Michael Habschmidit

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What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …


Advice From a Recovered Happiness Junkie

I used to be a happiness junky. Like an addict looking for the next fix I would beg, borrow and steal to get the rush of high that comes with those temporary moments of feeling like you're on top of the world.<p>Enrolling in classes, ingesting endless amounts of affirmations and quotes, and cutting …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

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North Korean hackers 'could destroy cities'

The fact that North Korea has a sizeable capacity for launching hacking attacks outside its borders is not exactly news -- even if the exact …

North Korea

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed By Harvard Study

Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and taking care of yourself physically, financially and emotionally.<p>Thus revealed a recent survey of Harvard’s class of 1980 – with data likely biased to those feeling good enough about their …