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The Happiness Curve: How and why life gets better after middle age

<i>Forget the clichés of the midlife crisis – instead, think of middle age as a low point on life’s ‘U-bend of happiness’, says the author of a new book</i><p>Jonathan Rauch confesses to having, somewhere in the back of his mind, an alternative title for his new book. “Sometimes I think it could be called …

Happiness

Exercise can help you feel less depressed according to a new study

Working out has been proven to be very beneficial to those of us with anxiety and work stress. But now a new study finds that certain kinds of …

Depression

How To 'Design Your Summer' So You Get A Major Happiness Boost For The Entire Season

While the colorful blooms of spring call to mind new beginnings and productive projects, summer is like a long sigh of relief: three months of long, …

Happiness

Why Mister Rogers’ message of love and kindness is good for your health

The release of the Mister Rogers documentary, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” calls to mind the essential message of Rogers’ long-running children’s …

Civil Rights

What If Your Dreams Came True This Month?

Would you change?<p>If you came face to face with your dreams today, tomorrow, next week or any time this month, what would that look like?<p>If you signed …

Happiness

New Research Reveals What People Regret Most of All: 5 Ways to Make Sure You Never Do

We all have regrets. But one type of regret discourages people the most and lasts the longest. Here's how to make sure that doesn't happen to you.<p>Look forward and the path seems uncertain, the future impossible to predict. Look back, though, and all your dots seem to connect...except, of course, …

Motivation

Is your home making you unhappy? The quick fix interior tips to boost your mood

Two years ago, Victoria Harrison was unhappy; burnt out from her commute, stressed at work, not sleeping, and living on chocolate and coffee. When she looked at her friends, also successful 30-something professionals in their dream jobs, she noticed something similar.<p>“We were all tired but wired,” …

Living Rooms

How to avoid the 'midlife slump' and make your 40s a much happier decade

After struggling to understand myself in my 20s and to establish myself in my 30s, I finally hit my stride in my 40s. My health was vibrant and I had a successful career in journalism, plenty of money, wonderful friends and a loving, stable relationship.<p>It was the unhappiest decade of my life.<p>Today …

Middle Age

Ancient wisdom reveals 7 rituals that will make you happy

You and I are not the first people to wonder, “How can I live a happier, more fulfilling life?” Not by a long shot.<p>Stoicism and Buddhism are both a …

Self-help

4 ways to finally carve out more time for reading

You might love reading the news on your commute, but if not, chances are, you’ve hit a rough patch where you’ve had no time to read for fun. Here’s …

Productivity

Science Says This Is the Best Way to Motivate Other People to Change Their Behavior

You can't force people to change but you can influence them.<p>Whether you want an employee to participate more in meetings, or you want your spouse to pitch in more around the house, you can't force someone to change their behavior.<p>You can, however, have a strong influence over another individual. …

I Was Living In Poverty When One Small Decision Started Making Me $5,000 a Week

With business slowing to a crawl and his rent due, this entrepreneur found prosperity by leaning into his fear.<p>6 min read<p>Last year, I was in a dilemma. I’d found success as a writer and as a coach, but my business had slowed to a torpor. I didn’t know how I was going to pay the rent, let alone eat. …

Profit

Eating chia seeds every day cleared up my skin — here are 6 reasons why you should eat them too

Nearly everyone has their healthy go-to — a specific supplement, fruit or vegetable that they'll tell you changed their life. I've usually taken that advice with a grain of salt, assuming a single ingredient can't drastically change your body. But once I found my go-to, I realized I had been …

This $12 Drugstore Hair Treatment Can Restore a Year’s Worth of Damage

When you're dealing with extremely damaged hair—dry, brittle strands that snap in half the minute they come in contact with a hairbrush—it seems like …

7 Things You're Relying On In Life That Are Only Holding You Back

The road to hell is paved with good intentions – and probably in the form of misinterpreted life advice.<p>There are so many cultural narratives about the roads that will lead you to success that are unhelpful at best, and destructive at worst. We take concepts like “willpower” and “passion” and …

Self-improvement

The best ways to lose weight and keep it off, according to science

In a country that eats dessert for breakfast, sustained weight loss can feel like an uphill battle.<p>Aside from avoiding obvious minefields like stacks of syrup-drenched pancakes and huge muffins, there are several practical guidelines to follow if you're looking to slim down. These tips can be …

How to Prime Your Brain to Be Happy

Dr. Laurie Santos, the professor behind Yale's insanely popular "Psychology and the Good Life" course, talks about why we're so bad at figuring out what we actually want.<p>If college is supposed to be a carefree, jolly, hedonistic four-year romp, someone forgot to tell the students at Yale. (Which …

Happiness

Here's How Resilient People Avoid Taking Things Personally

Next time you're feeling hurt or angry, this is what to do.<p>"It's not personal. It's just business." How many times have you heard those words when you were smarting over a job you didn't get or a pitch that got rejected, or a professional setback or slight? And how often have you found them …

Healthy Dips You Can Make with Basically Any Vegetable

Your Super Bowl snack plan is here.<p>Super Bowl Sunday definitely doesn't need to be a day for healthy eating, but we can still add a few more veggies to the spread. The best place to sneak them in? A couple healthy dips. There's a lot to love about this easy roasted vegetable dip recipe: the …

Food

Calling All Curvy Girls: These 15 Flattering Dresses Are Perfect For Your Engagement Party

When it comes to your engagement party, you want to wear something that's different yet reflects your personal style. So instead of putting on an old dress that doesn't bring you joy, try getting a new piece that you'll be excited to wear. We rounded up a list of red, sheer, lace, and floral-print …

Clothing

This Is The Biggest Key to Happiness, According to Science

You don't need to be happy all the time.<p>Over the past two decades, the positive psychology movement has brightened up psychological research with its …

China's Gold Demand Remains Robust After Lunar New Year Holiday

China returned to the physical gold markets strongly on 7 February, after a week-long break, as banks and retailers moved to replenish stock …

CAULIFLOWER DIJON Recipe on Food52

• 1 head cauliflower–cut into florets<br>• 1 16 oz. can organic garbanzo beans–rinsed<br>• 2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 2-3 tablespoons Dijon mustard (I prefer Amy’s brand)<p>Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.<br>• In a large bowl, toss together the cauliflower, garbanzo beans, olive oil, and a few pinches of salt and pepper. …

Food

5 Secret-Ingredient Soups

It’s easy to mix up a soup, but achieving robust results can often take a lot of time. That’s why each of these soups is made with a few flavor bombs …

Mindfulness Is So 2017. This Is the Practice That Will Bring You Peace in 2018, According to a Psychologist | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>You're never good enough, are you?<p>Never happy enough, never relaxed enough.<p>And never, you know, sufficiently at one with the world, no matter how much you've been practicing mindfulness.<p>Surely you …

Mindfulness

How quitting the Internet can make you healthier, wealthier and happier

You are an addict. We all are. And the sooner we admit that we have a problem and that our lives have become unmanageable, the sooner the healing can …

10 Healthy Lunches That Aren't All Lettuce

Don't let yourself fall victim to the January lettuce rut. If you, like us, have made a resolution to up your home-cooking and lunch-packing games, …

Healthy Eating

I spent this year reading about relationships, productivity, and success — and 15 insights stuck with me more than any others

As 2016 drew to a close, I published a list of nonfiction books I'd read that year. At that point, I thought I knew everything about how to be happier, how to achieve my goals, and how to become an expert at anything.<p>In 2017, I learned — surprise! — I was wrong. This past year, I read another …

This is what a can of coke does to your body in an hour!

President Donald Trump reportedly has 12 a day<p>We all know fizzy drinks are not your body's best friends, which is why reports claiming that Donald …

Wellness