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10 Steps to a Happier Life, Backed By Research

I went through a number of great books on happiness and pulled together ten research-based tips that can help build a happier life:<p>1) Cut the small …

Happiness

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

8 Lessons on Happiness and Success From the Happiest Man in the World, in Quotes

If you still think that owning a big house or a luxurious car is the path to happiness, maybe it’s time you took notice of Matthieu Ricard—a …

A Guide to the Restoration of Marriage

<b>As you may have heard,</b> marriage is in a bad way. Supporters of procreative marriage are increasingly pressured to abandon their views, while liberals …

IT HAPPENED TO ME: I Learned My Father Was An Incestuous Pedophile Three Days Before My 27th Birthday

I am the fifth and final of my father’s children.<p>He has been married and divorced three times. His first marriage produced my eldest sister and my brother. His second marriage produced my two other sisters. Then there was me. The baby. A product of his final failed marriage to my mother.<p>My parents …

Relationships

10 Signs it Might Be Time to Divorce

Knowing when to divorce can be difficult, and it's a decision that shouldn't be taken lightly. So how do you know if you should proceed? How can you be sure that this time is really it? That this time there's no turning back?<p>While there's no magic answer for when to get a divorce, here are 10 signs …

Am I the only one who finds marriage hard?

Why did it affect me so? I guess I kind of saw them as a better looking, richer more talented version of my husband and I.<p>What?!<p>Look just trust me on …

Starting Over From Scratch - A Recipe for Happiness

When you get divorced, you're forced into a life you didn't plan for or expect. Even if you're the one that asked for a divorce, a new life is thrown at you.<p>At the beginning, it's always best to take stock of everything you already have. Take inventory of your internal pantry and look at the list …

How Your Happiness Is Contingent On You Making Decisions For Yourself

As a child, I remember my parents saying, "You can be anything you want to be when you grow up — but try to either be a doctor or lawyer."<p>While these …

15 Simple Ways to Live a Happy Life

"Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence."<p>Aristotle said this more than 2,000 years ago. And it still holds true today. What is the true purpose of life, if not to live a happy life until we die?<p>Happiness is one of the most sought-after goals in …

13 Camping Essentials for City People

4<p>SHARES<p>13<p>Gallery<p>13 Images<p>Even if you love living near a variety of good restaurants and actually-functional subway lines, you probably want to escape …

Writing a novel: Why it will increase your happiness

Finishing a novel can have many benefits, but can it also increase your happiness? Even though there is a stereotype of artists, including writers, …

Happiness

Does More Sex Make You Happier?

We bet your fiancé's argued this point before: that you'll both be happier if you have more sex.<p>Now you can have an informed discussion about this age-old couples conundrum, with data from a new study to be published in the August issue of <i>The Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization</i> .<p>Here's how …

10 Easy Things to Do After Waking Up to Start Your Mornings Happy

Anytime we read about things to do after waking up, we are given a list of impractical to-do’s, such as “visualizing the day ahead” or saying a bunch …

Emotional Health: 7 Habits of Emotionally Successful People

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Your emotional health is at the crux of your quality of life. Without happiness, hopefulness and well-being, it’s difficult to reach …

5 Keys to Real Happiness From 5 Must-Read Books

Fairytales feed our minds with the enchanted thoughts about finding a situation where our wishes are fulfilled and we live "happily ever after." Contrary to this belief, happiness is not something to go out and find. Happiness is made (with focus and effort) from within. Following the guidance of …

Choosing to Live My Best Life

My life has been transformed. Completely and utterly turned on its head, and it is amazing. I go to bed like a child on Christmas Eve because I am so excited to begin another day. What could be better than that?<p>I'm bursting with enthusiasm, energy and a desire to share what has happened to me, …

Top 10 Hacks That Turn Your Normal Road Trip into an Adventure

<i>What are the best road trip hacks?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Ted Sindzinski, Adventurer and Traveler</i><p>Here are a …

13 Incredibly Smart Tips To Be Happier From Mental Health Experts

Genius tips from people whose job it is to make you feel better.

Mental Health