Psychology

Pursuing happiness may cause depression—if you are from the UK or USA

In a new study, researchers found that focusing too much on the need to enjoy experiences may be contributing to depressive symptoms. They suggest that...

Don’t work harder, work smarter

We need to stop believing people need to work harder to be productive and instead think about how we can work smarter, says Associate...

These common behaviors could reduce pain, new study shows

In a new study, researchers found that people who engage in altruistic behaviors (extending kindness to others without expecting anything in return) feel less...

Your personality determines how you experience pain – and it’s the same with your...

Would you brush off a serious injury as “just a scratch”? Perhaps you’re the opposite and a stubbed toe is unbearable. Anyone who follows sports...

These personality traits linked to lower dementia risk

In a recent study from the American Institutes for Research in Washington, D.C., researchers found that older people who were calm, mature and energetic high schoolers...

Strained family relationships may strongly harm your health

In a new study, researchers found that strained relationships with parents, siblings, or extended family members may be more harmful to people's health than...

Practicing gratitude may help lower blood pressure

Before the feast begins, everyone around the table shares something that makes them feel grateful. It's a Thanksgiving tradition in many U.S. families, but you...

Despite what you might think, sexting isn’t just about sex

Let's talk about sext. Sexting is extremely common among adults—but maybe not for the reasons you think. In a new study, researchers found that two-thirds of...

Sleep deprivation may be more harmful than we thought

In a new study, researchers found that sleep deprivation affects health much more than prior theories have suggested. This one of the largest sleep studies...

Dogs really can chase away loneliness

Feeling lonely? A dog may help. Our research out today confirms what many dog owners already know: dogs are great companions that can help you...

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