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Facebook Envy is a Real Thing

Are you constantly checking status updates on Facebook? You could be risking serious depression, researchers say. CNN reports that people who get feelings of envy when viewing their friends' Facebook updates can end up feeling worse about ...

Smoking is a Stress-Causer, Not a Stress-Reliever

To the extent that people say that smoking is relaxing, it's probably just a case of calming your jitters about getting your next nicotine fix. AFP reports that smokers are 70 percent more likely than nonsmokers to suffer from depression and ...

Economic Stress Blamed for Rise in Suicides

The suicide rate among adults ages 40-64 rose from 15.5 percent per 100,000 people to 18.2 percent per 100,000 between 2005 and 2010, and researchers say that economic problems caused by the extended recession may be the root cause. CBS News ...

Here Are the Symptoms of SAD, and How to Beat It

If you're up to your eyeballs in snow, stuck in the house, and missing that big yellow orb once known as the sun, you may be at risk of the form of depression known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). CNN reports on the signs of SAD and how you ...

Even After 65 Years, Sex is Still Good for Some Senior Couples

Sex is one of the things that gets better with age, the New York Times reports. A study of married Americans ages 57-85 found that while sexual activity tends to wane the longer couples are married, that trend seems to reverse somewhat for ...

Working Out to Prevent Depression

It's pretty well known that exercise can help alleviate depression symptoms, but a new study suggests that staying fit can also have a preventive effect, Time reports. Researchers who studied women ages 42-52 found that those who got 150 minutes ...

Our Words Really Are a Language of Love

Positive emotions like love and happiness are far more represented in the world's languages than negative thoughts, The Atlantic reports. A study of more than 100,000 words in 10 languages found “a universal positivity bias." Sources for words ...

Valentine’s Day Got You Blue? Here’s How to Mend a Broken Heart

Breaking up is hard to do, and it’s not just the emotional impact of losing a former flame that hurts: there are real, biological effects from taking the first train to Splitsville. Luckily, you can speed your journey out of the land of the ...

Here’s How Facebook is Making You Depressed

Want to avoid the Facebook blues? Don’t passively compare yourself to others you see online, a new study from the University of Missouri suggests. "Facebook can be a fun and healthy activity if users take advantage of the site to stay connected ...

Many College Students Saddled with Stress

Sending your baby off to college? They may be less prepared mentally than they let on, a new survey suggests. The New York Times reports that nearly one in 10 incoming college freshmen say they frequently felt depressed during the past year, and ...