Everybody's life is filled with ups and downs, but new research suggests everyone's life follows a particular pattern when it comes to our general contentedness. Around mid-life, we all seem to be pretty bummed.
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You might remember that Friends episode in which the broke friends -- Rachel, Joey and Phoebe -- get annoyed at their wealthier counterparts for always suggesting expensive outings. "Like we can afford to go here and there," Joey complains. Life doesn't work out as neatly as sitcoms, of course, so financial resentment can actually be a nasty problem in the real world.
Earlier this week, we asked readers who have a difficult time with Mother's Day what their strategies are for making the day a little less painful. Here's what they told us.
Crying is a great way to let out all your pent up emotions and, according to a new study, boost your mood considerably. All you need is a sad song that gets the tears flowing.
If you're going to have an emotional meltdown at work, whether your boss is getting you down or nothing seems to be going your way, the key is to think about it -- and discuss it -- in terms of your passion for your work, not the emotions themselves. You'll get up faster, and your coworkers will understand better.
We often think of happiness as those moments when we feel especially joyful or bright, but seeking out only those moments can lead to feeling like you're not happy at all. Here's why you should embrace only feeling OK, too.
Empathy is overwhelmingly important to success. It's a skill you have to build, and Greater Good suggests that one way to build it is by visiting museums.
Empathy is a solid strategy when it comes to handling toxic people, but it isn't always easy to dig up when faced with one of them. Here's how you can be empathetic towards them, even if they don't know it, and why it more importantly helps you to even bother.