Christina Lavalle

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7 Positive Psychology Happy Habits for Work and Life

Whether we are looking for greater harmony in our family relationships, more meaningful friendships, greater purpose and satisfaction at work, or more engagement in our community, the end goal is usually the same -- happiness.<p>As a positive psychology coach and educator, people share with me all the …

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 …

Those puppy-dog eyes trigger chemical connection with humans

The long, loving gazes. The ritualized, often high-pitched, expressions of affection. The heroic self-sacrifice one would readily endure for the other.<p>What is it about the bond between human and dog that is not like the relationship between parent and child?<p>Now science offers a new explanation for …

America's 10 Fattest (and Leanest) Cities

See where your hometown ranks<p>Go to Google Maps, type in "United States," and you'll be reminded of just how big Texas is. But what you can't see is the size of the state's citizenry: Five Lone Star cities are among the nation's fattest, with Corpulent Christi at the top.<p>To arrive at our rankings, …

COUPLEDOM CANDIDS: Bobby Brown & Pregnant Wife Alicia Etheredge, Meagan Good & Husband DeVon Franklin DINE in Beverly Hills + Morris Chestnut & Wife Pam Grab Dinner In NYC

Black love was all around Beverly Hills and NYC yesterday. Peep coupledom flicks of <b>Bobby Brown</b> and his pregnant wife <b>Alicia Etheredge, Meagan Good</b> and …

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NASA Is All About Sending Humans To Mars Before Anyone Else

NASA administrator Charles Bolden really wants to see people on Mars, and he wants America’s space agency to get them there first.<p>“Our ultimate focus is the journey to Mars and everything comes back to that,” Bolden told lawmakers at a hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and …

The Key to Weight-Loss Success That Has Absolutely Nothing to Do with Diet or Exercise

Your slim-down plan is basically doomed if you don't take care of this crucial element.<p>Looking back on my weight-loss journey, there's one really crucial lesson I learned that I wish I had known from the get-go. It has nothing to do with how much to eat or which workouts burn the most calories or …

Study shows dogs make 'puppy eyes' deliberately to bond with humans

When people call their dogs their "fur babies," they may be onto something, at least on a chemical level.<p>Dogs that make so-called puppy eyes at their …

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