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Should You Lower Your Standards? Relationship Advice From a Spiritual Perspective

In a relationship, congruous standards are important.<p>When it comes to relationships, we all have our standards. Standards are those ethical principles that we navigate our lives by. They are a kind of personal code by which we make choices, decisions and intentions. Fundamentally, they are the …

Spirituality

3 Simple Ways to Beat Stress and Boost Happiness

<i>Unlocking happiness may be as easy as these three tips from YourTango.</i><p>Are you going to let stress ruin your life? Hell no! Start doing these small rituals . . . ASAP!<br>Stress is powerful — manage it or it manages you, right?<p>How many times has stress overtaken you, depleting your energy and stealing …

Immune System

Here Are 10 Specific Ways Money Can Buy You Happiness

<i>On Quora, the social question-and-answer site, a user asked: "What life lessons are counter-intuitive or go against common sense or wisdom?" One of the most popular answers came from Quora contributor and former Reddit CEO Yishan Wong.</i><p>* * *<p>By Yishan Wong<p>Here's one that goes against a lot of …

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The Reason You're Not Happy (And How To Fix It)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>If only [blank], I would be truly happy.<p>We’ve all uttered that phrase at one point during our lives, right?<p>Whether we were kids hoping for that one Christmas present we really wanted or adults in search of that next promotion, we’re constantly in …

This Is The Age You'll Know True Happiness, According To Science

<b>Can you guess?</b><p>When you ask people when they were the happiest, chances are they get nostalgic and reflect back to their childhood. After all, that's when we were living free of all responsibilities — I mean really, bills? What the hell are those? Not to mention, other people were tending to our …

6 Secrets of Happy Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people choose to become entrepreneurs because they seek more fulfilling work. They might be unhappy with the traditional daily grind of office work and desperate for more control over their daily tasks, or driven to create something …

Entrepreneurship

The secret of happiness? Stop feeling bad about being unhappy

I am going to come out of the closet, and make a shocking, even shameful, admission. I am not a happy person. In fact I am the sort of chap who complete strangers come up to in the street and advise to cheer up, since it might never happen.<p>I am not, I should emphasise, an unhappy person either. I …

Economics professor: We're no closer to happiness than we were in the 1950s

<i>Lord Richard Layard is professor emeritus of economics at the London School of Economics. He was founder-director of its Centre for Economic Performance and now heads CEP's Wellbeing Programme. His work on unemployment, childhood, mental health, and wellbeing has influenced policy in Britain and</i> …

What Kind of Happiness Are You Seeking?

Dear friends<p>How much do we really know about happiness? From a Buddhist perspective, all sentient beings, including animals, seek happiness. We have …

10 Simple Qualities That Can Help You Achieve Professional Success and Satisfaction in Life

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The two biggest things people search for are simple: the desire to be happy and the desire to feel satisfied with life. To attain these goals and to achieve great satisfaction and personal satisfaction in your life and career, consider …

4 daily habits that will make you happier

I'm not one who believes you can be happy all the time, but I have learned you can be happy much of the time.<p>And that's not something that depends on how your day is going or how others treat you — it depends on what you do on a regular basis.<p>I remember being unhappy most days, at one point in my …

The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

By Lillian Cunningham<p>Lillian Cunningham<p>Reporter hosting the "Presidential" and "Constitutional" podcasts<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. <i>Better Than</i> …

Self Control

The Difference Between Happiness and Pleasure

As we learn to shift our intent from controlling and not being controlled, to becoming loving to ourselves and others, the heart opens and joy is the result. Deep and abiding happiness and joy are the natural result of operating from the spiritual values of caring, compassion and kindness.<p>We are a …

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 …

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 …

Meaningful Social Activities Help Seniors Maintain Cognitive Skills

A new study suggests participation in meaningful social activities may mitigate normal mental declines among seniors.<p>Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School …

Alzheimer's Disease

Probiotics May Stop Sadness Becoming Depression - PsyBlog

How four weeks of probiotic supplementation can help stop a sad mood getting worse.<p>Probiotics may stop sadness turning into depression by helping …

Why Overthinking Is Holding You Back

Do you have a hard time quieting your thoughts and keeping your brain from going into overdrive? In addition to making you more stressed and anxious, new research suggests that a hyperactive mind could hinder your ability to perform simple tasks.<p>In a study published last week in the journal Nature …

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Why happiness is infectious: you can actually smell joy

Utrecht University in the Netherlands found that odours produced by our bodies can communicate happiness to others<p>It is said that happiness is contagious and now scientists believe they may know why.<p>For the first time researchers have found that humans can pick up whether a person is feeling joyful …

Mind Your Email Manners

In business communication, it is important to observe some etiquette rules<p>So much business communication takes place electronically that people tend to dash off emails without thinking about them. But even with quick messages, it is important to observe some etiquette rules.<p>“Email is often the …

Indonesia's Jokowi seeks to revive faltering manufacturers

BEKASI, Indonesia (AFP) - Indonesian factory manager Ronie, whose plant produces shoes for Western markets, is preparing for layoffs as orders fall …

16 Ways to Create Your Own Happiness at Work

Happy people are 36 percent more motivated, six times more energized, and twice as productive as their unhappy counterparts.<p>Let's face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found that just 13 percent of us …

11 Simple But Profound Signs You Need a Mental Nap

Your mind can only power through for so long. Find a way to clear your brain every day.<p>We push ourselves to the far edges of what we can handle. Why? Is it part of our DNA? Or is it a foundational psychological flaw that rationalizes our desire to pack as much as we can into every day with the …

Don’t Make These 7 Mistakes When Studying

<i>By Heather Sanders</i>Most of the readers here are educators, but you are not the target audience for this particular post, which focuses on high school …

5 scary things which happen to your body (and mind) when you drink booze

Alcohol is the world’s most dangerous drug – and the most popular.<p>Dr. Samuel Ball of the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia …

5 Foods That Drain Your Brain

You’ve probably been hearing a lot about how too much sugar is harmful to healthy brain functions. But, new research is now proving that sugar isn’t …

Working Through Depression: Many Stay On The Job, Despite Mental Illness

When a pilot crashed a Germanwings plane into a mountainside in the French Alps last month, one word kept coming up over and over in the media coverage: depression. What did the airline know about the pilot's mental health, and what was he required to tell them?<p>Of course, being depressed is a very …

Women in IT: Making an Impact

There is much being said today about the topic of women in IT. I feel that, first and foremost, companies should recognize the value that diverse …