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What are the health benefits of laughter? What is happening in the brain when you're in love? What are the effects of isolation on the mind? Find out in these articles about human emotion.


How Empathy Works

 How Empathy Works

Empathy fosters healthy relationships and encourages a safe world. Learn what happens when someone lacks or has too much empathy at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Is 'hangry' a real emotion?

 Is 'hangry' a real emotion?

Hanger is a cross between hunger and anger, and it's real alright. Learn more about hanger, what causes it and how you can stop it at HowStuffWorks. See more »

How do you criticize something without being a jerk?

 How do you criticize something without being a jerk?

No one likes being told they've done wrong. Find out how to criticize something without being a jerk at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do we remember bad times better than good?

 Do we remember bad times better than good?

Do we remember the bad times more than the good? The brain is wired for recalling trauma for a very good reason. Find out why we remember the bad times more. See more »

How Hate Works

 How Hate Works

What is going on in our brains when we hate? Can hate ever be a good thing? Read more about hate at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Why do we remember pain?

 Why do we remember pain?

Why do we remember pain? It involves physical, emotional and psychological influences. Take a look at why we remember pain at Discovery Health. See more »

Why do we kill?

 Why do we kill?

Why do we kill? There's no doubt that humans are a violent species. Find out why we kill and what makes people more inclined to kill. See more »

In the Pursuit of Happiness Pictures

 In the Pursuit of Happiness Pictures

Pictures of people in the pursuit of happiness are all different. View pictures of people in their own pursuit of happiness here. See more »

Why are we violent?

 Why are we violent?

Why are we violent? Is it something we learn, or are people violent at birth? Find out why we are violent at Discovery Health. See more »

Why are humans altruistic?

 Why are humans altruistic?

Why are humans altruistic? Even when it might hurt us? See concepts and ideas on why humans are altruistic at Discovery Health. See more »