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I Know You Know That Happiness Is Fleeting
But it’s so easy to forget.
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How to Let Go of Pointless Mental Anguish
Aaand done! Releasing the worst-case scenario “truth” I torture myself with.
This Psychologist Is Figuring Out How Your Brain Makes Emotions
“Emotions are not your reactions to your world. They are how you make sense of what’s going on inside your body in relation to the world.”
The Weirdest Thing About How Music Triggers Memories
The music that recalls memories fastest.
Why Frequent Sex Makes for Happier Humans
Cuddle more, says research.
Emotional Swings Make You More Gullible
Why the “good cop, bad cop” routine works.
Heartbreak Looks a Lot Like Drug Withdrawal in the Brain
“The same areas of the brain that were active in the brains of cocaine addicts were active in these people who were heartbroken.”
When Awe Turns Frightening
It’s not all sunsets. It’s also thunderstorms.
Psychologists Think They Found the Purpose of Depression
It can pull you out of the hustle of daily life — and into meaning-making.
Emotions Can Help You Remember Unrelated Things, Too
You remember what you feel.
How to (Kind of) Master Your Neuroticism
Or: How to adapt to your own personality.
6 Ways to Grieve for the Election
What to do with an emotion-stirring, wounding result.
Having Finely Tuned Emotions Will Help You Process Trump’s Win
The richer your vocabulary, the greater your resilience.
The Personality Trait That Makes You Cry at Sad Music
It’s all about how moving you find the song to be.
The Psychological Reason You Care More About This Kid Than Millions of Refugees
The bias against collective suffering.
The Olympic Winners’ Facial Expressions Are a Scientific Mystery
People cover their mouths or touch their faces when they’re overcome with emotion, but researchers still have no idea why.
People With High ‘Emotional Granularity’ Are Better at Being Sad
And why “righteous indignation” is healthier than “anger.”
Teen Music Is Wasted on the Teens
Carly Rae Jepsen makes the perfect pop for adults who are still growing up.
How Watching Reality TV Might Help Bring Out the Best in Us
Understanding the neurological roots of “vicarious embarrassment.”
Why It Feels So Good to Cry in the Shower
Tobias Fünke was on to something.
Smiling Changes How You View the World
Evidence from a new brain-scan study.