Surprisingly Beautiful

Looks matter—but not always in the ways you think.

Beauty

That gorgeous people get preferential treatment is a not-too-pretty fact of life, long attributed to the halo effect. Now there's evidence that beauty and intelligence (and other positive characteristics) go hand in hand.

Happiness

Research on how to increase positive moods and capitalize on your strengths has proliferated in recent years,that  thanks to the positive psychology movement, and has shed light on ongoing insights into personality, mood, and cognition.