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Lockdown's Not so Bad After All?
People are adjusting to the economic and social restrictions needed to help contain the pandemic better than you might expect, but not all.
Fright Night, Your Preparation for the Pandemic
Scary movies can set us up to face the worst -- a deadly virus, for example. Rom-coms and lighter fare don't build this resilience.
Happiness Out the Door
Lockdown has been hard on us all. Diaries show what an emotional boost time outside can provide.
Time on Social Media: How Much Is Too Much?
Frequenting social media sites like Facebook has been linked to a risk of depression. Now we know more about how much is too much.
Your Happy Place
How you measure happiness depends on cultural values about what happy is. Differences between Eastern and Western definitions explain a lot.
Aging and Loneliness
Seniors who are lonely are at high risk of also being depressed. Ease the loneliness, fix the depression.
Gun Owners and Gun Safety Advocates Find Common Ground
Even people opposed to gun laws are concerned their guns could be used in a suicide, making certain gun safety measures attractive.
CBD Will Cure What(ever) Ails You
The wild and far-ranging health claims about CBD -- a product of hemp, not marijuana, -- are unsubstantiated. The FDA needs to weigh in.
The Worst Kind of Optimists
Some people think they are not at risk for COVID-19 and can ignore restrictions because they haven't gotten gotten it yet. Big mistake.
You can recharge your positive outlook by cultivating a sense of wonder. A 15-minute awe walk made seniors visibly happier.
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