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Yale’s beloved happiness class is now on the internet for free

Happiness, they say, is infectious. Perhaps that is why the most popular course ever to be taught at Yale University—this semester enrolling 1,200 students, or a quarter of the undergraduate student body—is one titled “Psychology and the Good Life.”<p>PSYC 157, or “Laurie Santos’ happiness class” as …

Happiness

H.R. McMaster's parting shot at his dictator-loving boss

On Tuesday, H.R. McMaster — the still-uniformed Army lieutenant general who won medals for valor in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf — peaced out on his role as national security advisor to President Trump.<p>For about a year, the president had humiliated McMaster as if he were a cowering pharma …

National Security

Feeling intense shame can turn some people into narcissists — here's how

When was the last time you felt shame? Maybe you were embarrassed in front of your colleagues, or you felt guilty because you let someone down. Whatever it was, you'll remember it wasn't a nice feeling.<p>Many of us can eventually shake off the discomfort and get on with our lives. But others find it …

Narcissism

Portland mayor tells students, 'Don't listen to people who tell you you're too young'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler not only stood in solidarity with students who walked out Wednesday, he applauded them.<p>The Mayor wrote on a letter to the students addressing his full support on common-sense gun safety legislation, the termination of gun sales to anyone under the age of 21, and …

Guns

After 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned there's a particular type of habit that will keep you from getting rich

I spent five years studying the daily habits of hundreds of rich people. In my bestselling books, "Rich Habits" and "Change Your Habits, Change Your Life," I shared some of the important findings from that study.<p>During my research, I learned that the self-made rich adopted specific habits that …

Self-improvement

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Entertainment

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p><i>…</i><b>the well-being of</b> …

Parenting

Diastasis Recti Is The Condition Affecting Almost All Moms

After my second baby was born five years, I was told that I was the proud owner of a diastasis recti a little more than two finger widths wide. I had …

How smart people handle difficult people

Difficult people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive …

Never-Before-Seen Mineral Found Inside a Diamond

Calcium silicate perovskite (CaSiO3) is thought to be the fourth most abundant mineral on the planet, but until recently, it had never been observed …

What America is getting wrong about three important words in the Second Amendment

On Wednesday night, CNN hosted a town hall about gun violence with members of the community of Parkland, Florida, which only a week earlier had experienced a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Seventeen students and teachers lost their lives.<p>The town hall was remarkable in many …

Trump has proposed arming ‘weapons talented teachers.’ Here’s what veterans had to say.

On Thursday morning, President Trump sent tweets that advocated arming teachers and coaches at schools following the high school shooting in Parkland, Fla., last week.<p>“History shows that a school shooting lasts, on average, 3 minutes. It takes police & first responders approximately 5 to 8 minutes …

Guns

An insider explains how rural Christian white America has a dark and terrifying underbelly

As the election of Donald Trump is being sorted out, a common theme keeps cropping up from all sides: “Democrats failed to understand white, …

Want to Fall in Love With Your Partner Again? Science Says to Ask Them These 36 Questions | Inc.com

Relationships are hard. They can bring out the best in us, yes, but also the worst. They test the very essence of our beings: our capacity for forgiveness; our ability to trust (both ourselves and another); the true extent of our self-love; the strength of our boundaries; and the power of …

Relationships

Trump tweets that Mexico is the most dangerous country in the world, and Mexico fights back

President Trump falsely claimed in a tweet Thursday morning that Mexico is "now rated the number one most dangerous country in the world."<p>A border wall between the United States and Mexico is needed, Trump said, "for the safety and security of our country."<p>A few hours later, the Mexican government …

Here’s What The Trumpists Don’t Understand About American Greatness

Consider what the state of our nation would be without the accumulated protections over a century of progressive legislation.<p>The case for Donald …

Middle-class

Meet the 'mega monk' changing our attitude to happiness, one tweet at a time

There is a long-standing theory in the science of happiness that we each have a set point we return to; a happy medium, however high the highs or low the lows, in between.<p>This ‘hedonic adaptability’ means that even as we achieve our dreams - finding true love, starting a family, making a million – …

Social Media

The best recent science fiction, fantasy and horror novels – reviews roundup

Under a Watchful Eye by Adam Nevill, The Core of the Sun by Johanna Sinisalo, Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows by James Lovegrove, The Iron Tactician by Alastair Reynolds, Gilded Cage by Vic James, Defender by GX Todd<p>Adam Nevill’s riveting ninth novel, <b>Under</b> <b>a Watchful Eye</b> (Pan, £12.99), …

Books

10 unbelievably funny comedians that you can't end 2016 without falling in love with

We can all pretty much agree 2016 has been a long emotional rollercoaster ride into the darkest timeline. We lost so many icons this year, endured an …

6 Helpful Ways To Overcome Heartbreak

I'm writing this post with a lot of love for women who are nursing a broken heart.<p>Unless you married your high school sweetheart who you met when you were 14 (I know a few people who fall into this category, and part of me is envious of you) you probably have gone through one of the following …

Relationships

5 Daily Habits That Will Make Your Marriage Crazy Strong

Big gestures are great. (No one would turn down a surprise weekend getaway, are we right?) But if we're honest, it's really the little, everyday things that count — especially when it comes to marriage.<p>"The little everyday things you do for your partner lets them know that you are thinking about …

Relationships

Clinton, Trump clash in 2nd debate: CNN's Reality Check Team vets the claims

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump met Sunday for their second presidential debate, and CNN's Reality Check Team spent the evening analyzing their claims.<p>The team of reporters, researchers and editors across CNN listened throughout the debate and selected key statements from both candidates, …

Government

6 Signs Your Wife Is Totally Fed Up With You

In any marriage or long-term relationship, you have to stay present. Unfortunately, far too many men take their partner’s satisfaction in the relationship for granted, said Sharon Gilchrest O’Neill<i>,</i> a marriage and family therapist and the author of <i>A Short Guide to a Happy Marriage: The Essentials</i> …

Numb

50 questions to ask your spouse on date night that can strengthen your marriage

You have caught the man of your dreams and love every second you spend together. That's great! Everyone wishes they could say the same thing. Even if …

20 Quotes On Happiness That Will Impact The Way You Think

Sometimes we need a little push and reminder that things are not so bad in our lives, and we have the ability to make ourselves happy. We control our mood and our outlook, and sometimes we just need a little extra help to be content and happy. Here is the ultimate list of happiness quotes that can …

Happiness

How to Get Your Dog to Stop Barking

Six ways to control your dog's barking<p>Here's a list of six techniques that can help stop your dog from barking. While all of them can be very …

Psychology has identified three mindsets shared by people who actually follow through on their goals

I’ve never been an athletic or active person. My entire history of sports involved one season of track in high school and a brief flirtation with what I thought was a yoga studio but turned out to be more of a cult. But then, in my mid-30s, I had two children and gained 30 pounds. I was suffering …

Self-improvement

Here's Why You Must Make a Happiness List Right Now | Inc.com

What do you do when your career is moving along nicely, your relationships are going smoothly and your health is good--but you just aren't as happy as you'd like to be? That was the question facing me about two months ago.<p>A while back, I wrote a column from an interview with executive coach and …

Happiness

San Diego Comic-Con 2016: Your Complete Guide

From the superhero-movie sneak peeks to 'Game of Thrones' news, here's what's happening at this year's SDCC<p>In 1971, the 300-or-so people pawing …

4 Proven Ways to Increase Your Motivation to Exercise

Workout motivation. You don’t have any. You know exercise is good… and you still don’t do it. You’re not alone.<p>We all want a magic pill that makes us …

Jerry Seinfeld