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...
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Rethinking The Winter Blues

In medical school I was taught to look out for Seasonal Affective Disorder, SAD, during the cold dark months. I expected my patients’ depression to worsen and for the winter blues to set in....

Master The Art of Small Talk

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While it’s fine to talk about the weather, quality conversations that deepen your understanding of another person or topic are more gratifying and meaningful. People who engage frequently in such conversations are happier than...

Help! Climate Change Is Stressing Me Out

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The health of the planet is deeply connected to our mental health. While people who are directly affected by environmental disasters and climate change are at the greatest risk of developing mental-health problems, many...
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