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Hands on Research: The Science of Research

Here, Dacher Keltner elaborates on the cutting-edge research into the ways everyday forms of touch can bring us emotional balance and better health.


Happiness is Being Socially Connected

Network, network, network. Adults in the business world certainly know how important it is to stay connected to their colleagues and peers if they are to have successful careers, but did you know that the number and strength of our social connections are also very important for happiness?


The Power of A Single Hug as A Natural Antidepressant

There is real biological power in the simple act of a hug. It can melt away the stress from a day. It can lend itself to repairing emotional wounds.


Feeling Connected Makes Us Kind

We all know that it feels good to feel connected to other people—indeed, research has even linked social connections to happiness, health, and a longer life. But a recent study suggests that our feelings of connection don’t just make us feel good; they also make us do good.


7 Easy Happiness Boosters According to Harvard Researchers

Each activity listed below not only gives us a quick boost of positive emotions, improving our performance and focus in the moment; but if performed habitually over time, each has been shown to help permanently raise our happiness baseline.


3 Lessons About Happiness Learned From The Biggest Ever Study Into Adulthood

A Harvard scientist has rejected the idea wealth, fame and success can make for a “good life” – and instead argued that strong relationships are what make people happy and healthy.