In other words, moving to a happier country could plausibly make you happier. By the same token, moving to a less happy country could reduce your level of happiness. And there's nothing to suggest that the same pattern of results wouldn't apply to cities as well. (Speaking of cities, the researchers found Helsinki, Finland; Aarhus, Denmark; and Wellington, New Zealand to be the happiest cities in the world, and Washington, Dallas, and Houston to be the three happiest cities in the United States.) … [Read more...] about Would Moving to a New City or Country Make You Happier?
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It is precisely in darker times that we need to practice gratitude the most. Gratitude is a powerful emotion. Described as the “parent of all virtues,” gratitude is a feeling of deeper appreciation for the positive occurrences in one’s life that can be attributed to another person (Ahrens & Forbes, 2011, 2014). It has been shown to improve mental and physical health, and may even help us live longer. Perhaps most importantly, gratitude has a wonderful ripple effect, spreading positive outcomes to our friends, our family, and others we love. Rather than replacing negative emotions with gratitude, research shows that it may be more valuable to infuse these challenging experiences with emotions like gratitude and hope (Tugade, Devlin, & Fredrickson, 2016). … [Read more...] about Finding Gratitude in Challenging Times
"When the actual video was released, um, well, I can admit now that I was suicidal, and... to let you know how suicidal I was, I didn’t tell anybody because I knew if I told anyone that I just wanted to kill myself that they would try to stop me, so I didn’t tell anyone because I didn’t want anyone to stop me... I lost my reputation... financially I’m ruined, I lost my career, a 25-year stellar career... I had a doctorate degree. I lost everything. So, how did that make me feel? Um, devastated. I just don’t even have words to describe it. Horrifying, humiliated, embarrassed, betrayed, I mean, I just never thought that a man I had loved, I married him, he was my husband, I trusted him. How could he do something like this? So I just felt very, very worthless." … [Read more...] about Is the Pandemic Leading to a New Normal of Revenge Porn?