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This is How Happiness Has Evolved Over Eight Decades

“What is happiness?” That’s the question an ad in the Bolton Evening News asked back in 1938. The answers to the same questions in 2015 reveal just how much we’ve changed as a society, Yahoo Health reports. In the late 1930s, the top three ...

More Sex Does Not (Necessarily) Equal More Happiness

A sex therapist – and our common sense – might say that having more sex with your partner will strengthen your relationship and make you happier. But that’s not always the case, HealthDay News reports. When married couples, instructed by ...

Bullying Has Profound Long-Term Effects

Being bullied as a kid can have lasting effects that may even exceed being a victim of child abuse, the Los Angeles Times reports. Adults who were bullied as children are almost four times as likely to suffer mental health problems than victims of ...

Do Health Apps Benefit the Healthy?

Health apps on smartphones and laptops are great when you’re trying to achieve certain wellness goals like losing weight and improving your diet, quitting smoking, or being more mindful. But what if you’re already healthy? A new editorial in the ...

Mindfulness May Beat Drugs for Preventing Depression

A regimen of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) could keep depression from recurring, Forbes reports. Among a group of patients with clinical depression, 47 percent of those who took antidepressants relapsed two years after treatment, while ...

Are Grateful People Healthier?

The rewards of offering gratitude may be more than karmic, the Daily Mail reports. Heart patients who are more grateful have fewer markers of inflammation than those assessed as having less-grateful dispositions, a new study led by Paul Mills, ...

Is Laughter Really the Best Medicine?

Go ahead and have a laugh. It’s good for your health. Laughter not only releases endorphins – which can give you feelings of euphoria and fight stress and pain — it also oxygenates the organs and can lead to a greater sense of wellness, ...

Depression and Diabetes Together: A Recipe for Dementia?

Depression and diabetes, already a risk for cognitive decline individually, together may put you at much greater risk for dementia in old age, HealthDay News reports. Having diabetes increases a person’s risk of developing dementia by 15 percent ...

Want Your Kids to be Successful Adults? Teach Them Self-Control

Teaching your kids self-control at an early age could prepare them for success in adulthood, a new study shows. Adults who had high levels of self-control as children are not only more likely to find and keep their current jobs but also spend 40 ...

Parental Stress Tied to Child Obesity

Parents stress levels may contribute to their childrens’ risk of becoming obese, especially girls, Parents reports. Young girls who experience regular family disruption and financial stress through their childhoods are more likely to be overwei...