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Having a dog might have a surprising added health benefit

Research conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracked 643 children aged between 4 and 10 over the course of 18 months, with parents quizzed about their kids' body mass index (BMI), physical activity, screen time, and mental health.<p>While the study found no difference …

Pets

The One Trick That Will Allow You To Change Habits Overnight

Magic Tip: Adjust your life so all you have to do is show up.<p>The past few weeks, I got into a major slump when it came to taking care of myself. I started eating out with my girlfriend much more and replacing the salads for the burgers and fries. Working out started going from a mandatory once a …

Will Power

How to Find Happiness in Today’s Hectic World

Trying to find happiness in a world so busy and complicated can seem impossible.<p>What’s weird is that in so many ways our lives are objectively better …

How To Live a Life With No Regrets

Putting one foot in the grave today can make you a better entrepreneur and a happier person.<p>One of my best memories of the late management icon Peter Drucker was him telling me that the greatest misconception about the entrepreneur's mind set is that they are risk takers. That may be the way they …

15 Tips for Being Happy at Work

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

How to be happy: expert advice

Experts including comedian Ruby Wax, author Gretchen Rubin, and LSE professor Paul Dolan tell you how to find happiness in everyday life<p><i>Ruby Wax is a comedian and the author of 'Sane New World: Taming the Mind’</i><p><b>Don’t chase happiness.</b> It’s important to accept that it is usually fleeting. A lot of us …

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

A psychologist explains the simplest way to be satisfied

In it, Schwartz argues that the modern world's smorgasbord of options—Brawny or Bounty? Coke Zero or Diet? Major in sociology or anthropology?—makes us less happy, not more. "Choice overload," as he calls it, makes us question our decisions, set our expectations too high, and blame ourselves for …

Happiness

Give These 4 Things to Others to Be Happier

It's no secret that doing good makes others happy -- but did you know it can make you happy as well?<p>According to a study conducted by psychologists at the University of Louisville in Kentucky, people participating in meaningful activities were happier and felt that their lives had more purpose than …

Happiness

4 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Be Happy

I had a lunch with an acquaintance recently, and by the time we finished our food and conversation, we had the beginning of a beautiful friendship. We talked, we shared and we listened to each other and really held space for what was going on in each other's lives.<p>My friend used to be a wild boy. …

Happiness

4 Questions to Help You Let Go And Allow Life To Happen

<b>“If you let go a little you will have a little happiness. If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely you will be</b> …

5 Choices That Are Vital To Your Success & Happiness

Over the course of my life, I’ve built several careers: I’ve been an accountant, I’ve started my own law firm, I’ve created a commercial real estate …

Faceted Classification

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed By Harvard Study

Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and taking care of yourself physically, financially and emotionally.<p>Thus revealed a recent survey of Harvard's class of 1980 - with data likely biased to those feeling good enough about their …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier Every Day

Would a boost in positivity help your career and relationships? These studies show how to get an improved outlook.<p>Regardless of who you are, what you do, or how much money you have, life in this world will never be perfect. People die, accidents happen, and things break. Even so, it's possible to …

Being Happy at Work Matters

People used to believe that you didn’t have to be happy at work to succeed. And you didn’t need to like the people you work with, or even share their values. “Work is <i>not</i> personal,” the thinking went. This is bunk.<p>My research with dozens of companies and hundreds of people — as well as the research …

20 Secrets Genuinely Happy People Never Told You

Happiness is a choice, and genuinely happy people make the choice to be happy, everyday! But what you may not know is that happy people face …

17 Habits To Create Long-Term Happiness Within You

Lately, I’ve been seeing a lot of articles on happiness online. They mostly talk about the things we can do to become happy.<p>But the thing is, what we …

10 Scientific Ways To Be Happy

Want to be happy? Slow down

In 1972, Matthieu Ricard had a promising career in biochemistry, trying to figure out the secrets of E. coli bacteria. A chance encounter with …

4 Steps to Get From Where You Are to Being Happy Where You Are

I went to a corporate cocktail party a few nights ago, and being the introvert that I am and deathly allergic to small talk, I decided to skip it and get right down to business. <i>My</i> business, not theirs. Happiness.<p>I quickly discovered that when confronted with the question, "Are you happy?" people …

Happiness

The One-Word Key To Peace And Self-Acceptance

<i>The author of</i> Living With Intent <i>-- and daughter of Deepak Chopra -- reminds us how to find our own kind of grace each and every day.</i><p>By Mallika Chopra<p>Today is like so many days. I'm running late for a meeting and instantly start beating myself up. Why are you so stupid? Why didn't you just leave the …

Positive Thinking

15 Ways to Become a Happier Person

Want to become a happier person? Follow these tips.<p>We all want to be happy. No matter what we're currently working on or striving toward, it is--by and large--our ultimate goal. Whether that means building a business, cultivating a meaningful relationship, or watching a movie coupled with a glass …

The 10 Most Unexpected Ways to Be Happy, Backed By Science

1. Embrace opposing feelings, at the same time<p>Cheerful + Downcast = Happy<p><b>Acknowledging the complexity of life</b> may be an especially fruitful path to …

Success vs. Happiness: Don't Be Fooled Into Thinking They're the Same

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Take a minute to think about how "successful" you are.<p>Now think about what criteria you used to evaluate yourself. Some people might look to their bank account. Others to various degrees they've collected. Many would look to their …

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