How to Know if Your Teen Is Seriously Suicidal

Headaches, insomnia, all-over skin sensations, and drinking alcohol are all danger signs.

Worrying About Dementia

Anxiety is a risk factor for dementia.

After 15 Years, What Does Positive Psychology Teach?

The positive psychology movement is 15 years old. What have we learned?

You Are What You Eat

You brain gets a constant flow of information from your digestive track.

The Secret Reason You Can't Lose Weight

Getting adequate sleep is essential to any diet.

Kids Who Do Chores Flourish

Teaching your kids to be helpful at home could make them happier adults.

Good Reasons to Join the Mindfulness and Yoga Trend

You do have time to meditate--all you need is 12 minutes a day.

People Get Happier—Not Grumpier—With Age

You can expect to be happier after 50, so if it's tough now, just hang tight.

Suicides Can Be Stopped

People who kill themselves think they're doing us a favor. They're wrong.

You Can Help People Feel Appreciated

Truthful, kind feedback helps create a civilized world.

You Can Sound as Powerful as Margaret Thatcher

Imagine that you're powerful, and you may alter your voice in a way that makes you so.

Why We Cry for Joy

Why do we cry for joy or scream at rock stars? The body seems to need to balance the physiological states of strong emotions.

Break Out of Your Bubble

In camp a counsellor thought I was retarded. But really I couldn't hear. Still, I didn't get a hearing aid for another 25 years.

The Essential Question To Ask Any Date

The most important questions aren't answered on dating sites. But you can ask your correspondents directly.

The One Quality We Know Makes People More Attractive

Don't boast too much in an online dating ad--research shows people are looking for humility.

Should You Praise Him for not Being a Jerk?

What do you say when a man wants approval for being decent?

Three Little Birds---on Your Doorstep

Writing down three good things that happened every day teaches us to value simple blessings.

Do You Have A Glam Mom?

Bonding with Mom over beauty activities is fun--unless the two of you compete.

You Can Experience Joy

In my life, I have felt odd joy when I noticed death.

Do You Know Your True Strengths?

Do you think you're a better than average driver? Kinder than other people? Don't count on it.

Are You in the Precariat?

Is your economic life precarious? You belong to the "precariat!"

Act Like You Deserve A Genuis Grant

Creative people are mobile--and end up in cultural centers like New York and San Francisco, but also New Mexico, Alaska and Vermont.

Join A Group to Fight the Blues

Join a sewing group when you're blue--or any group!--though it's the last thing you want to do.

Talk to Your Brother About Helping Your Parents

Daughters do much more caregiving than sons. But your brother may step up if you ask him to.

Don't Say "I"

Saying "I" often is a sign of depression or low status: You're too focused on yourself, instead of looking out. One way to get out of yourself is to write for 15 minutes a day for three days--and then throw your writing away.

Blunt Truths Do Mischief

Be tactful, before you're honest--unless you know you need to speak up more.

Why We Make Stupid Money Choices...and How Monkeys Beat Us

Monkeys love bargains and dislike risk and losses as much as humans do. But they're less likely to follow the crowd, a key investor mistake.

You Can Get Him to Talk!

I tried these questions on the most silent man I ever knew--and he liked it.

Find Lasting Love--Online

What do you need to know to find true love online?

Should You Confess Your Secrets?

In my twenties, I guessed one of my mother's dark secrets. I am not sure that was a good thing.