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Does a Meaningful Life Help You Live Longer?

Taking the holidays to reflect on what a wonderful, meaningful life you have could help you live longer, HealthDay News reports. People who report having a strong sense of purpose and meaning in their lives have lower risk of heart disease and live ...

Teach Children Forgiveness with Apologies

Want to teach your young children forgiveness? Start by practicing your apologies, a new study from the University of Virginia suggests. It’s the kind of behavior that’s common among adults: If someone hurts you, you’re more likely to be ...

American Workers Feel Rosy About Financial and Physical Health

Americans’ outlook on their financial and physical well-being is on the upswing, the latest report from the Principal Financial Well-Being Index finds. Just 4 percent of workers rate themselves as physically unhealthy, while 52 percent believe ...

Like Fine Wine, Well-Being Improves with Age

Americans approaching retirement age and beyond have better well-being than their younger counterparts, CBS News reports. Adults over age 55 score higher in nearly all measures of well-being, including financial health, community health, physical ...

Want to be a Better Person? Here’s How

You can become a better, more ethical person simply by changing the way you think about the decisions you make, new research suggests. Before making a potentially unethical decision, think about a time that you behaved unethically in the past. In ...

Why You Should Never Be a Helicopter Parent

The results are in: Being an overbearing, always-in-close-proximity “helicopter parent” isn’t very good for your kids. And not even love can make up for the negative effects of this parenting style, a new study from Brigham Young University ...

Babies Create More Work for Parents – But Not Equally

A new baby’s arrival changes the household dynamic for both mom and dad, but even in highly educated, two-career households moms shoulder more of the burden, a new study from Ohio State University says. The research highlights how the gender ...

Rethink Your Deadlines to Solve Procrastination

Want to stop procrastinating? Think of your goals in terms of days, not months or years, a new study from the University of Michigan suggests. People who think about future commitments like weddings or a work presentation in terms of days instead ...

Parents: Put the Phone Down at the Playground

Watching your children play at the playground may not be the most exhilarating time in the world, but try to keep your phone in your pocket. Kids are more likely to get injured while you’re playing around with your smartphone, new research ...

What Are the Odds of Smoking Killing You? About 67 Percent

Everyone will die of something eventually, but if you're a smoker you probably already know what will kill you. Newser reports that Australian researchers estimate that smokers who never quit have a 67-percent chance of dying from a smoking-rel...