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Longing for Nostalgia

Living in the past isn't a good thing, but feeling a little nostalgic can give you a boost. Along with improving mood, feeling the pull of yesteryear can give life more meaning, as well as counter negativity and loneliness. Even marketing and brand managers tug at collective heartstrings when they use nostalgia to sell their wares.

Your "Flashbulb" Memories

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

Memories of your past can become distorted—but there’s a way to keep it real.
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The Power of Savoring

By Hal McDonald Ph.D.

Does paying close attention to the present fuel nostalgia for it in the future?

Can Bad Weather Make Us Feel Nostalgic?

By Geoff Haddock Ph.D.

Research shows how adverse weather increases nostalgia, with positive effects.
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Are You Experienced?

By Lawrence R. Samuel Ph.D.

Owning things is giving way to doing things as a priority.