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How to build social bonds to promote well-being

Strong, healthy relationships are important throughout your life. Your social ties with family members, friends, neighbors, coworkers, and others impact your mental, emotional, and even...

Harmful partnerships: When someone you love is abusive

Abuse can be difficult to see, especially when it’s in your own relationship. It can start slowly, and it’s not always physical. You may not...

Ray Dalio: Why You Should Try Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental Meditation (TM) is a form of silent, mantra meditation advocated by the Transcendental Meditation movement. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi created the technique in India in...

It’s not easy being your brain

“I think, therefore I am” has been a kind of human slogan ever since the 17th-century French philosopher René Descartes wrote his famous phrase. But...

How to have more successful conversations for salary negotiation or job promotion

Negotiating a salary increase or a job promotion ranks high on the list of hard conversations to have at work, and it doesn’t get...

How to reduce loneliness, according to science

Free time is sometimes idealized, but research shows free time can sometimes be unhealthy by increasing loneliness. Scientists from Penn State and elsewhere found that...

This 5-minute breath training could improve your exercise tolerance

Despite the myriad known benefits of exercise, many middle-aged and older adults struggle to meet physical activity recommendations. Scientists found that five minutes of daily...

Wait — what if Will Smith was just being a man

A Harvard psychologist explains the biology behind Will Smith's behavior when he struck Chris Rock onstage at Sunday night's Oscars. Following the “slap heard round...

Ray Dalio: These personality traits can lead to success

Ray Dalio is the founder of the world's biggest hedge fund firm, Bridgewater Associates, which manages $154 billion. As a successful investor and businessman, he knows...

How to stay motivated – or make peace without it

Distraction is everywhere. From endless emails to countless meetings, it can easily zap motivation. Ongoing research shows there are ways to protect motivation, and maybe even...