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Health & Fitness | Essential Oils

7 essential oils happy people use

Want to know what happy people do differently? From getting enough sleep to staying optimistic, the secret to the happy life lies in simple, everyday habits.

News | Health & Wellbeing

Anxiety Makes It Harder to Listen to Your Intuition

New research shows that people who are feeling anxious have a harder time making decisions than people who are feeling optimistic.

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

After a Hurricane, New Confidence

Psychologists call it ‘posttraumatic growth’ and they see people emerge from scary times with confidence for new ventures, writes Elizabeth Bernstein in ‘Bonds: On Relationships.’

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Humans Have 27 Distinct Emotional States, Study Finds

A new study examining the various ways that we express ourselves determined that humans display 27 distinct emotional states.

Science & Technology | Social Media

We Can’t Stop Checking the News Either. Welcome to the New FOMO | WIRED

Who cares about my friends? I'm missing the news!

News | Health & Wellbeing

‘Emotional Diversity’ Is More Important Than Happiness

New research shows that allowing yourself to feel a wide range of feelings from across the emotional spectrum may be good for your health.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

8 Simple Tips for Getting Better Sleep (and Making Every Day Better)

Learning about how to master the art of sleep has changed my life for the better -- here's how it can change yours.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

30 Practices to Boost Well Being

There is a strong element of choice in our level of happiness. Indeed we do decide to be happy, but that’s only for starters. Then we are challenged to cultivate happiness.

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Study: Viewing Puppy Photos Can Increase Loving Feelings

When people view photos of their spouses alongside positive photos, it leads to greater relationship satisfaction.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

What Meditation Did For Me – and Can For You Too

Author Dan Harris and meditation expert Joseph Goldberg discuss how even the busiest, most distracted person can find a calmer state of mind.

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Are we living the life we really want or we are just surviving

We survive when we do not live our lives to the best of our ability and consequently we find difficult to be happy. 7 Tips on how we can change our Life.

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How to boost your Immune system with happiness

The best way to combat sickness and boost your immune system is to look at finding boosts through emotional healing, like happiness, as much as you should work with physical healing.

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Increasing your Self-Esteem and loving yourself boost your Happiness

Before we can love someone else, the first step is to love ourselves, Happiness is feeling good about who we are. What can we do to love ourselves?

Advice & Self-Help | Relationships

8 Reasons Why Happy Couples Rarely Share Their Relationship Statuses On Social Media

Northwestern University found that those who posted more frequently on social media about their partner actually feel insecure in their relationship

News | Health & Wellbeing

True Happiness comes from within, but why?

Why true Happiness comes from within. Happiness is a product of our own minds. If we want to live a happy life, we need to work on our happiness every day.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

How Self-Help Really Works

At the beginning of last year, I inadvertently found myself listening to an interview with self-help guru Tony Robbins. That interview made me curious, and pretty soon I had listened to several…

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Is This the Happiest Place in America?

For the second time in a row, Gallup-Healthways ranked this Florida city first for overall well-being

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Happy Chemicals: 11 Natural Ways Tap Into #Dopamine, #Serotonin, #Endorphins, #Oxytocin

Did you know that we have certain “happiness chemicals” that are responsible for our good moods? Specifically, the main happy chemicals are serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin,…

Health & Fitness | Mind & Body

The Dalai Lama Reveals Exactly What We Need in the Age of Fake News - Ideapod blog

As the spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism and leader of the Tibetan government in exile for half a century, the Dalai Lama has well considered…

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

10 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

True confidence -- as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities -- has a look all its own. One thing is certain: truly co...

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Happiness: 10 Fascinating New Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know - PsyBlog

Where we feel happiness in the body, how it affects our genetic code, why it changes with age, unexpected pleasures and much more... Here are 10 of my favourite recent psychology studies about happiness.

News | Health & Wellbeing

5 Personality Traits That Make Life Better

There are many paths to a good life. Some are just more rigorously studied than others.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

How to Change Your Personality

A big new study promises you are (probably) not stuck with yourself.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Path of Happiness - Deer Park Monastery

The Five Mindfulness Trainings represent the Buddhist vision for a global spirituality and ethic. They are a concrete expression of the Buddha’s teachings on the Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path, the path of right understanding and true lo

Health & Fitness | Health News

How Loneliness Affects Your Brain

Lonely people quickly move to the edges of social networks -- here's why.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

INFOGRAPHIC: The Science of Happy Families

Just because you're an adult now doesn't mean your relationships with Mom, Dad, and your siblings have gotten any less complex. There's fascinating research on our adult relationships, and we share it all, here.

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5 Skills That Will Increase Your Happiness

What's the key to lasting happiness? Research has confirmed that you can practice certain skills that will increase your happiness in life. You just have to learn how.

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The Science Behind Gratitude - How to Practice Gratitude

The benefits of practicing gratitude are nearly endless. People who take time to reflect upon the things they're thankful for are happier, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. Here's how you can make g

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Three Expectations Typical of Unhappy People

Here are three unreasonable demands that are often associated with unhappiness. By ridding youself of these irrational expectations you can boost your overall satisfaction.

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How Your Brain Controls the Speed of Time

Why does reality seem to slow down in moments of extreme peril? Can the mind really bend time? Here’s the neuroscience behind the phenomenon.

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Why Finding Time Each Day For Creativity Makes You Happier

Creative activities can trigger an "upward spiral" of well-being, psychologists find.

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

For Better Talk Therapy, Try Napping

Doctors are finding creative ways to make cognitive behavioral therapy more effective.

Science & Technology | Psychology & Psychological Research

6 Purely Psychological Effects of Washing Your Hands

Wash your hands, wash your mind: recover optimism, feel less guilty, less doubtful and more...

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

A Landmark Study Has Found Self-Control to be One of the Most Important Predictors of Success – Here's How to Increase

A world renowned study thas found self-control is one of the greatest predictors of future success and happiness. How to increase self-control in children.

News | Health & Wellbeing

The Secret to Being an Eternal Optimist

James Michael Sama suggests we stop wasting time hating the people who hate us, and spending more time loving the people who love us.

Advice & Self-Help | Relationships

Strong Women Never Let Relationships Destroy Their Happiness

Trusting yourself means you don't have to rely on a relationship to save you or make you happy. That's what makes you a strong, independent woman.

News | Health & Wellbeing

Growing Older, Getting Happier

Older people tend to be happier than younger people, and their happiness increases with age, a study in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry reports.

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Building Resilience in Children - 20 Practical, Powerful Strategies (Backed by Science)

All kids are capable of extraordinary things. By building resilience in children, we can give them the skills to thrive through challenge and adversity.

Advice & Self-Help | Relationships

The Power of Fantasy in a Relationship

Sexual fantasies can improve a relationship, new studies show; researchers add a caveat: It is best to fantasize about your partner.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

The Incalculable Value of Finding a Job You Love - The New York Times

To be happy, research suggests, earning a high salary isn’t enough. Once you have met your basic needs, satisfaction comes from developing an expertise.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work - The New Yorker

Maria Konnikova writes about how to create a positive work environment. Research shows that it involves not telling people to be positive.

News | Health & Wellbeing

Why #Smiling Will Quadruple Your Success

Smiling more can easily increase your success. Tim Denning explains how smiling can impact your level of trustworthiness and even help you feel more confident.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

7 #Habits of People Who Follow Their #Dreams

Once upon a time, I had a dream. It was a dream to write and be read by people around the world, like many of my favorite bloggers and authors.

News | Health & Wellbeing

7 Common Things People #Regret at the End of Their Lives

We all have seen people grow old and we know it very well that one day, our time will come too. No one wants to live their lives with regrets at the end. If you

Health & Fitness | Health News

This mindset will improve even the worst commute to work

If you feel like a slave to your commute, there is a much better way. And it doesn’t mean changing your travel plan.

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What to Do in Your 30s to Be Happy in Your 50s

What can you do in your 20s and 30s to increase your chances of happiness later in life? Here are three key lessons from the real experts.

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Psychological Benefits of Writing Regularly

When you attempt to envision a writer, I imagine many of you see a quirky recluse, hunched over a desk in some cabin, crumpled paper strewn about as they obsessively work on the next great American novel. But writing is so much more.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Tickling the brain can boost immunity: study

Artificially stimulating the brain's feel-good centre boosts immunity in mice in a way that could help explain the power of placebos, a study reported Monday. "Our findings indicate that activation of areas of the brain associated with positive expec

Advice & Self-Help | Helpful Advice

How To Overcome Self-Sabotage

When I was in high school, I loved being on stage. I mostly performed in musicals. While I loved the spotlight there was always a part of me that was jud...

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Parental Happiness Gap Is Largest In The US

Do children make you happier? It depends in which industrialised country you live.

Health & Fitness | Health News

How to Help With Anxiety. What To Do When Someone Close to You Has Anxiety.

Here's how to help with anxiety, that will make you seem as though you're made of sunlight and beautiful things, with a little bit of magic thrown in.

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

Steps to Turn Off the Nagging Self-Doubt in Your Head

Most of us lose a lot of time to negative thoughts; Surprisingly simple steps can help you reframe your thinking and feel more positive.

Health & Fitness | News Items

French Legislation Suggests Employees Deserve The Right To Disconnect

The provision aims to tackle work-related burnout.

Health & Fitness | Health News

How Your Gut Affects Your Mood

At any given moment, you have somewhere between 10 trillion and 100 trillion microorganisms inhabiting your gut — that’s more microbes in your bowels than ther…

Advice & Self-Help | Relationships

How to Get People to Like You (Heck, Even Love You)

We all care about what others think of us and want to be liked (despite what rebellious 15-year-old you might have said). The basics of getting people ...

News | Health & Wellbeing

How To Stop Letting Fear Run Your Life

Instead of backing away from it, here are five ways to move forward despite fear.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Three Things You Can Do to Get Out of Your Emotional Funk

The hardest time in my life was 2008/2009 when I was going through my divorce and best friend’s suicide. I did three things that helped me:

News | Health & Wellbeing

7 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be Happy

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com
Neil Pasricha is on a crusade, and his goal is to help people get happy. He has firsthand experience wi...

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

The done list is a productivity hack that’s the opposite of a to-do list.

I have a complicated relationship with to-do lists. They are undeniably useful for plotting out your day or week ahead of time, and they can be a great ...

News | Health & Wellbeing

Dealing with Depression: 14 NEW Insights That Will Change the Way You Think About It - Hey Sigmund - Karen Young

Depression has a vast reach, and chances are that at some point we will find ourselves dealing with depression in some way. Here are 14 important insights.

Health & Fitness | Psychology!

Why ' Work-Life Balance' Talk Might Make Us More Stressed Out

Do you snicker when you hear the term “work-life balance?” As if. That elusive Zen zone can provoke anxiety, especially to those of us whose perfectionism tells us if we try harder, we’ll find it.

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The Keys to Confidence

When you are around a confident person, you may feel drawn to them... as if you can trust what they are saying, and you want to get to know more. Conf...

Family & Parenting | Family and Parenting

Child and Family - The Importance of Our Early Life Experiences

Our early life experiences are critical in creating the blue-print for the way we live our lives. The three c's are a critical part of this.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Psychologists Reveal One Of The Best Ways To Boost Your Mood

When we’re having a rough day, many of us tend to treat ourselves to some form of retail therapy, a favorite dessert or going out with friends in hopes of feeling better.

News | Interesting Links

Science: Look At These Cute Cats to Boost Your Productivity

Looking at cute cat photos has potential work benefits according to a study by Hiroshima University researchers.

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

25 Books for Success, the Rest of the List

Reading about and applying techniques and success strategies are the best ways to discover and stay focused on your life's journey.

Health & Fitness | Health News

One Way to Grow A Happy Brain

Can you grow your own happiness? According to recent research, you sure can with just one simple practice. Find out what it is and how to get started today!

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

10 Great Things That Happen When You Set Boundaries

A life without limits means rarely saying “no” and considering everyone else’s feelings before your own. Not only are these people-pleasing habits wholly exhausting, they put you on the direct road to burnout, a major health hazard in its own right. They disregard how much work or effort you can handle on a regular basis.

Miscellaneous | Interesting & Helpful Information

A Strong Personal Brand Will Enhance Your Life, No Matter What You Do for a Living

The sooner you take control of how you define yourself, the sooner you can get on with achieving the most important goals in your life.

Pets & Animals | Cat & Dog Resources

Science Explains How It Feels To Be A Cat

Cats can be independent, aloof and mysterious. Learn science-backed information that explains what it really feels like to be a domestic cat.

Health & Fitness | Health News

How to Calm Anxiety and Depression - The Easy Way to Restore Vital Neurochemicals

Exercise is the wonderdrug-but-not-a-drug of mental health. Research has shown that it improves anxiety and depression. Now we’re starting to uncover why.

Advice & Self-Help | Relationships

13 Questions to Ask Before Getting Married

There are certain intimate and awkward topics couples should discuss before the wedding — unless you prefer to be surprised years later.

News | Interesting Links

Is Solitude a Key Element of Creativity?

Charles Dickens didn’t just have a great mind, he had great calves as well. On any given day, Dickens averaged 12+ miles of walking through the lush Kent countryside or the bustling streets of Victorian London.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

7 Bizarre Sleeping Habits Of Some Of The Most Successful People On This Planet - Happiness

For those at the top with demanding schedules and intense pressure, sleep schedules are often neglected and pushed aside. (Lack of sleep and exhaustion were the reasons Arianna Huffington collapsed in 2007 in her office.) While we can’t be sure of the health effects these sleeping regimens had—or will have—on the people below, their odd habits are definitely worth noting.

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Probiotics for Depression

A randomized controlled trial shows some promising results

Advice & Self-Help | Dr Dyan Blog

​How Your Core Values Shape Your Life

When you are living life according to your core values, you feel more fulfilled and at peace. Your core values are the guiding principles that shape y...

Advice & Self-Help | Dr Dyan Blog

Setting Intentions: How To Meet Your Goals

Health & Fitness | Health News

Why Resilience Is Good for Your Health and Career - WSJ

Why being resilient is good for your health: Companies coach employees in how to be positive and productive in spite of stress and disruption

Advice & Self-Help | Couples and Relationship Support

No. 37: Big Wedding or Small? - NYTimes.com

Health & Fitness | Health News

How to Deal With People Who Undermine Everything You Do

Years ago, a friend introduced me to someone who asked what I did for a living. “I work on an online video series,” I said. It was hard work, it required lots of planning, researching and interviewing, and it was how I paid the bills. My friend chimed

Advice & Self-Help | Empowering Tools for Growth

The Biggest Wastes of Time We Regret When We Get Older

We spend a lot of energy looking for shortcuts to save time, and sure, those shortcuts add up. But when I look back, my biggest time regrets aren’t spending too much time on Twitter or mismanaging my daily tasks. Those are bad habits, but there are bigg

Advice & Self-Help | Psychology

A Stanford psychologist explains why spacing out and goofing off is so good for you - The Washington Post

We believe that the opposite of focus— daydreaming, goofing off, spacing out— is to be avoided. Worse yet, having problems focusing is seen as an obstacle to overcome and even as pathological. Self- help books and productivity bloggers strive to keep us on task with advice and hacks.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

9 Little Hacks That'll Turn Your Crappy Day Into A Happy One

hether you love your job or are searching for a new one, there will be those inevitable days when you arrive at the office and feel a little blue.

News | Interesting Links

This Steve Jobs quote perfectly sums up the difference between billionaires and the rest of us - Yahoo Finance

From Yahoo Finance: Rich people think differently than the average person, and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs, who died...

Miscellaneous | Other Kinds of Whatnot

Want to Be Happy and Successful? Science Says Do These 7 Things

Working harder and longer hours won't make you more successful. Being happy will. Here's how.

Advice & Self-Help | Helpful Advice

20 Easy Stress Reduction Techniques for a Healthy Mind | Shape Magazine

You need relief! Stress relief, that is – and Shape has 20 simple but highly effective stress reduction techniques that you can use, now. These include prepping for tomorrow, choosing healthy snacks and more.

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The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014 | Greatist

We found these titles released in the last year inspirational, profound, informative, and straight-up fun!

Science & Technology | Technology

Can Meditation Gadgets Help You Reduce Your Stress—and Find Happiness?

New gadgets and apps are trying to make mindfulness meditation—an often perplexing practice—a lot easier for beginners. But how much can we expect our smartphones to enlighten us?

Miscellaneous | Judaism

10 Ways to Stop Worrying and Start Living - Personal Growth

I’m very anxious about all the terrible things that can happen. We live in such a dangerous world, and so many people are suffering. I’m always terrified that some calamity is going to befall me or those whom I love, G‑d forbid.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

9 Ways To Be Good To Yourself -- Starting Today

Many of us go through life receiving negative messages from parents, so-called 'friends,' partners, or even the media, telling us that we're not whole unless we buy what they're selling. When we accept these messages, we become focused on our own imperfec

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links!

Erasing the Negative Narrative Through Mindfulness Practice

The thing about mindfulness practice is that is not magic, or mysterious, or mystical; it is practical and applicable and easy; a ready tool for a more peaceful interior life and it only takes a few minutes a day.

History | Culture

The Science of Happiness | Jlife

Happiness is firmly ingrained in Jewish tradition. In fact, when we evaluate the newest scientific research on happiness, we can correlate much of its findings with the Jewish way of life. Judaism encourages community participation filled with food and tradition while research shows us that those involved in community are happier people. Judaism prescribes family values, relationships, celebrations and working through loss according to accepted rituals.

News | News

Americans over 30 are more miserable than they’ve ever been - MarketWatch

“Adults over 30 are less happy than their predecessors,” concludes a study published online Thursday in the journal Social Psychology and Personality Science, which examined happiness data from more than 50,000 adults, gleaned from the General Social Survey, carried out by NORC at the University of Chicago, a nonpartisan, independent research organization, which has collected information about American adults since 1972.

Home Improvement | In the Garden

Allotment gardening 'can boost mental well-being', according to study - BBC News

Spending time gardening in an allotment can improve mood and self-esteem, a university study says.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

How to Calm Down and Relax | Men's Health

This simple 2-minute breathing technique is guaranteed to help you relax when you're stressed. Discover how to do it.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Eating to Beat Stress and Depression | HealthyWomen

Macaroni and cheese, chocolate chip cookies, fried chicken, ice cream—these are some of the foods women turn to for comfort when we're feeling emotionally strained, depleted or depressed.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

How to Build Resilience Every Day | meQuilibrium

Here are three ways to make resilience a practice in your life right now -- and reap the benefits of being able to ride out any storm (or surf through it).

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

The Step-By-Step Guide for Turning Your Mundane Life Into One Full of Happy Moments

Here are my tips on what YOU could do to create your happy moments... (And I promise, there is no need to go to the other end of the world for that, you can as easily re-create the same experience at home.)

Advice & Self-Help | Interesting

Do what you love says Donald Trump

Donald J. Trump is the very definition of the American success story, continually setting the standards of excellence in business, real estate and entertainment. Show support for his presidential campaign here.

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Learning to Self-Manage Stress and Lower Performance Anxiety

Regardless of whether you're on a stage singing a song, in an office giving a presentation, public speaking, taking a test, running a football or fighting a tiger, your fight or flight system operates in the exact same way. So what can you do about it?

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

5 Things Resilient People Say to Themselves | meQuilibrium

Resilient people rewrite their habitual thoughts to be more supportive, realistic, and helpful. The great thing is that anyone can rewrite their thoughts; all it takes is practice. Here are five situations where resilient thoughts make all the difference

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

The 3 Most Delightful Techniques to Defeat Your Stress | Tom Casano

We've all been stressed before. And it can create knots in your back, arguments in your relationships, and affect your performance at work. Whether it's meeting deadlines for an assignment, getting g

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Making A Case For Joy In Your Job

Must you be unhappy in your job? This isn’t being productive—and it certainly isn’t being happy. It’s just being busy. And being busy hides us from being present.

Business & Finance | Careers & The Workplace

Being Laid Off Hurts, But It's Not the End of the World | Emma Goddard

It took me longer to find a job than it did to hold one. That was the first thought I had when I learned my company decided to shut down U.S. operations just six months after I started my first full-time position.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

Science Finds Even More Evidence That Anxiety Isn't Just 'All In Your Head'

One of the largest misconceptions about anxiety is that the disorder is something people "bring upon themselves," a concept that is as malignant as it is incorrect. Adding to the evidence against this

Advice & Self-Help | Advice

3 Simple Ways to Control Your Emotions in the Moment

Have you lost control of your emotions? What do you do right now, in the moment, to get yourself back on track? Here are three easy things you can start doing right away.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

3 Steps to Stopping Self-Blame in its Tracks

Do you constantly cycle through self-blame, even when it's not your fault? Use these easy tools to stop self-blame before it takes hold of your self-esteem.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

Is it possible that there is something that we don't fully understand about…

Is it possible that there is something that we don't fully understand about love, the understanding of which would change everything? Yes, there… - Carly Pepin - Google+

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

What are you waiting for?

What are you waiting for? The perfect time? There is no such thing as a perfect time in the future, it is always right now. Are you waiting to have the… - Carly Pepin - Google+