‘Smiling eyes’ aren’t a perfect gauge of emotions

"Smiling eyes" aren't an automatic way to gauge whether not someone's emotions are genuine, warn researchers.

Byron Spice-Carnegie Mellon • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

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Control may explain money’s grip on happiness

An app called "Track Your Happiness" offers a zoomed-in view of people's emotions and their link to money. The key factor may be control.

Michele Berger-Penn • futurity
Jan. 20, 2021 ~8 min

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Control may explain money’s grip on happiness

An app called "Track Your Happiness" offers a zoomed-in view of people's emotions and their link to money. The key factor may be control.

Michele Berger-Penn • futurity
Jan. 20, 2021 ~8 min

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6 tips for sticking with your New Year’s Resolutions

Research on self-awareness and motivation can help you stick with your New Year's resolutions. Here are six tips to help you keep going.

Michele Berger-Penn • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~9 min

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You’re not alone in eating more comfort food during COVID

A new survey shows that food-secure people didn't change their diets much, but many are turning to more comfort food than usual.

Brad Buck-Florida • futurity
Jan. 6, 2021 ~6 min

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Teaching feelings in preschool can ease teen problems

A preschool enrichment program with a focus on emotional and social skills has positive effects in middle and high school, research finds.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

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Teaching feelings in preschool can ease teen problems

A preschool enrichment program with a focus on emotional and social skills has positive effects in middle and high school, research finds.

Katie Bohn-Penn State • futurity
Dec. 31, 2020 ~8 min

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7 research-based resolutions that will help strengthen your relationship in the year ahead

Psychology studies suggest a variety of ways you can strengthen your bond and increase your satisfaction with your partner.

Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Professor of Psychology, Monmouth University • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~8 min

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How to outsmart your COVID-19 fears and boost your mood in 2021

One medication-free technique uses your emotions to release stress.

Laurel Mellin, Associate Professor Emeritus of Family & Community Medicine and Pediatrics, University of California, San Francisco • conversation
Dec. 28, 2020 ~6 min

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To beat the winter blues, think like a Norwegian

This winter could be especially difficult because of COVID-19, but a researcher who's been studying the "Norwegian mindset" in colder months has a tip.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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