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A happiness researcher has found that there are four keys to a fulfilling job

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some ways companies can increase happiness levels of employees, in order to boost performance?</i> <i>Answer by Raj Raghunathan, professor of marketing and happiness expert at UT Austin.</i><p>One way to answer this question is to first get an understanding of …

Happiness

How to Deal With Your Kid’s Tantrums

They say adults who have high emotional intelligence have better relationships, are more productive at work, and have an overall better quality of …

Parenting

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

Stanford University

New Research Discovers That Depression Is An Allergic Reaction To Inflammation

–<p>Eleanor Morgan of <i>VICE</i> adds: <i>“Both cytokines and inflammation have been shown to rocket during depressive episodes, and – in people with bipolar – to</i> …

Eight Signs You Need To Lower Your Cortisol Level—With Easy, Real-Life Solutions | Poliquin Article

Do you have trouble sleeping, suffer from anxiety, or just feel like you’re overwhelmed by stress?<p>If so, you may have elevated levels of the stress …

What Are the Three Ways to Train Your Brain to Be Happy?

You can train your mind to be unhappy and you can train it to be happy.<p>Training your mind to look for errors and problems (as happens in careers like …

Happiness

Rumi, and the Knowledge Not Manifest

In this era of evidence based science, the practice of medical sciences is expected to conform to standards derived from scientific inquiry. Psychiatry is not exempt from this purported paragon and the American Psychiatric Association publishes and updates guidelines that virtually dictate the …

American Psychiatric Association

You Become The Fictional Characters You Watch

Researchers at Ohio State University examined what happened to people who, while reading a fictional story, found themselves feeling the emotions, …

Adrenal Fatigue—And What to Do About It

Though by no means in the mainstream, conversations about adrenals—and incipient “adrenal fatigue”—have been coming up more and more. Flat out: …

How Getting Naked Eased my Depression & my Life

1992. I’m running. Up West 10th, past Safeway, past the Starbucks. I’m running like an exploding jack in the box. I turn a corner, running, past that …

Mental Health

Veterans Let Slip the Masks of War: Can This Art Therapy Ease PTSD?

How papier-mâché masks are helping Iraq and Afghanistan veterans heal.<p>Service members suffering from PTSD often feel like they’re wearing a mask. …

The Secret To Making Anxiety Work In Your Favor

As psychologist Amy Cuddy explains, we may not be able to extinguish anxiety, but we can learn to interpret it differently.<p>Alison Wood Brooks, a colleague of mine at Harvard Business School, also happens to be a talented singer. She’s logged hundreds of hours in front of audiences, and her poise on …

Public Speaking
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Why "Minimalism" Should Be Your 2018 Resolution

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak. ~Hans Hofmann, <i>Introduction to the Bootstrap</i>, 1993<p>After …

This May Be the Best Prescription for Happiness

<b>"Less me, more we."</b><p>We hear this all the time: It has kept psychiatrists like me in business for years. But while I agree with the overall message, it …

Happiness

Harvard MRI Study Proves Meditation Literally Rebuilds Brain's Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

A study conducted by a Harvard affiliated team out of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) came across surprising conclusions regarding the tangible …

The Danish Secret to a Happy Winter

Want to know how to deal with the increasingly short days and frigid temperatures of winter? Consider consulting some of the world’s leading …

Happiness

Secondhand Stress

We have all heard about the dangers of secondhand smoke, but did you know you now need to protect yourself from secondhand stress?<p>If you are like me, you may be more susceptible to others' stress. More times than not, I find myself unconsciously taking on the stress from those whom I most care …

Happiness

Mindfulness backlash: Could meditation be bad for your health?

A cure-all for everything from stress to anger, or a load of marketing hype that could making you more anxious? Anna Hart gets to grips with the growing mindfulness backlash<p>I have a confession: meditation seriously stresses me out. I’ve downloaded apps like Headspace, Digipill and Calm. I’ve been …

New Theory on Origin of Depression

Major depression is a significant health issue as it afflicts one in six people at some point in their life. Moreover, it is the leading global cause …

Immune clue to preventing schizophrenia

<b>It may be possible to prevent schizophrenia by calming the brain's immune system, say scientists.</b><p>Brain scans found an overactive immune system in patients as well as in those at high risk of schizophrenia.<p>The UK Medical Research Council team wants to test anti-inflammatory drugs to treat or even …

The Brain

How To Get People To Like You: 7 Ways From An FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

20 Stunning Photos Of Modern Day Gypsies

A horse-drawn caravan and a Facebook account aren't often things we think of as belonging to the same person, but that was before we knew of the modern day gypsy.<p>This particular fraction of the population breaks with the conventions and responsibilities of a stationary life in favor of the open …