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Music: new talent for 2015

On the eve of the BBC Music Sound of 2015 poll, the Observer’s music critics pick out the young contenders set to grab next year by the horns<p>While the rest of the world is looking forward to Christmas and perhaps thinking back over the highlights of 2014, in the relentlessly forward-looking world …

Best 50 albums of 2014

From One Direction to Taylor Swift and Future Islands, our countdown of 2014's best 50 albums<p><b>50</b> <b>One Direction</b> Four <br>"Imagine five little English Bruce Springsteens in check shirts, jeans and T-shirts, fists aloft, roaring declarations of lusty young love in the back of an open top car driving through …

Lucinda Williams

Spotify's Most Listened-To Songs and Artists of 2014

A lot happened in music this year, including Taylor Swift's official pop-star debut, the summer radio dominance of Ariana Grande, and an introduction to Sam Smith and Meghan Trainor as the newest need-to-know musicians on our radar.<p>But who was the most listened-to artist of the year? And what song …

Eight Secrets to Free Your Spirit and Find Joy

They play and laugh freely, finding wonder in the smallest things. They are infinitely creative because they haven’t yet built up the layers of …

Chester See - God Damn You're Beautiful (Official Music Video)


Dark Horse (Acoustic Cover)

Katy Perry

Gloriana - (Kissed You) Good Night - Tiffany Alvord and Chester See (Official Cover Music Video)

The One That Got Away (Ft Tiffany Alvord)

Social Media

Stay With Me - cover by @chestersee (ft. @lanamckissack & @d_trix)

Sam Smith

Lennon & Maisy // "That's What's Up" // Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

"Sweater Weather" - The Neighbourhood (Max & Alyson Stoner Cover)


"Problem" - Ariana Grande (MAX & Kurt Schneider Cover)

Ariana Grande

Mini Oreo Cheesecake Recipe - Laura Vitale - Laura in the Kitchen Episode 799

8 Reasons Why Dogs are the Best Friends Ever

Is it obvious how much we love animals here at HelloGiggles? We’re crazy about every species, but today, let’s talk about dogs, and how they aren’t …

16 Poisons To Your Happiness

• Facebook<br>• Twitter<p>Sometimes we can be our own worst enemy when it comes to true and eternal happiness. A healthy amount of tough love and …

13 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be A Happier Person

That's what we learned from 13 scientific studies that discovered small changes we can all make to improve our outlook on life.<p>From writing down the good parts of your day to simply smiling, here are a few proactive steps you can take towards becoming a happier you.


Does Success Bring Happiness?

The old saying, “Success is getting what you want and happiness is wanting what you get,” might well sum up the dilemma of many professional women. …

Money can buy happiness – but only so much of it

Can money buy happiness? This question, long pondered by philosophers, psychologists, sociologists and theologians, has more recently become a subject for empirical study by economists. Testing has been made possible by the accumulation over time and in many countries of survey data on happiness or …

Are You Too Busy To Go To The Restroom?

Your answer to this question is one litmus test of an over-stressed, over-scheduled life. It's a sad commentary on contemporary life that many people can't seem to find the time to answer nature's call. Some of us studiously avoid fluids so as not to waste valuable time taking bathroom breaks. We …

Happiness at Work Survey

Serious business<p>We believe that happiness is a serious business. Research shows that happiness and wellbeing at work is the foundation of a …


Staying Happy in your Place of Work | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

One cannot argue how important happy employers are at work. The happier the employees, the more productive the business. Maybe your employer is not …


10 Reasons to Smile

It is known that Laughter is the best medicine however a <i>smile</i> on the other hand, soothes the soul, and oozes infectious radiance.<p>There are so many …

Immune System

Want to Be Happy over the Holidays? Practice Forgiveness!

The holidays are not always a happy time for many people, particularly for adults who are disappointed or hurt year after year—that their family …

2 Ways to Stay Positive When Dealing With Negative People

We all have to deal with <i>negative people</i> at some point in lives, we just do. Sometimes we can avoid them, other times we can’t. Sometimes these …

How Playing It Safe Can Ruin Your Life

Have you ever missed out on a great opportunity because you played it safe?<p>Think about it. Look back over your life and think about the things you …

How to Forgive and Forget

The spring of my freshman year in high school, the mother of one of my friends started a campaign. The gist of her message was that I was cruel and …

7 Reasons to Be Happy Even if Things Aren’t Perfect Now

<b>“Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” ~Unknown</b><p>Even though I couldn’t …

It's Okay Not to Be Okay

So here goes nothing...<p>In June 2011, I walked out of hospital after a suicide attempt and I haven't looked back. I still remember how that day looked.<p>…