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  1. science of us
    It’s November, Time to Talk to a PonyKeeping up with the Scottish Nature Prescriptions calendar.
  2. science of us
    Here’s Your Cheat Sheet to HappinessThe most talked-about college course in America isn’t about making money or saving the world. It’s about how to be truly happy. We took it for you.
  3. science of us
    Who Gets Left Out of the Advice to ‘Make Your Own Happiness’A new book argues that the positive psychology movement ignores the life experiences that can make happiness elusive.
  4. science of us
    Fact-Checking That Study on Old Women’s Happiness With My GrandmotherShe’s not buying it.
  5. good news
    Women Are Unhappier Than Men, But Only Until We’re 85!A new study suggests women are happier after their partners have died.
  6. science of us
    Does Happiness Really Make You Healthier? It Depends on Where You LiveA new study makes the case that the effect varies by culture.
  7. ‘Emotional Diversity’ Is More Important Than HappinessAllowing yourself to feel a wide range of feelings may be good for your health.
  8. our selfies ourselves
    Why Michelle Phan Left YouTube to Find ‘True Happiness’Her first YouTube video after going dark in over a year.
  9. Everything We Know So Far About How Facebook Affects Your HappinessIt’s a mixed bag.
  10. Thinking About Happy Memories Can Shut Down Your Body’s Stress ResponseThe science behind a common-sense piece of advice.
  11. A New Theory on Why People Who Exercise Lots Are So Damn Happy All the TimePhysical activity brings a “cascade of positive events” to your life, argues a recent study.
  12. Here’s the Proof Americans Are Just Not As Happy As They Used to BeVIDEO: Sad.
  13. personality
    The 5 Personality Traits That Make for a Better LifeThere are many paths to a good life. Some are just more rigorously studied than others.
  14. happiness
    In 2017, Pursue Meaning Instead of HappinessContribute to something beyond yourself.
  15. self-help
    Status Anxiety About Happiness Is a Dumb American HabitAre you happy enough?
  16. happiness
    Why Danes Think They’re Always The Happiest CountryTrust, welfare, and community seem to be good things.
  17. If You’re Annoyed by Overly Cheerful People, You’ll Like This StudyNew research shows the downside of a permanently happy demeanor.
  18. Yes, Quitting Facebook May Make You HappierIn case you needed more evidence, here’s a study.
  19. You’ll Get Over the Election in About a Week, Says Out-of-Touch StudyYour mood will improve, if not the country.
  20. The Problem With Positive Psychology: You Can’t Always Make Yourself HappyThere’s such a thing as taking too much responsibility for your own happiness.
  21. You’re Not Supposed to Be Happy All the TimeThis sounds incredibly depressing, but doesn’t have to be.
  22. The United States Has the Largest Parental Happiness Gap in the Developed WorldNote to self: Having kids won’t make you happier (in America).
  23. A Happy Relationship Changes the Way You See Other PeopleIt’s called “perceptual downgrading.”
  24. happiness
    To Get Happier, Focus on What Makes You MiserableA counterintuitive rejoinder to America’s get-happy-now craze.
  25. Turns Out There Is Such a Thing As Too Much SexThis just in: Having tons of sex is only fun when you’re in the mood to have it.
  26. The Happiness in Your DNANew research offers a clue on the link between genes and well-being, but let’s not get carried away.
  27. can we live
    Even Brief Moments of Happiness Can Make Death Feel ImminentSometimes women’s hearts just can’t handle happy.
  28. parenting
    The Case for ‘Good Enough’ ParentingNo, you don’t have to raise your kid to be a future CEO.
  29. happiness
    Good News: Unhappiness Won’t Kill You After AllA big new study questions the link between happiness and longevity.
  30. memories
    The Unexpected Charm of Facebook MemoriesIt’s a little wave hello from your past self.
  31. workplace psychology
    Maybe Companies Should Chill on Employee-Happiness ProgramsNotes from a critic of the current happiness “obsession” among businesses and governments.
  32. expectations versus reality
    How Being Optimistic in Your Teens Comes Back to Haunt You in Your 30sSo no one told you life was gonna be this way?
  33. kids today
    Teenagers Are Happier Than Their Parents ThinkParents, as it turns out, are not so great at estimating the happiness of their children.
  34. consumer psychology
    The Psychological Case Against Tasty, Tasty AppetizersDon’t let your appetizer write a check your entree can’t cash.
  35. happiness
    Your Boss Wants You to Be Happier. This Is Not a Good Thing.A new book uncovers the tricky thinking behind the science of employee happiness. 
  36. happiness
    An Interview With the French Author Who Has Happiness Figured OutFrederic Lenoir’s French best seller, Happiness: A Philosopher’s Guide, arrives in America. 
  37. happiness
    Maybe Pain Relievers Numb All Your FeelingsNot just physical pain — positive and negative emotions, too. 
  38. happiness
    The Research That Inspired That $70,000 ‘Minimum Wage’When money does buy happiness. 
  39. happiness
    Here’s an Explanation for the Connection Between Facebook and UnhappinessAnd yes, it does have to do with your friend’s awesome vacation photos.
  40. happiness
    ‘Good Enough’ Is a Smarter Decision StrategySome helpful advice from Gretchen Rubin’s new podcast.
  41. happiness
    Money Makes You Less Sad, But Not More HappyIt makes sense, when you think about it.
  42. relationships
    Married People Are Happier PeopleAnd for extra happy: Marry your best pal. 
  43. empathy
    Happy People Aren’t Always Great at EmpathyThey’re not as emotionally intelligent as they think they are. 
  44. happiness
    Happiness Is Enjoying Your Work, Even If You’re a NobodyAuthor Lionel Shriver hits on some psychological truths in a new essay.
  45. consumer psychology
    When It Comes to Making Choices, Ignorance Really Can Be BlissThe more expertise you think you have, the more likely you are to regret your choice.
  46. positive psychology
    Your Positive Thinking Could Be Holding You BackFantasizing about positive outcomes may make them less likely.
  47. happiness
    How to Trick Yourself Into CleaningBecause you’ll never talk yourself into it. 
  48. Why You Should Let Your Friends Order Your FoodDelegate (some) decisions for a happier life.  
  49. relationships
    Women Hold the Key to Marital Bliss The happier a wife is with her marriage, the happier the husband will be with his life.
  50. Can Happy Street Signs Solve Newark’s Crime Problem?An unprecedented social experiment is about to begin.
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