Why Lying about Santa Is Good for Your Children

Christmas is a magical time of year, especially for children. Unfortunately, between elaborate Elf on the Shelf staging and fending off questions about Santa,...

How to Make Better Decisions: Look at The Big Picture or...

New research suggests how distancing yourself from a decision may help you make the choice that produces the most benefit for you and others...

Why Mental Health Counseling is Something We Should Support

Despite the growing awareness of mental health and mental health treatment options, counseling is one of those professions where there are still misconceptions and...

The Connection Between Food and Mood

Most probably, you know a little bit about the connection between food and mood, especially if you have noticed that while you are tired...

6 Surprising Facts about Happiness and Music

Happiness and music are more connected that you think! In fact, “happy music” is a widely accepted term in the scientific field. Researchers define...

Using Money to Buy Time Boosts Life Satisfaction

Using money to buy free time, such as paying to delegate household chores like cleaning and cooking, is linked to greater life satisfaction. New research...

Why Your Attitude Is More Important Than Your Intelligence

When it comes to success, it’s easy to think that people blessed with brains are inevitably going to leave the rest of us in...

How Men Can Deal with Cancer Diagnosis

Often the emotional preparation to deal with cancer diagnosis is the toughest test. Any kind of cancer diagnosis is life-changing. There suddenly are many decisions...

8 Facts about Smiling That Will Make You Smile

What makes you smile? A comedy movie, a cheerful song or being surrounded by your friends? There are many things that can bring a...

People Became Less Intelligent, or IQ Tests Are at Fault

A defining trend in human intelligence tests that saw people steadily obtaining higher IQ scores through the 20th century has abruptly ended, a new...

Valuing Your Time More Than Money is Linked to Happiness

Valuing your time more than the pursuit of money is linked to greater happiness, according to new research published by the Society for Personality...

Bad News Comes Easier Without a Buffer

You know you want to end your relationship, but you're nervous and don't want to be hurtful. So you spend the first 10 minutes...

Digital Devices during Family Time Trigger Bad Behavior in Children

Parents who spend a lot of time on their phones or watching television during family activities such as meals, playtime, and bedtime could influence...

Women Survive Crises Better Than Men

Women today tend to live longer than men almost everywhere worldwide -- in some countries by more than a decade. Now, three centuries of historical...

How To Deal with Embarrassing Situations

Feelings of embarrassment can be overcome through mental training. This is the finding of a study published in Springer's journal Motivation and Emotion. By...

Gender Inequality in Willingness to Punish: Who Is More Cruel

A new research measures gender differences in cooperation and punishment behavior. Results showed that men punish more than women, men obtain higher rank, and...

Self Esteem Depends on Other People’s Judgments

Self esteem is often shaped by what other people think of us, according to a new study published in the scientific journal eLife. Researchers from...

Brain Activity Is Inherited

Every person has a distinct pattern of functional brain connectivity known as a connectotype, or brain fingerprint. While individually unique, each connectotype demonstrates both...