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Curiosity Leads Us to Seek Out Unpleasant, Even Painful, Outcomes

Curiosity is a powerful motivator--so powerful that it can lead us to choose potentially painful and unpleasant outcomes with no apparent benefits, even when we could avoid these outcomes altogether. ... More>

Spending That Fits Personality Can Boost Well-Being

Analyses of nearly 77,000 actual bank transactions in the UK suggest that money may actually buy happiness when your purchases fit your personality traits. ... More>

Long-Term Pot Use Linked to Financial, Social Problems in Midlife

People who smoked cannabis frequently, and over many years, ended up in a lower social class than their parents, with less skilled jobs than non-regular cannabis smokers, longitudinal data show. ... More>

Most people aren’t resilient to life’s hardships, researchers find

Natural Resilience to Major Life Stressors Not So Common

A new analysis indicates that when confronted with a major life-altering event, many people can struggle considerably and for long periods of time, contrary to the idea that natural resilience is a common phenomenon. ... More>