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The Burden of Being Alone with Our Secrets

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Not talking with other people about our secrets means that we are left alone with the hard work of figuring them out.

Purposeful Citizens Make for Richer Societies

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Living an engaging life may not only help you but also your society.

Does Social Media Make Us Sad, Stupid, and Narcissistic?

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Scientific evidence based on hundreds of studies does not support sensationalist headlines on the perils of social media use.

Masculinity: Toxic or Tenuous?

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Research on gender roles reveals a curious sense in which men are the “weaker sex.” Many men seem to live in a chronic state of insecurity about whether they are “real men.”

Happy Spouse, Longer Life?

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Having a happy spouse may add years to your life.

The Problem with Keeping a Secret

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Keeping a secret is not usually a problem. But thinking about it too much is.

We Need to Rethink the Way We Treat Ex-Prisoners

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The size of the social network of former prisoners affects their well-being, but not in the way you probably expect.

Entitled People - What to Expect and How to Deal With Them

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Entitlement has many negative consequences, but there are also some positive sides to being entitled.

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