Our Brains on Love

Have you ever wondered what happens in our brains during a surge of affection? Why do we remember all the minute details of our first dates? Our brains do react to love, and current research looks at some interesting facts about our brains when they ...

Mar 11

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage


Being Grateful Will Make You Happier

Our expectations change the way we feel about things. They craft our moods and subsequent reactions to things. Studies show being grateful is a conscious choice people can make, and if they do choose to be grateful, they will be happier for it.

Mar 10

Categories: Empathy, Happiness


How to Be a Better Spender

Practicing smart restraint may feel tough to us, a generation brought up on a collective consumerist culture. Hopefully, this advice, gleaned from experts in marketing and psychology research, will help us become smarter, happier spenders.

Dec 20

Categories: Happiness, Other


With Thanks in the Brain

What happens in your brain when you experience gratitude? A study last year set out to determine the neural correlates of gratitude using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Nov 26

Categories: Happiness


Can money buy happiness? Consider debt first!

Money can lead to happiness, but how much debt one has should also be considered in the money-happiness equation, according to a new a study from Purdue University.

Oct 29

Categories: Happiness


The Science of a Happy Family - Leisure Time

Family fun often means new activities and destinations but a new study suggests leisure time spent at home in familiar pastimes may be a better route to happiness.

Oct 19

Categories: Family Problems, Happiness


Do Singaporeans work too hard?

Singapore has one of the longest working hours in the world, clocking in 88 hours every two work weeks. At the same time, its people are unhappy, citing a lack of work-life balance and stress.

Oct 17

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues


Forcing positive thoughts won't make you happy

All people, at times, fill up with grief, spill over with joy, or tremble with anger. Most of us are taught early on to manage these emotions by sharing and reveling in the positive ones, while repressing or apologizing for the negative ones. Either ...

Oct 11

Categories: Happiness


Laugh and Live Longer

A vast new study finds that a sense of humor lowers mortality rates, especially for women. Women with a strong sense of humor were found to live longer in spite of illness, especially cardiovascular disease and infection. Mirthful men seem to be ...

Oct 4

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...


Oxytocin Enhances Spirituality, New Study Says

Oxytocin has been dubbed the "love hormone" for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research from Duke University suggests the hormone may also support spirituality.

Sep 23

Categories: Happiness, Mindfulness, Spirituality


What Should You Choose: Time or Money?

Given the choice between more time or more money, which would you pick? For a beach vacation, you might pay more for a direct flight to gain a couple of extra hours getting sand between your toes. On the other hand, you might take a better-paying ...

Sep 20

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance


UCI study links selfies, happiness

Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine.

Sep 16

Categories: Happiness


The Golden Years - 5 Ways to Ensure a Happy and Healthy Retirement

After a lifetime of hard work, thousands of baby boomers are retiring in record numbers across the globe. Like any life transition, embarking on the transition from working life to retirement can be wrought with challenges and stressors, especially ...

Sep 14

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness


It's possible to learn to be more optimistic

Optimists have good reason to be optimistic – research tells us that their sunny outlook means that they are likely to live longer, healthier, happier lives compared with others who have a habit of seeing a darker future ahead. This has led ...

Sep 9

Categories: Happiness


Keeping the Fire burning: Sex Over Time

Most people in a romantic relationship yearn for a passionate sex life. At the beginning of the relationship - the heady honeymoon phase, the days of early elation - passionate sex usually comes easily. Alas, over time routine sets in with the wear ...

Sep 3

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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