UCLA has established a new institute dedicated to studying and promoting kindness.
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Worldwide, people's reports of negative emotions — including sadness, worry and stress — reached a record high in 2017, according to a new survey.
The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years.
Last year was not a good one for Americans' happiness — a record number of states saw declines in their residents' well-being, according to a new poll.
Here are eight interesting things we learned in 2017 about the factors that may influence happiness and lower your odds of stress and depression.
After three years of improvement, the well-being of Americans ticked downward in 2017, according to a new poll, though some demographics were spared.
Bad moods and sadness are a normal, and even a useful and adaptive part of being human, helping us cope with many everyday situations and challenges.
Despite the intangible sadness that imbues the face of "Mona Lisa," she is unquestionably smiling, a new small study suggests.
Despite the popularity of horoscopes, most people don't really want to know their futures, a new study from Europe suggests.
This year, researchers have explored these questions and more, delivering fascinating insights into human nature. Here are eight of the most intriguing stories on human nature from this year.
Once women hit age 60, those who are married and those who have never been married are equally happy, new research finds.
Eating fruits and vegetables can make you healthier in the long run. But also, they may help you feel happier, in much less time.