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Harvard Researchers Discovered The One Thing Everyone Needs For Happier, Healthier Lives

Harvard Medical School professor and researcher, Robert J. Waldinger sat down with TEDxBeaconStreet to discuss what makes "the good life," according to a 75-year-long research project he is now leading. (TEDxBeaconStreet, Photo: Dave Rezendes) My grandmother once told me this little story that stuck with me. One afternoon at a doctor’s appointment, her doctor moved [...]

How Trigger Warnings Are Hurting Mental Health on Campus

cdn.theatlantic.com Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, and subjects that might cause discomfort or give offense. Last December, Jeannie Suk wrote in an online article for The New Yorker about law students asking her fellow professors [...]

Harvard Researchers Tested 23 Online ‘Symptom Checkers.’ Most Got Failing Grades 

In an audit that is believed to be the first of its kind, Harvard Medical School researchers have tested 23 online “symptom checkers” — run by brand names such as the Mayo Clinic, the American Academy of Pediatrics and WebMD, as well as lesser-knowns such as Symptomate — and found that, though the programs varied widely in accuracy of [...]

7 Easy Happiness Boosters According to Harvard Research

"Each activity listed below not only gives us a quick boost of positive emotions, improving our performance and focus in the moment; but if performed habitually over time, each has been shown to help permanently raise our happiness baseline…” - by  Shawn Achor Source: 7 Easy Happiness Boosters According to Harvard Research | TIME