How Your Teen Can Thrive OnlineBy Diana Divecha | March 18, 2014
Two new books look at how the Internet is affecting teens—and what adults can do to help foster a healthy online life for kids.
As we age, we tend to shed family and friends—which can hurt our mental and physical health. How can we design communities for seniors that facilitate social connections?
Three new studies paint a surprisingly complicated picture of the role of mobile devices in our social lives—and suggest steps we can take to make the most of technology.
Articles: Are Some Social Ties Better Than Others?By Juliana Breines | March 11, 2014
Which is more important: your spouse or your Facebook friends? A social psychologist says we need both, for weak ties can make us strong—and sometimes strong ties can make us weak.
The new Pixar film has moved viewers young and old to take a look inside their own minds.
Trying to be happy can be a recipe for unhappiness. But researcher Lahnna Catalino explains how to go about it effectively.
Who gets to be brave? Researcher Cynthia Pury argues that courage is very much in the eye of the beholder.
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