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Why It Pays to Be a Jerk

New research confirms what they say about nice guys.<p>Smile at the customer. Bake cookies for your colleagues. Sing your subordinates’ praises. Share credit. Listen. Empathize. Don’t drive the last dollar out of a deal. Leave the last doughnut for someone else.<p>Sneer at the customer. Keep your …

3 Simple Things That Will Make You 10% Happier

Ever been really stressed? So stressed you nearly freak out?<p>This happened to Dan Harris… <i>in front of 5 million people</i>.<p><b>On June 7th, 2004, Dan was a</b> …

The Shortcut To Bonding With A Romantic Partner On A Deeper Level

From Sam Gosling’s book, Snoop: What Your Stuff Says About You:<p>Arthur Aron, a psychologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, is …

How to Improve Self-Esteem: A New Secret From Research

It seems we all want to know how to improve self-esteem these days.<p>Life can be hard. And who is usually hardest on you? Yourself. There’s that …

This Is the Key to Happiness, According to Psychotherapists

The story you tell yourself about your life.<p>When your vision of your life story is inadequate, depression can result.<p>Psychotherapists actually help …

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Happiness Is an Action

It takes courage and focus to turn your face to the sun. Getting happy is an action and an act of revolution.<p><i>It takes practice to stay inspired.</i> Real life is an opponent that won't quit. We are barraged with facts and influences that attack our confidence. Peace of mind is not an opiate. It's an …

7 Habits of Happy Employees

Happy employees share certain habits and behaviors, and these habits help them stay happy. Here are some of the most important ones.<p>Staying happy in the working world can be challenging, especially if you feel that your job is unfulfilling or more stressful than it's worth. But your attitude can …

This Study on Happiness Convinced a CEO to Pay All of His Employees at Least $70,000 a Year

You can thank one Mr. Dan Price for the Internet's feel-good business story of the day. The founder and chief executive of Seattle-based credit card …

High income improves evaluation of life but not emotional well-being

Abstract<p>Recent research has begun to distinguish two aspects of subjective well-being. Emotional well-being refers to the emotional quality of an …

The Science of Happiness

What makes you happy?<p>This question is not as easy as it might seem.<p>According to Shawn Achor in the Happiness Advantage, most Americans find free time harder to enjoy than work. Yes, you read that right. <b>It's easier for most of us to be successful than to be happy.</b><p>Why do we have a hard time enjoying …

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13 Things Smart Leaders Do to Boost Their Own Confidence

Want to become more confident? Here's what 500 successful executives say works for them.<p>Is confidence something you're born with, or something you build up over time? It's both, according to a survey of 500 highly confident women executives conducted by Helene Lerner, founder of WomenWorking.com …

The 3 Worst Habits of Clueless Leaders

I worked for a guy who thought of employees as squirrels. I know, because he told a reporter that he often needed to drop into the office "wildfire" to pick them up and save them from being burned alive. Seriously, I could not make this up. The newspaper ran the story.<p>No one is a perfect leader, …

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

The 1-Page Financial Plan: 10 Tips for Getting What You Want From Life

Carl Richards is well-acquainted with money-mistakes — not only because of his work as a certified financial planner, but also because of his personal experience.<p>During the last housing bubble, Richards moved to a new city, was swept up by the frothy housing market and bought a $575,000 house — …

How to exceed expectations in your first managerial role

After years of hard work, you’ve landed your first position as a manager. It’s now time to prove yourself in your new role, but that may be a …

What Does 'Employee Engagement' Mean?

I became an HR person in 1984. Back then people used to talk about ‘employee morale.’ Later, they came up with a new term: Employee Engagement. It means the employee’s connection to your mission. From the first time I heard that term, I was skeptical.<p>I worked with a lot of techies – engineers and …

What can we do to save the Universe from certain death? – Michael Hanlon

We are doomed. Our best efforts to reproduce, to conserve, protect and survive will, in the end, come to nought. We could sort out climate change, …