Emotional Wellness

Emotional Wellness
Why Conflict Resolution Is Easy for Some Couples
How well couples move on after an argument is closely tied to how securely attached one or both partners were to their caregivers as an infant, a study suggests.
‘Idealizing’ Your Spouse Makes an Ideal Marriage
According to a new study, people who idealized their partners when they got married -- and saw primarily only their good qualities -- were more likely to still be happy with their mate three years later.
Facebook Boosts Self-esteem
If you’re feeling a little blue, don’t look into a mirror, but take a gander instead at your Facebook page, which may give you a boost in self-esteem.
Women Feel Guiltier About Today’s ‘24/7’ Jobs
A new study shows women feel more distressed than men about dealing with after-hour emails and phone calls from the office.
Fire Walking Ritual Gives Clues to How People Bond
The hearts of people who perform the daring feat of fire walking beat in sync with loved ones watching them complete the ceremony.
Energy Boost From the Color Red?
A new study suggests seeing the color red makes muscles move faster and with more force, a finding that could have important implications in sports and other activities where a quick burst of energy is needed.
Magic Mushrooms Drug Shows Promise as Therapeutic Tool
Psilocybin, a powerful psychoactive substance derived from magic mushrooms, can safely be used in a controlled setting to help people have positive and often life-altering experiences, a new study shows.
'Cyberstalking': Worse Than in-Person Harassment?
Due in large part to its 24/7, global presence, "cyberstalking" appears to cause its victims more stress and trauma than in-person stalking, according to a leading psychologist's observations.
Men vs. Women: Personality Traits Similar, but Job Success Differs
Men and women who share personality traits have sharply different success rates at work, a study shows.
Resisting Temptation May Not Get Easier With Age
Children who have a hard time passing up one cookie now with the promise of more later will probably have just as hard a time resisting temptation as adults, according to a new study.
Optimism May Be Partly in Your Genes
Ever wonder why some people immediately see the bright side of just about any situation and seem to make friends wherever they go? Turns out, it may be in their genes. The findings appear online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Twitter Tracks Mood Swings
Twitter may tell us a whole lot more than whether or not actors Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are really on the rocks or what reality TV star Kim Kardashian had for lunch. All of this twittering may actually give researchers a glimpse into moods and mood patterns across the globe.
Magic Mushroom Drug Has an 'Anti-Aging Effect' on Personality
Psilocybin, the drug in “magic mushrooms,” helps many people become more open, creative, and curious after they take a single high dose, a new study shows.
Happy People Live Longer?
Could happiness be the key to a long, or at least longer, life? Maybe, researchers say.
Why the Sound of Fingernails on a Chalkboard Irks You
The mere thought of fingernails scratching a chalkboard can be enough to set some people on edge. Now, a new study may help explain why.
Body Language Reveals ‘Empathy Gene’
A new study suggests empathetic body language and behavior are linked to a genetic variation associated with sociability.
Weight Gain, Need to Be Nice Are Holiday Season Gripes
A survey shows that worry over weight gain and the need to be nice are among the 10 things Americans dread the most during the holiday season.
Contagious Yawns May Show Social Bonds
A new study suggests yawning after someone else yawns may be a sign of social empathy and emotional bonds between family and friends.
Happiness Declining Among Twitter Users
Twitter users may be less happy than they used to be, say University of Vermont scientists.
Grief May Boost Heart Attack Risk
A person who is mourning the death of someone close is at greater risk of suffering a heart attack in the days immediately following the loss and for up to a month afterward, a new study shows.
TV Breakups: When a Show Ends, Fans May ‘Mourn’
Fans of a TV show may experience distress when the show ends and they can no longer watch a favorite character, a study shows.
City Life Affects Brain's Response to Stress
The brains of people who live in cities react more strongly to stress than those who live in small towns and rural areas, a new study shows.
Dieters Tend to Overeat When Stressed
If you diet a lot, you may be more likely to overeat in times of stress than people who don't diet a lot, a new survey suggests.
Are Doctors Showing Enough Empathy?
Even some of the most highly trained doctors routinely fail to provide a critical component of care to their patients -- empathy, a new analysis shows.
Breath Tests Show Many Fans Exit Stadium Drunk
Upwards of 40% of people who attend professional baseball or football games leave the stadium with a positive blood alcohol level and 8% leave legally drunk, a new study suggests.

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