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Can Your Smartphone Be Your Shrink?

A new generation of smartphone apps is designed to monitor your moods and alert your doctor of signs of depression and other mood disorders, the Wall Street Journal reports. An app developed by Ginger.io, Inc., for example, measured risk of ...

Every Weekend is a Happy Holiday

How much do you love Saturdays? For many Americans, the penultimate day of the weekend yields about as much happiness as big holidays like Christmas and New Years, according to a Gallup poll. Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index data shows that 63 ...

Comfort Food May Not Make You Feel Better

If you are making your emotions your excuse for indulging in unhealthy "comfort food," consider this: a study conducted for NASA found that people felt no better eating comfort food than any other food. The New York Times reported Dec. 15 that in ...

How Not to Hate the Holidays

It may be "the most wonderful time of year" for some, but it's surprisingly easy to get down at the holidays. Separation from family, the pressure to purchase gifts, sad memories of loved ones who have passed on -- even cold weather and lack of ...

The Joy of Giving

Are you making a list, checking it twice? Holiday gift-giving doesn't just make the people in your life happy, it also may improve your own wellbeing, NerdWallet reported Dec. 17. Research shows that the act of giving makes you happy, so much so ...

Don’t Let Technology Short Circuit Your Relationships

Texting at the dinner table or while hanging out with friends may be rude, but burying your head in your devices while you are supposed be having quality time with your significant other could damage your relationship, Today reported Dec. 5. The ...

Depression Most Common Among Women Ages 40-59

Major depression strikes about 8 percent of Americans over age 12, with the highest rate being among middle-aged women, NBC News reported Dec. 3. The depression rate among women ages 40-59 is 12 percent, according to data from the National Center ...

Fructose May Change Stress Response

Fructose seems to alter how the brain responds to stress and could make depression and anxiety worse among teens who consume large amounts of the sweetener, which is commonly found in processed food, researchers say. Fox News reported Nov. 18 ...

How to Buy Happiness

The relationship between money and happiness has less to do with how much you have than what you do with what you have. To get the most wellbeing bang for your buck, Health.com recommends: Spend your money on experiences, not things. Don't ...

Greet Each New Day with Hope and a Plan

Want to get your day off to a better start? Here are some ways to get yourself mentally ready to face the world even if you aren't a morning person, from Fox News: visualize how you want your day to play out make a step-by-step list of what ...