Mood

Foods that Make You Happy
You are what you eat — and sometimes, you’re really grumpy. If you’re in need of happiness boost, consider eating foods rich in the vitamins and minerals that fight depression and regulate mood. We’ve rounded up 10 of them here.

November is National Novel Writing Month. But before you start typing your way to a Pulitzer, remember that creative projects aren’t just about achieving fame. Here’s how thinking creatively can make us happier, healthier people.

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We’ve all been there, scrolling through photos of sleeping kitties instead of tackling that project due tomorrow. But there’s science behind our endless love for cuteness. In fact, a daily dose of adorability could be good for our health.

Need another reason to hit the gym? Besides keeping the heart rate up and the number on the scale down, exercise could also help lessen symptoms of depression and anxiety.

New research suggests mildly depressed people have a harder time distinguishing the taste of fat, meaning they might be more likely to opt for high-fat foods. It’s another example of how our feelings affect our eating habits and our health.

Ecstatic yesterday? Just bleh today? A new app called Expereal helps users track how their mood changes over time.

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Winter often brings a lot more snow and a lot less sunshine. But those who experience depression every year during chilly weather might suffer from seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Throwing punches at the wall or sobbing in the bathroom? It turns out how someone acts drunk has a lot to do with their sober personality. Check out our handy guide to find out what you'll be like next happy hour.

Stop blaming everything on that horrible ex. Research suggests bitterness isn't just about pouting— holding grudges can make us physically sick.

Feeling blah? Take a short break from a stressful or unhappy situation to think about the positive. Spending 10 minutes thinking about happy memories or looking at photos can really brighten a gloomy day.

Feeling blue? Instead of holing up listening to music, try a more creative outlet.

Ecstatic yesterday? Just bleh today? A new app called Expereal helps users track how their mood changes over time.

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