I'm Not a Child Molester, I Just Play One on TV

For some actors, portraying a person who abuses children can be "a beautiful opportunity." For their audiences, it’s a chance to unpack how much we still don’t understand about the issue.


How Small Talk With Almost-Strangers Profoundly Affects Your Happiness

Research shows weak-tie relationships can be just as important as strong-tie relationships for our mental health.


Is Finland really the happiest country in the world?

For reasons that confound even Finns, the United Nations' 2019 “World Happiness Report” ranked Finland number one — again.


Why New Research Says It’s OK to Stay Single (and Die Alone)

Sociologist Elyakim Kislev argues that we should embrace being single.


'Happiness Is Hard to Find,' Today's Comic by Rob Corradetti

A wolf talks about what his world is like when he's sad.


The Truth About How Much Happiness Money Can Buy

Yes, money helps you like your life, but how much you enjoy it depends on how you get it and how you spend it.


Deciding How Much to Pay for a Cup of Coffee Is About More Than the Price

Whether you make coffee at home or purchase it at a store depends not only on how much money you make but also on what makes you happy.


Having Sex Makes You Think Life Is More Meaningful

“Meaning in life often arises when an individual feels their basic need for belonging is met with someone.”


Don't Buy This: Summer FOMO Will Make You Broke

It's natural to want to have more fun when the weather is warm and the days are long. Here’s how to keep instagram envy from draining your wallet when it seems like everyone else is having a blast.


How to Tell if Your Dog Is Happy

Here are ten things people get wrong about the way Fido feels.


This Is How Much Money People Think You Need to Be Rich

A new survey sheds light on how high your net worth needs to be to feel wealthy. Here's why it's not that simple.


Whining About Work Can Be Good for You, Research Says

Never let anyone tell you that your "negative vibe" is getting the office down ever again.