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12 Hidden Gifts of Not Pursuing Happiness

<i>“We need much less than we think we need.” —Maya Angelou</i><p>Life is difficult.<p>And so it is only natural for you as a human to gravitate towards happiness.<p>…

Happiness

The Secret to Well-Being

Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likely to cultivate within ourselves than stumble upon in our wanderings. As the Dalai Lama said, "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from …

10 Powerful Ideas that Will Change the Way You Work

<i>“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the</i> …

4 Tips to Live a Balanced, Happy Life with Fewer Regrets

<b>“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.” ~Thomas Merton</b><p>Balance has become an ever-elusive thing …

How to deal with highly negative people

It’s easier said than done. Here are a few simple strategies for dealing with that special misanthrope in your life<p>Raj Raghunathan<p>January 4, 2015 1:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>What is the single biggest determinant of your happiness?<p>The answer to this question, as you …

Self-help

6 Little Habits That Boost Happiness

<b>SPECIAL FROM</b> <i>Grandparents.com</i><p><b>Feel happier instantly with these little habits proven to lift your mood.</b><p><b>Listen to nature sounds</b><p>Remember that CD of soothing nature sounds that’s probably buried in a box in the attic? If you’re feeling a little down, it might be time to dig it up again. A study from …

5 Secrets to Using Your Time Wisely

<b>1) Schedule things that make you happy</b><p>You often schedule things that are “important”, but what about the things that make you happy? Activities on …

Time Management

21 Habits of Happy People You Can Adopt in 2015

It's the perfect time of year to reflect on and learn from everything that happened in your life in 2014 and to set new inspiring intentions and goals for the year ahead.<p>Here are 21 habits of happy people you can adopt in 2015.<p><b>1. Forgive more.</b><p>The Buddha once said, "<i>Holding on to anger is like</i> …

23 Pieces of Life-Changing Wisdom You Can Learn from Your Everyday Life

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The happiness curve

We all want to be happy, don’t we? Well, if you’re dissatisfied, frustrated or downright miserable, cheer up. There’s apparently a cure for you. Even better, it will materialize automatically. Just sit and wait; the very anticipation of its arrival might improve your spirits. The remedy: getting …

You’re As Happy As You Want To Be

If you are not happy as you are, where you are, you will never be happy, said Swami Rama Tirtha. Yet everyone is waiting for one or two things to …

5 'Tweaks' to Happiness

<b>I want to talk to you about happiness. I want you to know that it is a choice. I want you to realize that you are the one that decides.</b><p>So what have you decided?<p>For me, everything is anchored in perception.<p>If you are to distil everything down to its core, I can guarantee you that HOW YOU SEE YOUR …

Q&A: Bodybuilding Happiness Coach Paul Dolan

Paul Dolan is one of the world’s foremost experts on happiness research. The 46-year-old holds a chair in behavioral science at the London School of …

Happiness

How to Change Your Life in Just 2 Minutes a Day: 10 Quick Habits

<i>“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”</i> <b><br>Lao Tzu</b><p><i>“The distance is nothing; it is only the first step that is difficult.”</i> <b><br>Madame Marie du</b> …

How To Eat For Optimal Happiness

I'm a big believer that, aside from providing us with the nutritional fuel we need to function at our best, food should make us happy. That's right: …

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5 Tricks to Stop Procrastinating for Good

I meant to write this piece two weeks ago. I created a Word document and fully intended to start banging away on my Mac. But I had to contact some …

Procrastination

5 Proven Strategies for Releasing Negative Thoughts

"Mind is everything. What we think, we become." -- Buddha<p>Whether by virtue of our self-imposed stress, propensity for self-blame or the scarcity mentality that keeps us from connecting with our gratitude, negative thinking can be a significant obstacle to our personal development and emotional …

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Google Maps Shows Funny Directions

It's not the first time when Google Maps shows strange directions. This time, if you want to go from Stanford to Stockholm, Google recommends to …

7 Secrets to Unlock Success and Happiness

I frequently speak at conferences on many topics including innovation, leadership, and the future of mobile technologies. At these conferences, young people often ask me for career advice. I am reminded of my younger days when I was looking for the same. Wisdom from a few people has greatly …

5 Decisions To Avoid For A Regret-Free Life

Life is short, and time is the one thing we'll never get back. In our minds we understand this, but far too many of us don't live our life this way. …

Best Money Tips: Why You're Not Happy and How to Change It

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on the reason why you're not happy, the hidden costs of cutting …

Frugal Living

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