You can boost a vaccine’s effect with good moods and good friends

You can boost a vaccine’s effect with good moods and good friends

By Marta Zaraska Knowing there are people you can rely on can amplify vaccine responseDGL Images/Getty Images AS COVID-19 vaccine roll-out begins in earnest in many countries, there is an extra reason to be cheerful. Such an outlook, along with

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Does being around plants truly improve your happiness and well-being?

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As a botanist, one of my closest-held beliefs is that plants improve the quality of my life, says James Wong. But does science back me up? Health | Comment 16 December 2020 By James Wong EVERY month in my column,

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The Scandinavian secrets to keeping positive in a covid-19 winter

The Scandinavian secrets to keeping positive in a covid-19 winter

Lockdown restrictions in winter might seem something to dread, but we can combat this by embracing the mindset of people used to long, dark winters, says health psychologist Kari Leibowitz Health 2 December 2020 By Kari Leibowitz WHEN health psychologist

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Zoom Holidays and the Psychology of Non-Verbal Communication

Zoom Holidays and the Psychology of Non-Verbal Communication

A version of this article was published in It’s Not Just You, a weekly newsletter by TIME Editor at Large, Susanna Schrobsdorff. Subscribe here to get your dose of small comforts. Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week:

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What is positive psychology? | health enews

What is positive psychology?

With so much uncertainty these days, fostering qualities such as resilience, kindness and optimism are important when navigating our family and work lives. One way to approach that is through positive psychology, a growing field that focuses on strength-building and

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How the strangeness of our dreams reveals their true purpose

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A new explanation for dreaming suggests it does something far more profound than reinforcing learning as we sleep. It might even explain our love of stories Health 4 November 2020 IF ALIENS ever visited Earth, they might notice something strange.

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Darwin, Expression, and the Harmful Legacy of Eugenics

Darwin, Expression, and the Harmful Legacy of Eugenics

In 1872, with the publication of “The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals,” Charles Darwin went rogue. Only a decade after the anatomist Duchenne de Boulogne’s produced the first neurology text illustrated by photographs, Darwin claimed to be

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