Human beings are remarkably good at getting used to changes in their life, especially positive ones…It's good to have goals and to pursue them, but our happiness shouldn't depend on them.

Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology, on how to keep happiness at an emotional equilibrium, an idea explored through research into different strategies for happiness

THE WEEK

The opportunity to shape the future of the field is thrilling. I am hopeful that as the field continues to grow, Studies in Late Antiquity will direct that growth in productive new areas, geographically, chronologically, and materially. The journal will publish cutting edge research that will reflect the growth of the field even as it will shape new avenues of research.

Michele Renee Salzman, professor of history, on the journal Studies in Late Antiquity, a journal that will offer peer-reviewed articles on the interdisciplinary subject of antiquity

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

Creating a material with all these properties has been a puzzle for years. We did that and now are just beginning to explore the applications.

Chao Wang, assistant professor of chemistry, on studies in ion-dipole interactions that created a self-healing material that could someday be used in biosensors, robotics, and battery lifetime extension

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR

The blame society places on female victims for what happens to them may be one reason women don't speak out sooner. Women may also want to avoid the shame that might come with telling their story and the pain that comes with reliving their experience.

Yolanda Moses, professor of anthropology, on the nature of sexual assault and harassment, and why women may wait to come forward about individual experiences

LIVE SCIENCE

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