Daydreaming Can Be Good for You

Far from a waste of time, daydreaming might be one of the best things you can do with your free time.

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It’s OK to Feel Joy Right Now

Here’s how to prolong it.

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The Pandemic Happiness Gap

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.

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A Happiness of Bluebirds

This year isn’t living up to my hopes, so I am learning to hope in a new way.

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Travel and the Art of Anticipation

For most people, going on vacation during the pandemic has been the stuff of dreams. But as vaccination becomes a reality, it’s time to start nurturing your travel imagination.

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Can Exercise Make You More Creative?

To spur innovation and ideas, try taking a walk.

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Downsize New Years Resolutions for 2021

2020 was a rough one. Here’s how to make goals for 2021 that feel both satisfying and doable.

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Happiness Won’t Save You

Philip Brickman was an expert in the psychology of happiness, but he couldn’t make his own pain go away.

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What Scandinavians Can Teach Us About Embracing Winter

In the pandemic, rather than feeling depressed that the arrival of cold weather will mean you’ll be isolated indoors, try adopting a positive winter mind-set.

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Twitter is Showing That People Are Anxious and Depressed

Researchers are looking at online behavior to gauge public mental health. The results aren’t pretty.

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Laurie Santos on Keeping Covid-19 Self-Care From Being Selfish

The expert in positive psychology has a few simple ideas for sustaining mental well-being as Covid-19 continues.

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How to Add More Play to Your Grown-Up Life — Even Now

Play can feel silly, unproductive and time consuming. And that’s precisely the point.

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I Am Stuck Between Two Lives During This Pandemic

An artist battles anxiety by trying to stay present.

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We Need a Trick to Feel Our Joys as Deep as Our Griefs

A true story.

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Proud of Your Lockdown Baking? This Man Built a Giant Kookaburra

He simply wanted to give people a laugh.

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To Build Resilience in Isolation, Master the Art of Time Travel

When the present is unpleasant, it helps to think ahead to the future and back to the past.

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Cupid in Quarantine

A global tragedy has forced us into full-time togetherness. Here’s how couples can rekindle romantic love and grow together rather than apart.

#brain, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #dating-and-relationships, #dopamine, #happiness, #memory, #optimism

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