Darin Ray

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Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …


Minecraft Billionaire on What Money Can and Can't Buy You

Being rich is not all it's cracked up to be, as the newly minted billionaire Markus Persson found out. What having lots of money really gets you--and why it might be just as important as happiness.<p>As we start the week holding our stomachs, worried about whether our 401(k) plans are safe from these …

Princeton University

A psychologist reveals the biggest predictor of happiness — and it's not money

When psychologist Arthur Aron was a graduate student in the 1960s, he was looking around for something to study for his dissertation. But he didn't want just any topic. He wanted to find one "that people thought couldn't be studied scientifically and then prove that it could be," he said.<p>And then …

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

Do these 10 things to change your life forever and for the better. Achieve your dreams and never give up with these tips!

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …


This Story About Marshmallows Explains How Mark Zuckerberg Gets Stuff Done

Between building drones that can beam Internet signals from the sky and investing in the future of virtual reality, it’s fair to say that Facebook …

Silicon Valley

5 science-backed habits that lead to long-term happiness, regardless of your genes and upbringing

But when researchers actually <i>study</i> happiness, they find some surprising quirks.<p>For example, you might suppose that great news like winning the lottery, dropping 20 pounds, or getting a new job would make you happy.<p>And it does — briefly. But it's only a spike.<p>(If that <i>sentence</i> makes you less happy, …