Why Rilke’s words still resonate (and appear in ‘Jojo Rabbit’)

An expert on Rainier Maria Rilke offers his take on why the Austrian poet and novelist's words resonate, particularly in films like the new "Jojo Rabbit."

James Devitt-NYU | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: featured society-and-culture emotions literature movies poetry writing

Lay counselors help kids in East Africa cope with trauma

Lay counselors successfully helped children in East Africa cope with grief and stress following the death of a parent, a new study shows.

U. Washington | Jan. 23, 2020 | futurity
~8 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health emotions kenya tanzania therapy trauma

US political division has outpaced other democracies

Political polarization in the US has gotten worse over the last four decades at a faster rate than in other major democracies, researchers find.

Jill Kimball-Brown | Jan. 21, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions journalism politics race-and-ethnicity religion trends united-states

Interactive map shows the 13 emotions music makes us feel

Check out the interactive map to see the 13 emotions that music elicits. "Music is a universal language..."

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley | Jan. 7, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions maps music

Fearless kids may develop more callous traits

Two studies shed light on kids with callous-unemotional traits, characterized by a lack of empathy, guilt, and reduced sensitivity to others' emotions.

Michele Berger-Penn | Jan. 6, 2020 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine childrens-health emotions fear preschoolers social-lives

5 nutrients that can boost your mood

Do you feel down during the winter? Dieticians have pointers for how the right kind of nutrients in food can boost your mood.

U. Michigan | Dec. 26, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine emotions food seasons

Political events take an emotional toll on young doctors

Political events in the last few years have affected young doctors' moods as much as some of their most stressful training, new research finds.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan | Dec. 26, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: society-and-culture emotions journalism physicians politics stress

‘Warm glow’ drives more charity than altruism

Charity appeals that focus on donor emotions work better than that focus on the desire to help, research finds.

Jack Wang- U. Chicago | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: uncategorized charity communication emotions money rhetoric

Women need support for emotions in high-risk pregnancies

Sixteen women in the hospital for high-risk pregnancies revealed that "they did not receive explicit advice on how to cope, think positive, or calm down."

Megan Schumann-Rutgers | Dec. 17, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine emotions pregnancy premature-babies stress

Your personality traits can change with some work

Personality traits are stable predictors of things like income and happiness, but they can also change with effort and experience, researchers say.

Karen Nikos-UC Davis | Nov. 27, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology emotions personality social-lives

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