Psychology

Money only buys happiness for a certain amount

Money only buys happiness for a certain amount

There is an optimal point to how much money it takes to make an individual happy, and that amount varies worldwide, according to research...
5 Ways to Protect Your Memory from Dementia

5 ways to protect your memory from dementia

Over time, small behaviors can do big things for your brain. Read on for a healthy memory toolkit. Many middle-aged adults are concerned about developing...
An easy way to beat stress

An easy way to beat stress and build a healthier life

Ten minutes of conscious breathing every day can transform your ‘fight or flight’ reactions. Here’s what to do. Stress is something that we can’t entirely...
Childhood family environment linked with relationship quality 60 years later

Childhood family environment linked with relationship quality 60 years later

Growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one’s 80s, according to new research...
When your attention shifts, your brain 'blinks'

When your attention shifts, your brain ‘blinks’

'Mind's eye blink' proves 'paying attention' is not just a figure of speech When your attention shifts from one place to another, your brain blinks. The...
5 Ways to Keep Your Memory Sharp

5 ways to keep your memory sharp

The way you live, what you eat and drink, and how you treat your body affect your memory as well as your physical health...
Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Mindfulness can change brain structure and reduce social stress

Meditation is beneficial for our well-being. This ancient wisdom has been supported by scientific studies focusing on the practice of mindfulness. However, the words "mindfulness"...
How child abuse can alter the adult brain

How child abuse can alter the adult brain

Child abuse and other traumatic childhood experiences may alter the brain, making the effects of trauma last into adulthood. The long-lasting effects may be due...
How to deal with anxiety

How to deal with anxiety

It’s not uncommon to hear someone say “This gives me anxiety!” when experiencing something that makes them feel nervous or uncomfortable. But feeling nervous and...
Gratitude and shared laughter strengthen romantic partnerships

Gratitude and shared laughter strengthen romantic partnerships

For years, we've heard authors, inspirational speakers, and even our parents attribute happiness to "the little things," and Sara Algoe couldn't agree more. "It's the...