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Why does laughing feel so stinkin’ good?
The anatomy of a good chuckle, explained.
Eight science-backed tricks to make you feel less sad
Cheap and easy mood-boosters with evidence to back them up.
We once thought nostalgia was a disease, but it might be key to our survival
To what end does the brain recall and reward old memories?
Emotions may be universal, but they aren’t easy to translate
Anxiety is tied to anger in some languages, while in others it’s more related to grief.
You really can be scared to death—here’s how
But don't freak out.
Sharing your negative emotions with your kids is better than hiding them
Children learn to handle their own feelings by observing how others deal with theirs.
Can we really ever know if animals are happy?
Tail wags, rat giggles, and horse snorts.
Rollercoasters are stressful and that’s why you like them
The psychology behind your love of twists and turns.
You are disgusting in so many ways. Scientists just outlined six of them.
Humans learned disgust to avoid disease, but it’s turned into a complicated feeling.
It’s easier to convey anger in your second language
Our emotions shape which language we decide to use.