Hidden Sources of Regret

If only I had moved to Boston... If only I had taken that job... If only I had stayed... If only I had left... If only I had married him... These are all regrets I have heard before. Not...

If You Live In Fear of Making a Mistake, Consider This

Why we prefer people who aren't perfect, warts and all. According to a classic study by psychologist Elliot Aronson, making mistakes can make us more likable. In fact, people who never make mistakes are perceived...

A Cure for FOMO

When you scroll less, you live more. "Chill out. It's not realistic to expect to be invited to everything." These words of wisdom were not from a sage but from my 14-year-old daughter in response...

What Does Your Favorite Ice Cream Flavor Say About You?

A survey commissioned by Breyers’ ice cream found that your favorite flavor of ice cream gives the scoop on your personality. Researchers find strawberry lovers are usually the first to find love. On average, strawberry...

Why Chasing Happiness Can Make You Unhappy

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We are constantly reminded of the benefits of being happy: Happy people are more successful, have better sex, have more friends, have better bodies—the list goes on. While evidence supports the overall benefits of...

CAN A WALK IN THE PARK INCREASE WELL-BEING?

“In happiness, as in so many other things, location is key.” According to research, a location that maximizes proximity to the natural world is one of the best ways to maximize well-being. Studies show a...