The Psychological Comforts of Storytelling

Stories can be a way for humans to feel that we have control over the world. They allow people to see patterns where there is chaos, meaning where there is randomness. Humans are inclined to see narratives where there are none because it can afford meaning to our lives—a form of existential problem-solving. - CODY C. [...]

Different types of happiness alter gene expression

A person’s sense of happiness may affect the way his or her genes are expressed, Medical News Today reported. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) categorized 80 healthy adults based on whether they experienced a greater sense of eudaimonic well-being or hedonic well-being. Eudaimonic well-being is associated with having “a deep sense [...]