Good peer relationships are essential to adolescent wellness

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Good Peer Relationships and Adolescent Wellness Peer relationships that are good and wholesome are essential to teen wellness. Social isolation hurts humans of all ages, but a new wave of studies published this year shows just how sensitive teens are to their social environment. To start, a new longitudinal study in Psychological Science suggests that …

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Pursuing happiness makes you unhappy, but only if …

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Are you pursuing happiness? Americans want to be happy. But some recent studies have found a paradox: The pursuit of happiness tends to make individual Americans unhappy. A new study sheds some light on this peculiar American contradiction, suggesting that the relationship between pursuing happiness and decreased well-being, far from being universal, may actually be …

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Happy People Invest in Others

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            The happiest people are those who have invested their time in others. The unhappiest people are those who wonder how the world is going to make them happy. Karl Menninger, the great psychiatrist, was asked what a lonely, unhappy person should do. He said, “Lock the door behind you, go across the street, find …

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