Move over dopamine, there’s a new “pleasure” molecule that could broaden our understanding of the chemistry of joy, …
Wishing won’t make it so, but hoping—and knowing how to do it—might
Are we really surprised?
Moving poor families out of low-income neighborhoods doesn’t help increase their wealth, education or job status, but it does offer a different kind of long-term boost: better health and more happiness.
Making changes in your life means not just recognizing how important — even lifesaving — they can be, but having the courage to take action. Here’s how you can get unstuck
Mild psychological distress — even at levels well below the cut-offs for, say, clinical depression or anxiety — appears to put people at higher risk of death, a new study finds
Negative attitudes are known to be detrimental to cardiovascular health, and now a new study finds that having a positive, optimistic outlook can have the opposite effect.
You’ve outgrown the naivete of youth, but you’re not too old to still have fun.
There were no upsets in this year’s Gallup-Healthways survey of Americans’ overall well-being.
Spare a thought for the poor introverts among us. In a world of party animals and glad-handers, they’re the ones who stand by the punch bowl.
National Parks are havens for nature-lovers and those seeking some peace. But after the tragic shooting death of a Mt. Rainier ranger, many continue to question whether guns belong in the parks
In the latest study to link church-going with well-being, researchers find that people who attend religious services regularly are more optimistic and less depressed than their non-religious peers.
A recent survey by psychologist and self-help author Robert Epstein found that 25% of our happiness hinges on how well we’re able to manage stress. The next logical question is, of course, how best can we reduce our stress?