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This month, be your best self.
A new study finds that performing acts of kindness improves mental health symptoms—and increases your social connection, too.
Kissing may seem natural, but it remains unclear whether it’s a universal human act or a cultural one.
A new study finds that people who have a greater sense of connection and belonging seem to experience pain differently.
Here's what we have learned from 25 years of research about forgiveness—and its alternatives.
Greater Good’s editors pick the most thought-provoking, practical, and inspirational science books of the year.
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Ruminating about your relationship isn't a healthy way to solve any problems—and it may be a way to avoid your real feelings.
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