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3 research-backed ways to find lasting happiness

Some of the tips feel corny … so you don't actually do them. Others stop working after a while so you stop following through.<p>What gives? Isn't there a solution that really works and keeps working?<p>I'm with you. I want answers. Who has them? Sonja does. So I gave her a call.<p>Sonja Lyubomirsky is a …

Happiness

The 5 Mental Barriers to Greatness Only You Can Remove

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is nothing more inspiring than witnessing greatness, and watching those who have dedicated their entire life to a craft. Most haven’t thought about greatness, because they don’t think it’s possible.<p>In a time of insurmountable …

Self-improvement

3 Remarkably Effective Habits for a Happier, More Successful You

When you're happier at work, you're 31 percent more productive.<p>To be happy, you have to want to be happy. It is a personal choice. You can define your own happiness; it is OK. Going through life is easier when you embrace happiness and when you see life through a more positive lens. Not only that, …

Happiness

5 Science-Backed Ways to Become Happier

Are there tricks to becoming happier in life? How do genetics affect your level of happiness? Has research proven ways to become happier? Read on!<p>Is there a secret to true happiness? Is the propensity to be cheerful and positive built into our genes, or is it completely dependent on our attitude …

How to beat smoking, other bad habits with better self-control

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ready to kick your bad habit once and for all?<p>Even if you're not completely committed yet, there's a technique that may unconsciously help, whether you're intending to quit smoking, binge eating, gambling or another addictive behavior -- and even if you don't think you're ready.<p>A review of …

Self Control

This Is the Top Predictor of Success in Life

Increase self control to increase success<p>Self control predicts success even better than IQ.<p>From Charles Duhigg’s excellent book The Power of Habit: …

7 Simple Tweaks That Make Your Brain Work Remarkably Well

Your brain is influenced by a wide array of factors. Here's how to get it working at its best.<p>Have you gotten through all the important tasks you need or hope to get done today? Neither have I. Yet with ever-more-loaded schedules, tight deadlines, and the constant flow of new opportunities, most of …

7 Pet Peeves of Highly Successful People

<i>By Morgan Quinn</i><p>With more than 25 million copies sold worldwide in more than 40 languages, <i>The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People</i> is one of the most popular self-help books of all time. In this book, author Stephen R. Covey ignored psychology fads and instead offered seven proven principles of …

7 Toxic People to Avoid When Starting a Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Starting a business is one of the most challenging things you can do. And one of the hardest parts is that most people won't understand why you're working so hard, especially when you're not making much money to start.<p>They also won't …

Self-help

Study: Meditation Can Help Reduce Self-Critical Behavior

A study finds that lovingkindness meditation, a Buddhist practice, helps weed out negative behavior and ease symptoms of depression.<p>Perfectionism can have its benefits--motivation and setting high standards for your work-life--but it can also have negative side effects, like heightened levels of …

How to Build a City on the Moon

The new head of the European Space Agency wants to give it a try.<p>Humans haven’t set foot on the moon since 1972. That hasn’t stopped Johann-Dietrich Woerner, the new director general of the Paris-based European Space Agency, from pushing mankind toward more of a giant lunar leap than another small …

Space Exploration

Boko Haram’s Old Leader is MIA. Can New Ones ‘Bring Back Our Girls’?

Abubakr Shekau has been ‘killed’ many times, and has come back quickly. But since he pledged allegiance to ISIS, nobody’s heard from him.<p>CALABAR, …

Humans see colour differently in the summer

Colour perception changes between seasons with humans seeing yellow as more green in the summertime<p>Humans see colour differently in the summer with yellow seeming more green than in the winter months, scientists have shown for the first time<p>The researchers at York University looked at how colour …