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Make Your Bed, Change Your Life?
People who make their beds are happier and more successful than those who don't (like me). Here's why.
The Surprising Reason Why We're Not Happier
"Why aren't I happier?" is a question I often ask myself, and now I have the answer: Evolution is to blame.
The Fastest Way to Get Kids to Stop Crying
Crying kids are a perennial source of stress to parents, but they've also become a topic of serious scientific study.
One More Thing for Parents to Worry About
A new worry has been added to parents' already overflowing roster of anxieties: Are they a "childist" and just don't know it?
New Book Reveals Secret to Happiness
Being happy is hard—which is why I was excited to get a copy of Amy Spencer's book Bright Side Up.
Many people face prejudice, from ethnic
minorities to the overweight. But recent studies have identified a few
new targets of discrimination: Take, for example, atheists.
Are men funnier than women? That, at least, is the stereotype. But now a scientific study has tackled this question in all seriousness and come to some surprising conclusions.