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New Year’s resolutions need to be less toxic

New Year’s resolutions need to be less toxic

January 4, 2016

In their landmark paper, Tim Kasser and Richard Ryan from the University of Rochester found that goals in four areas — relationships, self-growth, community and health — contributed to a higher sense of well-being. In short, pursuing and achieving these goals will make you happier.

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Social life in youth may impact health decades later

Social life in youth may impact health decades later

August 6, 2015

Having good social connections at age 20 can lead to improved well-being later in life, a new study suggests.

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Want to live a longer life? Spend more time with friends

Want to live a longer life? Spend more time with friends

August 3, 2015

Turns out, your lifespan and overall happiness might depend on the number of friends and connections you make in your 20’s.

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A healthy social life in your 20s may be a key to longevity

A healthy social life in your 20s may be a key to longevity

July 24, 2015

How busy your social life is at age 20 — and how solid the relationships are that you make when you’re 30 — are factors in your well-being later in life, according to research from the University of Rochester.

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College social life can predict well-being at midlife

College social life can predict well-being at midlife

July 23, 2015

A new 30-year longitudinal study shows that the quantity of social interactions a person has in their 20s—and the quality of the social relationships they have in their 30s—can benefit his or her well-being later in life. The study participants, now in their 50s, took part in the Rochester-Interaction Record (RIR) study as college students in the 1970s and again as 30-year-olds in the 1980s.

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6 toxic people who may be sabotaging your happiness

6 toxic people who may be sabotaging your happiness

January 9, 2015

“These kind of relationships can be devastating,” Harry Reis, Ph.D., a social interaction researcher and professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, tells The Huffington Post. “There are just some relationships that can be harmful to our health. They put you in emotional — and sometimes physical — distress.”

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Love people, not pleasure

Love people, not pleasure

July 18, 2014

In 2009, researchers from the University of Rochester conducted a study tracking the success of 147 recent graduates in reaching their stated goals after graduation. Some had “intrinsic” goals, such as deep, enduring relationships. Others had “extrinsic” goals, such as achieving reputation or fame.

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Being Neurotic, and Conscientious, a Good Combo for Health

Being Neurotic, and Conscientious, a Good Combo for Health

November 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

That restless voice in your head may be doing you some good after all: some self-described neurotics also have the lowest levels of Interleukin 6 (IL-6), a biomarker for inflammation and chronic disease.

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Small Defibrillator Tweaks Give Big Benefits

Small Defibrillator Tweaks Give Big Benefits

November 6, 2012 | 0 Comments

With a simple tweak, defibrillators – devices designed to detect and correct dangerous heart rhythms – can help people with heart disease live longer, and with a much better quality of life, than they do now.

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