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Anticipation

Anticipation: The Psychology of Waiting in Line

Wray Herbert | Posted 07.15.2014 | Science
Wray Herbert

We all spend a lot of time waiting in lines -- way more than we'd like. But what if we're waiting for something new and exciting? Doesn't waiting for new purchases become a positive experience, where we actually savor the anticipation so much that it trumps our impatience? Well, yes and no.

8 Unique Reasons You'll Be Happy You Had Children

Tara Campbell | Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents
Tara Campbell

Sometimes I think my experience is unique and other times I realize it's not. There are many moments that make you scratch your head, like when interesting artifacts show up on your mantel, unexplained pictures show up on your camera, or a homemade pie shows up when you haven't even made it to the kitchen yet.

Countdown to Christmas

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 02.17.2014 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

My children loathe the process of waiting even still -- especially during this celebrated month of December, on the veritable cusp of Christmas.

This Holiday, Give Thanks for What's Coming, Not Just What's Already Here

Meryl Davids Landau | Posted 01.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Meryl Davids Landau

This Thanksgiving, as you prepare your sweet potato pie or when you go around the table giving thanks, spend at least part of the time describing with anticipation all that you hope to bring into your life.

Stress 911: How Uncertainty Affects Cardiovascular Health

Carol J. Scott, M.D. | Posted 07.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol J. Scott, M.D.

Uncertainty brings worry. And worry often brings anxiety. Yet the physical worst for your health may be yet to come.

Balanced Life -- Get More Bang for Your Happiness Buck: Revel in Anticipation.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

My younger daughter got me thinking about the importance of anticipation to happiness. She is so very excited about her birthday tomorrow -- she was ...