Name your emotions. Take action. Know your limits. These seven mindfulness-based strategies can help you stay grounded while caring deeply about the world.
Everyone knows that weight lifting increases physical strength. But, for some, it can give psychological power, too.
Anger has a bad reputation, but it is a basic human emotion like any other. Here’s how to help children cope.
A new classification in psychology has set off a debate over what should be done about “prolonged” grief.
Six research-backed moves to improve your mood
Wynn Bruce’s death can teach us that climate anxiety and despair can be channeled into constructive action.
The state rejected dozens of math textbooks. The New York Times reviewed 21 of them to figure out why.
Anthropologist Robin Dunbar provides a framework.
Cathy O’Neil’s “The Shame Machine” is the most recent book to address an emotion that can be exhilarating or terrifying, depending on where you sit.
Facebook posts, shares, emails and page views: We may already know how an article spreads online, but we’re still learning why it lights up the internet.
Everyone feels left out sometimes. It’s how you handle it that matters.
And what the dreams can teach us about our own yearnings, then and now.
As with just about everything related to Covid, we’re sick of languishing, too.
Her pioneering research showed that feelings have a place in the office, and that good leaders should learn to embrace that fact.
For some couples on the brink of divorce, taking the illegal psychedelic drug was a last resort — but it ended up being the only thing that worked.
Reshape your eating habits this year, no dieting needed.
For the Eat Well Challenge, mindfulness techniques like “urge surfing” can help curb overeating without banning favorite foods.
In “Emotional,” Leonard Mlodinow examines the effect of feelings on our thought processes and mental lives.
The intense public discussion of burnout during the pandemic has given too little attention to how men experience this problem.
Psychological stress activates the fear center in the brain, setting into motion a cascade of reactions that can lead to heart attacks and strokes.
Well’s most popular stories of the year offered tools to stay happy and healthy.
Pandemic life doesn’t have to be just about survival. You can become stronger and ready for the next challenge.
Space tourism is one of those ostensibly awesome experiences that often feel anticlimactic because they promise the sublime.
On Thanksgiving, consider the multiple benefits of giving thanks.
A science writer investigates the 30-year-old claims of an iconoclastic doctor who said chronic pain was mostly mental.
New research raises as many question as it answers.
Mind and body form a two-way street.
Experts question whether we can describe a toxic relationship the way we talk about gambling or alcohol. But some have found that framework to be a helpful step in the road to freedom.
Commercial spaceflight brings a more diverse cross section of humanity beyond Earth, helping medical researchers collect data.
Twenty years after Sept. 11, a look at what we hold on to and what we choose to let go.
The categories we use to describe our thinking are messed up.
Adolescents are readying for the next step in a seemingly endless set of challenges. Here’s how to help them regulate their emotions.
A psychiatrist offers these tools to her patients who worry that Delta will disrupt the school year.
Stress isn’t usually a good thing for mental health. But during exercise it can be.
It turns out that there is a bizarre absence of fully realized human beings in my sons’ fictional worlds.
Between wildfires, heat waves and hurricanes, we’re all feeling nervous about the future. But stewing or ignoring the problem won’t ease your burden.
Here are a few tips to help motivate those around you to persevere and succeed.
We find our greatest bliss in moments of “collective effervescence.”
Since the 1980s, he was recognized as a leader in measuring what he called “subjective well-being.” And, yes, he was very happy.
After Covid, a better life is possible.
Yes, you really need to start seeing other people.
Many have felt unwarranted remorse over things they can’t control. Here’s how to stop the spiral.
“Languishing definitely describes the lack of interest I feel just now,” one reader writes. Another describes a fallow period of rest preparing for what comes next.
After a year of languishing, New York City is flourishing.
Five ways to become more accepting of pain.
It’s the neglected middle child of mental health, and can dull your motivation and focus. It may be the dominant emotion of 2021.
It comes down to lack of control.
Ah, the good old days. Were they really that good?
Dogs orient and move in synchrony with family members, which may have implications for the emotional development of people and pets.