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Surveys Show Stress, Sadness, Worry on the Rise
The General Social Survey asks people to rate their happiness levels. Between 1990 and 2018 the share of Americans who put themselves in the lowest happiness ...
Dating App Users Feel Burnt Out
Twent-eight-year-old Abby has been on dating apps for eight years, bouncing between OkCupid, Bumble, Tinder, eHarmony, Match, WooPlus, Coffee Meets Bagel, ...
New Yorkers Discover Rural Life Isn’t ‘Greener Grass’
During COVID-19, New York City residents started moving into the country. The 13,000-plus member Facebook group “Into the Unknown” unites ...
MIT Professor on Our Yearning for Immortality
American physicist and author Alan Lightman is a professor at MIT. He contemplates the day of his daughter’s wedding:
It was a perfect picture of ...
Anthony Hopkins on Happiness
Eighty-three-year-old actor Anthony Hopkins won the Oscar for Best Actor at the 2021 Academy Awards. In an interview soon after, he was asked about being ...
The Cult of Positivity
In a recent Bloomberg Business article, Mark Ellwood confronts what he calls the "cult of positivity.” He titled his article “Trying ...
Cats Can’t Taste Sweet
Did you know that cats can’t taste the flavor of sweetness? That’s right. Felines cannot taste sweet. It’s like their tongues are color ...
Staggering Increase in Mental Health Issues among Young Adults
Some experts claim that the idea that there’s an epidemic in anxiety or depression among youth “is simply a myth." But a new analysis ...
US Experiencing Record-Breaking Drop in Trust
Edelman, a leading global communications marketing firm, publishes a yearly "Trust Barometer" report. A recent report (2018) shows a plummet in trust ...
Study Shows Americans are Increasingly Unhappy
Even with the economy humming, Americans are feeling more anxious, depressed, and dissatisfied with their lives than they did in 2009. Polarization is ...