Science

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    If you feel that spending time on social media has made you feel more envious of your friends, you are not alone. They've even coined a word for it:...
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    Find out what happens when happiness experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan act as guinea pigs in their own goal-setting experiment.
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    Researchers have discovered that genuine laughter lights up multiple areas of the brain, and that's a good thing for our long-term health and...
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Rock ’n’ Roll Preschool

Science

When young children make music together, they become kinder and more cooperative.
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Advancing Global Happiness in Dubai

Science

The fifth annual World Government Summit in Dubai brought together leaders and academics to discuss the importance and implementation of global...
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Happy Schools Make Happy Children

Education

When positive psychology comes to the classroom, across the globe, students succeed and thrive.
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World Happiness Report Names Norway Happiest Country in 2017

Science

According to the World Happiness Report, Norway edges out Denmark as World's Happiest Country in 2017. The United States drops one spot to No. 14.
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This Is Your Brain on Humor

Science

Researchers have discovered that genuine laughter lights up multiple areas of the brain, and that's a good thing for our long-term health and...
Person taking notes at a desk.
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Which Kind of Goal Setter Are You?

Positive Psychology

Find out what happens when happiness experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan act as guinea pigs in their own goal-setting experiment.
Young woman looking at her phone with irritated look on her face.
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Is Facebook Making Us More Jealous?

News & Trends

If you feel that spending time on social media has made you feel more envious of your friends, you are not alone. They've even coined a word for it:...
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Face Failure Head On With These Essential Tools

Positive Psychology

If you live in fear of failure, you'll never take the risks necessary to achieve your true potential.
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4 Ideas Shaping the Future of Education

Positive Psychology

Experts in positive psychology share ideas that could change the future of education.
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How You Can Inspire Happiness in Others

Positive Psychology

Happiness researchers Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan discuss their upcoming PBS special, Inspire Happiness.

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