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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 SuperiorBy Kira M. Newman | May 9, 2016
A new study suggests that happy people avoid the trap of social comparison.
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.
Several exercises to help you make the most of the International Day of Happiness.
Articles: Friends Help Our Health As We AgeBy 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 KinderBy Jill Suttie | January 25, 2016
New research suggests that people who have experienced greater adversity are more empathic.
Articles: Why Parents Sing to BabiesBy Jill Suttie | January 19, 2016
Are we born to sing? New research suggests that music is critical to emotional and social development.
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.
Articles: How Smartphones Are Killing ConversationBy 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 TogetherBy 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.
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 OldBy 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 ApologyBy Christine Carter | November 12, 2015
"I'm sorry" isn't enough—Christine Carter explains what else needs to be said.
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 AgeBy 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 HappinessBy 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 HappyBy Jill Suttie | October 26, 2015
A new cross-cultural study finds that we should pursue stronger social ties, not happiness.
Here’s what we learned from The Science of Happiness 2015 pre-course survey.
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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