Emotions

Emotions can give us feelings of euphoria, drive us temporarily insane or make it impossible for us to get out of bed. Emotions are extremely powerful forces that we should study so that we can look at them objectively.

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How to Create Emotional Health

The intimate connection between body, mind and spirit has been known and honored in Eastern medicine for millennia. Learn more about how you can create emotional well being to help cure your ills.


Blind People Don't Always Have the Same Facial Expressions as Sighted People

Are facial expressions learned or innate? A study that looked at the facial expressions of people blind from birth found mixed results.

Is Height a Factor in Our Health and Happiness?

Short or tall, height affects us all — but does it have the power to determine how long we live, or whether we're happy?

The Upside of Anger:  It's a Strong Emotion, But Not Always a Bad One

One expert calls anger a source of creative juice. Here's why.

Honesty and Profanity Are Surprising Bedfellows

You’d think that someone who curses up a storm might be dishonest and bad news all around. A new study finds that the opposite may be true.

Which Country Is the Most Empathetic? (Hint: It's Not the U.S.)

The results of a worldwide survey on empathy are in and it's full of surprises.

The Unexpected Reason Why the Smartest People Are OK With Alone Time

Understanding prehistoric societies explains why most people are happiest in small groups — but some of us break from the norm with cities and solitude alike.

There's an Evolutionary Reason Humans Developed the Ability to Feel Shame

Most animals don't feel shame, but humans do. Why would we evolve something that causes us pain, stress and discomfort?

The Human Heart Can Literally Burst With Joy, New Research Finds

Time to start taking "OMG OMG my heart's literally gonna explode" seriously. A new study shows "broken heart syndrome" has a happy – but still tragic – flip side.

How to Tell When Somebody's About to Stab You in the Back

The threat of betrayal looms in all relationships. Wouldn't it be nice to know when it's coming?

Fear: Your Memory's Worst Enemy

Those vivid memories you have of traumatic moments? Fear may have made them less accurate than you think.