“Oh Gosh, I look awful today! My hair is a mess, my face is terrible, and this outfit is hideous.” Unfortunately for Alicia, this self-deprecating conversation has become somewhat of a daily ritual. As she draws closer to her reflection, squinting her eyes to inspect the right side of her face, she can’t help but… Read more!
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A typical sunny Saturday afternoon. You’re just sitting down at your desk to get started on that pile of weekend homework when you get a call from your best friend. “Everyone is going over to swim at Josh’s house right now,” she says excitedly. “We need to go! Get your swimsuit on and meet me… Read more!
A true story contributed by Caitlyn Robbins: Throughout middle school, I was best friends with a very ambitious, very talented girl. As her ever present side-kick, I followed her many places. One spring, I even followed her on stage for our school talent show. I voiced my doubts, but she said that she could absolutely… Read more!
Shauna and Nathan had a blast on their date, but then one small misunderstanding at the end of the evening seemed to ruin the entire experience. In fact, the next day, Shauna called the whole thing a bust! How can one negative experience dominate an entire night of positive experiences? Why does bad overpower good?… Read more!
The Economic and Social Research Council released a new study (pdf) that directly links unhealthy behaviors in children to unhappiness. Surveying more than 40,000 households in the United Kingdom, the Economic and Social Research Council discovered a number of key factors that could help social agencies, parents, and schools more adequately prepare children for healthier… Read more!
The poorest people in China are very happy, not because of their current circumstances but because of the hope and optimism that have for a happier future. As it turns out, those rose-colored glasses everyone tries to get you to take off are actually good for your health and happiness. According to a recent study… Read more!
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