Articles based on research and current thinking about mood, happiness, understanding, anger, depression, grief, and emotions


Why Is It That Some People Can Think Themselves Happy?

Some people stand out like a ray of sunlight. They’re good-natured. Their happiness is visible and contagious. When you’re near them, you feel a little better, too. Could this be a learnable skill? These four tactics might help.

The Super Anti-aging Ingredient, Resveratrol

If you love drinking wine and grape juice or eating grapes, you could be behind your peers--in biological age, that is. Resveratrol, a compound found in the skin of grapes, helps slow the aging process.

The Return of the Spider Plant

When the indoor air makes you wheeze, you can spend $300 to $1000 for an HEPA air purifier. It will add a level of noise, take up space, and probably look ugly, too. Or maybe it’s time to remember the quietly elegant and useful spider plant.

Keep Your Voice Young and Strong Forever

How old is Morgan Freeman’s voice? How can Julie Andrews still mimic a teenager? Morgan and Julie prove good voices don’t have to grow old.

The Unjournal… Where You’re Most Present by Being Absent

You mindfully eat a strawberry and observe how it tastes to you. You write a gratitude journal and note, “I am grateful that I…” You embrace self-care and vow, ”I’ll do more for me.” Maybe this is not always the path to bliss.