The uncertainty of ghosting is not really what causes us pain. Instead, it hits us at an even greater point of human vulnerability: Our desire to belong and be loved. Behavioral scientist Michelle Drouin PhD tells us why.

Most of us are familiar with the icky feelings that arise when we see acquaintances sharing their triumphs and successes on social media. Authors Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy tell you how to take our discomfort — and use it to better understand ourselves and what we want.

If you secretly wonder if your soulmate is out there — even though you’re in a great relationship — we have news: There’s nothing wrong with you. Author Susan Cain explains what this longing reveals about us and about being human.  

Wouldn’t you love to know what’s going to happen to you in the future? Here’s one way to do just that, from futurist and game designer Jane McGonigal.

Have you lost touch with someone you were once close to? And do you want to reconnect but it seems like it will be too awkward? Here’s why we need to swallow our discomfort and reach out anyway, says writer Daniel H. Pink.

Making small changes in our connections with people — whether it’s our nearest and dearest or strangers at the store — can yield big results. Here are some to try, from relationship researcher Carol Bruess PhD.

Maybe you have someone like this in your life … or maybe you’re the one who’s too often in a bad mood. Psychologist Guy Winch explores this common problem and shares his advice.