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Coloring Books for Adults: 8 Science-Backed Reasons to Pick Up Your Crayons
Once seen as child's play, coloring books for adults are now a nationwide craze. Here's...
5 Hidden Strengths of Extroverts
We all know extroverts have the gift of gab and relish being the life of...
The Brilliant Reason Wet Fingers Prune Up (and 6 Other Secrets About Your Sense of Touch)
The secret behind "phantom" phone vibrations, why scratching could save your life, and more.
One Patient Describes: This is What It’s Really Like to Have Schizophrenia
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5 Scientific Reasons to Feel Optimistic on a Rainy Day
Feeling blue during April showers? Here, surprising ways rainy days actually benefit your mood, productivity,...
The 4 Occasions It’s Okay to Curse
Studies have shown that there are times when it's acceptable, even healthier, to use curse...
10 Compelling Reasons Why You Should Write Your Life Story
Everyone has a story to tell. Here's why you should write yours up.
RD Global Poll: What Makes Us Happiest?
Reader's Digest asked its readers worldwide to rank how these four key aspects impact their...
How to Be Happier Where It Matters
Lasting contentment can be ours, say happiness experts, if we look in the right places.
Is Calm the New Happy?
A long time ago, happy meant excitement, right? Don't worry. You're not missing out—you've...
The Fascinating Psychology of Bravery: What Makes Someone Brave?
Does courage live in the heart or the mind? What compels some people to turn...
Can You Get Healthier by Shopping?
Hitting the stores can boost your brainpower, lift your mood, and even burn calories. Here’...
Are You Normal or Nuts? 2013 Edition
Calling all neurotics, paranoids, and phobics! Our panel of experts says you might not be...
Mood Boosters: New Studies Show How to Beat the Blues
The latest medical research has unlocked some fascinating ways to fight depression.
How Nostalgic, Happy Thoughts Make You Healthier
Boost your mood, ward off loneliness, and strengthen family bonds—all by thinking about your...
Controversial Health Topic: Is Depression an Inflammatory Disorder?
For the past 50 years, the conventional wisdom among many psychiatrists was that depression was caused...
7 Truly Unusual Ways to Be Happy
We've heard about meditating, exercising, and decluttering our lives in our quest to be happy....
Say Cheese! How to Smile for Better Health
Find out how to smile to look younger, live longer, look prettier, and stamp out stress.
Don’t Screw It Up: 11 Ways to Make Today Better
Try these tips from Don't Screw It Up! to save time, money, and dignity on...
Even Presidents Get Nervous: 5 Keys To Handling Stress
So, your first inaugural oath in 2009 included a mistake (albeit not your fault). Four years...
10 Fast Fixes to Manage Stress
Stress is a normal part of life and usually comes from everyday occurrences: Here are...
The Benefits of Mental Health (or, the Upside of Being a Little Nuts)
Surprise: Certain disorders, and milder so-called subclinical symptoms, are often linked to qualities we value...
The Right Way to Fight Fat Creep
It’s no secret that America has a problem with weight gain. But according to...
Nature’s Best Stress Soothers
These tasty tension tamers can help boost your mood and protect your body.
How To Stay Up In Down Times
Not only is life hard, it can unexpectedly become harder. One day we might be...
6 Surprising Happiness Boosts
Ready to turn that frown upside down? Try these get happy tips at work, at home, and anywhere else
8 Steps to Conquering Worry
1. Clear clutterOftentimes, chronic stress and indecision go hand in hand. What's the connection with clutter?...
Gratitude Chases Blues Away
After practicing psychotherapy for 20-plus years, it is clear to me that people who feel...
10 Ways to Beat the Blues
Depression is a serious mental health disorder. However, people may experience the sad emotions associated...
7 Ways to Reveal Your Inner Beauty
Experts say an inner glow that makes you feel great – and warms the people around...
Easy Ways to Boost Your Mood
Even the most optimistic people can use a mood boost every once in awhile. Taking...
How to Feel Better Today
Reduce stress in your day by cutting these three things out of your life.