Four Ways Gratitude Helps You with Difficult Feelings

Feeling grateful can bring us a variety of benefits, including better mental and physical health and improved relationships. We tend to think of gratitude as an emotion we experience when things are going well, one that is closely associated with well-being and contentment. But does it serve any purpose when life More

Are We Living in a Post-Happiness World?

Joy, it seems, is everywhere these days. It is used to sell boxes at Ikea. It is included in ads for drinks at McDonald’s and as a prescriptive for female hygiene. There are T-shirts that tout joy as “an act of resistance.” There is the “Chasing Joy” podcast. And a number of books are being More

Emotions: Separating Fact from Fiction

Accumulating scientific evidence about emotion defies common sense, suggesting common beliefs about emotions have been in error for over 2,000 years. We’ll dispel three widespread fictions about emotions that lurk in classrooms, boardrooms, and bedrooms around the world. We’ll then explore a radically new scientific understanding of what emotions are More