Work-life balance: what really makes us happy might surprise you

Tipping the scales away from work may not be the wisest way to recalibrate your work-life balance.

Lis Ku, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, De Montfort University • conversation
Sept. 22, 2021 ~7 min

Child-free adults are just as happy as parents

Separating child-free adults (those who chose not to have children) from other types of nonparents reveals they're just as happy.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
June 16, 2021 ~4 min

Child-free adults are just as happy as parents

Separating child-free adults (those who chose not to have children) from other types of nonparents reveals they're just as happy.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
June 16, 2021 ~4 min

Is there a happiness equation? Here's how we're trying to find out

Happiness is different for everyone in ways that scientists don't understand – yet.

Robb Rutledge, Honorary Associate Professor, UCL • conversation
May 20, 2021 ~6 min

Without context, happy screams sound like fear

We're pretty good at discerning different emotions that underlie screams. Except for happy screams, which, without context, we may mistake for fear.

Carol Clark-Emory • futurity
March 31, 2021 ~7 min

Nofap: can giving up masturbation really boost men's testosterone levels? An expert's view

A growing online movement believes that giving up masturbation can make us happier and boost our testosterone levels.

Daniel Kelly, Senior Lecturer in Biochemistry, Sheffield Hallam University • conversation
March 29, 2021 ~7 min

Where money plays little role, people are very happy

People in places with less monetization report remarkable happiness, research finds. This upends assumptions about economic output and well-being.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Feb. 9, 2021 ~6 min

Happiness: why learning, not rewards, may be the key – new research

Receiving a pay raise will make you feel happier only if it was bigger than what you had expected. Why? Because it helps you learn.

Robb Rutledge, Assistant Professor in Psychology, Yale University • conversation
Feb. 1, 2021 ~7 min

‘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
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

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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