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Why we're happier when we're older

It seems that the more candles you blow out on your cake, the happier your life can be. It’s known as the paradox of aging — so many things supposedly worsen with age, yet older people often have a better…

There's a right way to say you're sorry

We are living in the Age of Sorry. It’s hard to remember a time when so many breathless apologies stirred the air — from celebrities to companies, and even Uncle Ted, who will never, ever drink and Facebook status update…

How you can help people and animals impacted by Australia's devastating wildfires

The wildfires in Australia have been relentless, burning for months. As of early January, more than 14.7 million acres have burned, and the fires continue to spread. At least 20 people and an estimated half a billion animals have lost…

At Bon Jovi's Soul Kitchen, you can pay it forward or pay with your time

[embedded content] Thanks to a certain megastar from the Garden State, no one needs to go hungry if they live near Red Bank or Toms River, New Jersey. And soon, the same will be true in Newark. JBJ Soul Kitchen,…

You're busy. Here's how to (really) make time for friendships

Friendships are important — not just because it’s nice to know someone’s in your corner, but because forging and maintaining friendships with people who are outside your biological family can give you fresh perspective and remind you that there are…

Homeless find refuge in a retrofitted bus

[embedded content] There’s an innovative way for homeless people to find warmth in Toronto this winter. A repurposed coach bus is on the streets, offering shelter, food and a bed on cold nights for those who need it. The Shelter…

New isn't always better: Why repeat experiences are valuable

Today I visited San Francisco’s modern-art museum, SFMoma: I was there to see a new exhibit about spaceflight and a recently acquired Leonora Carrington painting. But the piece of art that made me cry was a familiar one: Frida Kahlo’s…

Responsible Living

Would you want your body turned into compost when you die?

Many people like the idea of planting a tree next to the grave of a loved one so their bodies can live on, in a sense, by providing nutrients that get absorbed by the tree. But would you ever want…

Would you want your body turned into compost when you die?

Many people like the idea of planting a tree next to the grave of a loved one so their bodies can live on, in a sense, by providing nutrients that get absorbed by the tree. But would you ever want…

When you give cash to those in need, you're giving the whole community a boost

On the surface, it seems simple: When you give cash to someone in need, that person or family benefits the most. But a new study finds the true impact is much broader. When poor families receive financial aid, they also…