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2020

Not Just Wishful Thinking: Optimism May Reduce Hypertension Risk | Forbes, 9/9/20

Why every year—but especially 2020—feels like the worst ever | National Geographic, 9/4/20

Doomscrolling Is Slowly Eroding Your Mental Health | Wired, 6/25/20

‘Be happy’ isn’t so simple, especially amid coronavirus worries – but it’s seriously good for health | AHA News, 3/19/20

Looking on the Bright Side May Be Good for Your Health | The New York Times, 1/27/20

How Optimism May Keep You Alive Longer | Greater Good Magazine, 1/7/20

Social media use can be positive for mental health and well-being | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 1/6/20


2019

Wider social network may help women live longer | Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 10/17/19

Being More Optimistic May Mean Better Heart Health | Forbes, 9/28/19

A Positive Outlook May Be Good for Your Heart | The New York Times, 9/27/19

Optimism has a surprising benefit: Better heart health, study finds | ABC News, 9/27/19

Why being an optimist is good for your heart | CNN, 9/27/19

Optimists For The Win: Finding The Bright Side Might Help You Live Longer | NPR, 9/1/19

The meaning of happiness | Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, 4/23/19

The Center of Happiness | Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, 3/7/19

Accentuating the Positive: The Role Childhood Assets May Play in Association with Better Cardiometabolic Health | American Academy of Pediatrics Journals Blog, 2/5/19


2018

Training’ your mind to improve well-being | Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health, 11/6/18

To Help Beat Heart Disease, Stay Upbeat | HealthDay, 9/13/18


2016

Optimism May Decrease Risk of Various Diseases, Study Suggests | New York Times, CBS News, NPR, Today Show Online, Health Day, Live Science, BBC News UK, 12/7/16

Happiness in Older Americans – Gallup Ranking | Washington Post, 12/6/16

Can Happiness Make You Healthier? | Harvard Magazine, 10/20/16

Four ways happiness influences your health | Huffington Post, 8/29/16

Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure at Home Were Associated with Poor Perceived Family Well-Being: Findings of FAMILY Project, PLOS One, 8/25/16

Employers are using workplace wearables to find out how happy and productive we are | Quartz, 8/11/16

Seasoning Operations with Values, Lee Kum Kee Expands, Stays Firm | Yibada, 6/8/16

Is Happiness Science the Next Health Frontier? | Vogue, 6/8/16

Scientists explore how happiness might help our resistance to disease | South China Morning Post, 4/29/16

At Harvard’s newest center, researchers look for happiness | Associated Press, 4/27/16

Harvard Has a New Center for Happiness | The Atlantic, 4/26/16

Science of Health & Happiness: Increase Awareness On How To Become Healthier And Happier | Science World Report, 4/26/16

Harvard Announces New Happiness Research Center  | Boston Magazine, 4/22/16

Are Health And Happiness Connected? That’s What A New Harvard Center Aims To Find Out  | WBUR Radio, 4/22/16

A quest for happiness | The Harvard Gazette, 4/22/16

How happiness is challenging GDP as the measure of a country’s health | The Conversation, 4/19/16

The Keys to Happiness | The New York Times, 4/1/16

The complicated emotional state of the world, in 13 maps and charts | The Washington Post, 3/25/16

Unhappy Hong Kong still has a lot going for it | South China Morning Post, 3/25/16

The secrets to a happy life, from a Harvard study | New York Times, 3/23/16

Study finds mere 2.7 percent of U.S. adults meet criteria for ‘healthy lifestyle’ | The Washington Post, 3/22/16

Happiness gap is widening significantly | CNBC, 3/16/16

Can money buy you happiness? New study says no | HNGN, 3/10/16

Healthiest at 30, best sex at 32 and happiest at 39: How age determines when YOU reach your peak (but it’s all downhill from 47) | Daily Mail, 3/3/16

Happiness might sometimes harm your heart, study finds | U.S. News and World Report, 3/3/16

Why Doctors Care About Happiness | New York Times, 3/3/16

Harvard researchers discovered the one thing everyone needs for happier, healthier lives | The Washington Post, 3/2/16

The Life Project: What makes some people happy and successful and others not? | The Guardian, 2/27/16

Rethinking the work-life equation | New York Times, 2/25/16