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.
It turns out that there is a bizarre absence of fully realized human beings in my sons’ fictional worlds.
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.
New surveys show that in the last year, older adults tended to be more positive than younger ones, suggesting that the ability to cope improves with age.
During the pandemic, suicidal thinking is up. And families find that hospitals can’t handle adolescents in crisis.
Food researchers debate whether highly processed foods like potato chips and ice cream are addictive, triggering our brains to overeat.
As the coronavirus claims more victims, a once-rare diagnosis is receiving new attention from scientists, who fear it may affect nutrition and mental health.
In a bleak year, our listeners offer some brightness — from all over the world.
Support networks with other men can help fend off the loneliness and isolation many men experience.
I fear that the more I tell you, the less you will understand who I am.
Sure, you’re not floating 250 miles above the ground, but you can still use the same tactics astronauts use to keep going.
Researchers say the key to breaking the cycle is to detach yourself from the frustrations you feel — without pretending the pain doesn’t exist.
Here’s what you can do about it.
Even if you’re stressed.
Effective communication skills are more important than ever in our close-quarters existence.
Maintaining our own emotional equilibrium is essential if we’re to be fully present for our companions.
N.F.L. fans in the Northeast, lusty booers in normal times, have had to watch their teams’ dim performances from afar, without recourse. “I have no way to release my venom,” one Jets fan said.
And how to nip them in the bud before they start.
Mental health experts offer advice on how to handle the return to indoor life the cooler weather will bring.
Several recent studies shed light on the pandemic preoccupations of sleepers.
Older men and women who took a fresh look at the objects and vistas around them felt more upbeat and hopeful.
Guidance for teenagers on staying steady in the turmoil of the pandemic.
Experts offer advice on how to recognize the signs of trauma and re-establish some normalcy.
Can we really be taught to feel each other’s pain?
Your brain’s powers of facial recognition are going to need some time to get used to the coverings we’re wearing to keep each other healthy.
Many children may learn of a grandparent’s death without a chance to visit to say goodbye.
Just wanted to check in!
Instead of just agreeing to a request while letting the disdain slowly build, make a well-informed decision.
Face coverings may be here for a while. How can we adapt to a world where facial expressions are invisible?
Some health officials have forecast a steep rise in new mental health disorders. Others say the impact isn’t likely to last.
The digital companions may sound like science fiction. But when social isolation became the norm, they helped deal with the loneliness, some users say.
The shuttering of the American education system has cut off young people from school staff members who helped them navigate the pressures of adolescence and cope with trauma.
Families everywhere can take lessons from Spain as it struggles to help children cope.