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Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Let Your Kids be Picky Eaters

Parents who allow their kids to be picky eaters could be setting them up for trouble in adulthood, a new Spanish study suggests. Children who are “neophobic” – that is, they fear trying new things, including food – are more likely to have ...

Being Single and Happy is Possible – If Your Outlook’s Right

People in relationships are happier, on average, than singles, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Finding happiness as a single person may simply be a matter of disposition, HealthDay News reports. Adults are more likely to be happy with the ...

Happiness is Infectious Among Teens, But They Can’t ‘Catch’ Depression

Good news for parents worried about their kids’ social lives: While happiness tends to spread from peer-to-peer, depression stays rooted with the person suffering the symptoms, a new study shows. That also means that parents should encourage kids ...

Could Finding God Make You Happier in Life?

Keeping God – or at least religion – in your life could bode well for your long-term happiness, the Washington Post reports. Out of all forms of social participation studied, from playing sports to volunteering to going back to school, belong...

Psychologists: Violent Video Games Cause Aggression

Violent video games cause increased aggression, if not actual violence, a new report from the American Psychological Association (APA) says. That's something to think about next time your teen fires up the latest Modern Warfare title. Though the ...

Parenthood Can Make People More Unhappy than Divorce or Job Loss

Becoming a new parent can cause a severe dip in your self-rate happiness — even more than difficult life events like divorce or losing your job, the Washington Post reports. Asked to rate their happiness on a scale of one to 10 before and two ...

Questionnaire to Spot Depression Could Become Commonplace

Would you fill out a simple survey to help your doctor diagnose your mental health? The practice could be coming to a doctor’s office near you, HealthDay News reports. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is urging family doctors to give their ...

Travelers Spend Nearly Half Billion Dollars on Wellness Vacations

Have you taken a wellness vacation this recently? If so, you’re not alone, Market Watch reports. In 2013, travelers spent $494 billion on wellness-based travel, according to a new study from the Global Wellness Institute and research firm SRI ...

How You Socialize at Age 20 Could Have Long-Term Effects on Well-Being

Socialization skills in young adulthood can affect the quality of relationships into mid-life, a new study from Rochester University shows. At age 20, the quantity of social interactions matters most, helping growing adults develop the skills ...

Is Too Much Twitter Hurting Kids’ Mental Health?

Parents, it might be time to set boundaries for your kids’ social-media use. Their mental health might depend on it, CBS Atlanta reports. Seventh- through 12th-graders who spend two hours or more on social-networking sites like Twitter, Instagr...