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mood

Best therapy for college stress? Outdoor time

Spending time in natural spaces—sitting, walking, thinking—goes a long way in improving mood, focus and underlying health.

Teen angst—a portent for dementia?

Analysis of '60s-era data suggests a teen's demeanor could influence brain health in later years.

Ward off seasonal blues

Aim to spend at least 30 minutes outdoors every day—and don't be afraid to seek help for depression.

Study: Eat healthy, be happy

Those who embrace healthier food choices are likely to experience less anxiety and better moods.

Feeling glum? Just embrace it

Studies show you shouldn't browbeat yourself for your blue mood. Acknowledge and accept it—and then move on.

Strong bonds, strong bones

New study finds that older women who enjoy quality social connections might reap the rewards in physical health.

Budget your way to bliss

Cutting back on less meaningful expenses can leave more money for the things that give you pleasure.

Feeling glum? It’s all in the wrist

Researchers have created a high-tech wristband that can change color based on the wearer's emotions, providing a new tool in the management of mood disorders.

Want happy? Get a hound

Introducing a dog into your busy life could be just the ticket to less stress and better health—but only if you commit to regular walks.

Feeling pressured? So does your pooch

Cortisol levels in dogs often mirror those of stressed-out pet owners.

Life got you down? Grin and bear it

Good news: Smiling may indeed boost your mood. Bad news: Frowning will bring you down.

Want happiness? Spread kindness

Your kindergarten teacher had it right—if you want to bring cheer and goodness into your life, you should first deliver the joy to others.

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