It’s high time we put the most enduring myths about human behavior to bed, and see the mind—and the world—as it is.
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The science of well-being
Mark Holder, Ph.D.
Does having children increase or decrease a parent's happiness? Research suggests that it depends on where you live, and that the U.S. may be a particularly bad place for parents.
Money really can buy happiness, if you spend it right. Research has identified three ways that spending your income can lead to greater happiness.
We know that what we eat impacts our physical health. But what about our psychological health? How does what we eat impact our happiness?
Positive emotions are good for our health. Research shows that happiness increases the effectiveness of the immune system, including protecting us from the common cold and the flu.
Can positive psychology researchers really measure happiness? Here are five ways they try.
Positive psychology research consistently shows that happiness is linked to longevity even after accounting for initial health, obesity and socio demographic factors.
Is positive psychology just the confirmation of the obvious? No it isn't! Here are six research findings about happiness that will surprise you.
Here are 5 simple and powerful ways to improve the quality of your relationships with family, friends and romantic partners starting right now.
Psychopaths tend to get what they want and feel no remorse. However, they have superficial relationships characterized by lies and manipulation. So are they happy?
Happy Holidays? Here are 10 science-based ways to increase your happiness over the holidays.
Following the election, Republicans might seem happier than Democrats. Research shows that Republicans are usually happier—even when they lose.
With over 5000 articles released on happiness every month, where do you start? What's the first step to increasing your happiness?
Mark Holder, Ph.D., leads a research team at the University of British Columbia dedicated to understanding and enhancing happiness.