Psychology

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Have you found meaning in life? Your answer influences your health and well-being

A new study examines meaning in life and its relationship with physical, mental and cognitive functioning.

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Comedian Maz Jobrani on noticing the good in his life

How writing down three good things every day helped the stand-up see the positive in life.

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How gratitude can help you bounce back from setbacks

It's not just for Thanksgiving — gratitude can help us overcome thought patterns hardwired in our brains.

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If dogs could talk

How we interact with pit bulls sheds light on the ways we reproduce social inequality, says Katja Guenther.

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How to have better conversations with friends, family — or anyone

Hate small talk? Find yourself having the same arguments? Some tips to make things better this holiday season.

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Daylight Saving Time saves no one

Changes to time, and routine, can mess with our sleep. That doesn't just hurt our physical health — it makes us lonely.

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Body image concerns are universal

A new app helps researchers understand the true extent of our insecurities.

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Kids these days

Humanity has been complaining about ‘kids these days’ across cultures and generations for at least 2,600 years.

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Using stimulants to cram for exams ruins sleep and doesn't help test scores

Students looking to gain an academic edge by taking Adderall and other stimulants will find it backfires.

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Advice for introverts: fake it, and you'll be happier

Research suggests the happiest introverts may be extraverts.

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