The Good in Feeling Bad

Not all negative emotions are bad for you. Plus, greeting obstacles with joy, pain but not suffering, nastiness and what matters to us.

Turning Poison Into Medicine

By Alex Lickerman M.D.

Why we should greet obstacles with joy

Envy Can Be Nasty

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.

But it can be a useful signal of what matters to us.

Why There's Pain in Happiness

By Meg Selig

Strangely, happiness requires pain—but not suffering.

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