You’re in the middle of a conversation, about to chime in but then…you totally blank. A conversation that should have flowed easily turns awkward, your conversation partner looks at you like you’re an
There's a disorder that makes it impossible to feel pleasure, and scientists are just beginning to understand how it works
In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, scientists stimulated the brains of rats to induce feelings of anhedonia, helping to explain how the phenomenon arises in the brain. Hopefully, this
Had a bad day or feel down in the dumps? Tired of trying to think yourself out of your bad mood all to no avail? Check out these 7 scientifically proven ways to be happier. 1. Exercise Although we've heard
There are ways to get that serene, lying-on-the-beach feeling, even if the beach is far, far away. We love to travel because it’s that addictive combination of exciting, interesting, surprising, and, relaxing.
A new study redeems a remarkably successful canvassing approach that was rocked by scientific fraud last year. In early 2015, a team of 56 volunteers knocked on the doors of conservative voters in Miami,
Meet your new resolution. New Year's resolutions often focus on improving physical health, but what if you focused on mental health this year? While the culture at large often dismisses mental self-care,
A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes per
Who is the happiest man in the world? If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up. Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest
Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it's taken hold
Like most everyone else, you probably have a few big dreams or secret plans. So why aren't you pursuing them? Your knee-jerk answer is probably something to do with your circumstances -- the time is not
Freezing temperatures, killer parasites, toxic chemicals: The plight of honey bees is getting worse in many parts of the world and no one seems to know precisely why. This past winter was one of the worst
Smoke like a chimney, work like a horse, eat without thinking, go for a walk only in really pleasant company. Certain people find everything boring. I discovered that nature was constructed in a wonderful
When people ask me what I do for a living and I reply, "I'm a travel blogger," I can pretty much see the confusion in their faces. They're thinking, How can a blog make money? Isn't that just a hobby?
Because Mercury's orbit is so tight, its transit is more common than the twice-in-a-century transit of Venus. But it's still a rare event, and the planet won't travel between our star and planet again