Workplace ostracism is clearly associated with healthcare workers' job satisfaction, stress, and perceived health
The researchers know how experienced loneliness weakens job satisfaction as such but, according to this study, ostracism is far worse.
Awe-inspiring science can have a positive effect on mental wellbeing
How people use science as a source of spirituality and its connection with their sense of wellbeing.
Work? Let the games begin!
What sould the workplace look like for humans? Dr Bob compares hunter-gatherers with todays workplaces.
Art evokes feelings in the body
The stronger the body's reaction was to the artwork, the stronger were the emotions experienced by the subject.
Breaking up is hard to do - but many men find healthy ways to cope
The popular stereotype that men don’t want support during a breakup, separation or divorce is simply not true.
Home ownership does not make you happy
A big yard, more space, or admiration from family and friends; the reasons for home ownership may vary, but the goal is the same: ultimately, it’s intended as an investment in happiness.
Random acts of kindness make a bigger splash than expected
Givers tend to focus on the object they’re providing or the action they’re performing, receivers concentrate on the feelings of warmth the act of kindness has conjured up.
Feeling hungry really can make us feel "hangry"
As glutamate levels decrease, we become less sociable, more irritable and less ethical. Office and school bullying is often the result of low glutamate levels.
How to reduce loneliness: Meaningful activities can improve health, well-being
Becoming engrossed in enjoyable activities that require both concentration and skill, such as playing the piano or painting, can lead to a state of flow. Time passes quickly, giving life meaning, and experiences of loneliness are reduced.
Stay on the sunny side: Optimists have better lives
Almost all of us were born optimistic - as we learn more about the limitations of our environment and experience setbacks, this is tempered and we can become either realistically optimistic or pessimistic.
How to be "in the flow"
Flow—being so involved in what you are doing that time, indeed anything else, ceases to be noticed—is said to be good for our well-being. There is evidence that it can ward off depression, prevent burnout and make us more resilient. We seek it out, but our understanding of how the brain enables flow is limited.
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