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5 Things Really Happy People Do Daily

There are times that happiness can seem so fleeting, we don't even notice when it's here. The trick to achieving a level of joy you're able to maintain, however, is doing small things every single day to work towards happiness--rather than trying to achieve it all at once.<p>Here are five things …

Happiness

Science says happier people have these 9 things in common

REUTERS/Sean YongEverybody wants to be happy. That's why the science of happiness has taken off in recent years, with the skyrocketing popularity of …

Why am I not finding the blog post? Reshaping INDIHOPE

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5 Ridiculously Easy Things You Can Do Every Day to Feel Happy

Can you see it? You live on a tropical island. You get up when you like and you do what you want. Some guy named Jeeves brings breakfast. From a …

The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged numbers with the person sitting next to me at a Cabernet tasting at my favorite wine bar and went for a coffee with a neighbor I met walking my …

Wine Bar

How Animals Think

A new look at what humans can learn from nonhuman minds<p>For 2,000 years, there was an intuitive, elegant, compelling picture of how the world worked. It was called “the ladder of nature.” In the canonical version, God was at the top, followed by angels, who were followed by humans. Then came the …

12 Self-Awareness Exercises That Fuel Happiness and Success

How you behave and respond to external situations is governed by internal mental processes. Self-awareness uncovers any destructive thought-patterns and unhealthy habits. This leads to better decision-making and behavioral responses. Here are 12 exercises for greater self-awareness:<p>An old African …

Self-awareness

New Study Confirms: Money Buys Happiness

Some say happiness comes from family, travelling, and taking time to appreciate the little things. Of course those things are fulfilling — but let’s …

Research

9 Mental Habits That Can Make You Feel Bitter

Over the course of our lives, we run across all types of people—and the fact that we're prone to classifying them as "types" shows just how much we …

4 Mental Blocks That Are Holding You Back from Happiness

Let go of these things to get to a better place.<p>Luminita D. Saviuc is no stranger to hard times. The blogger behind Purpose Fairy.com grew up …

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 …

Happiness

6 Grateful Habits for Happiness

If we really do want to live a more fulfilled and joyful life then cultivating a sense of gratitude is a key ingredient. Gratitude for all that we have, for all that is there, brings with it a deeper appreciation of life itself.<p>So often we count what is missing from our lives, focusing on what is …

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Overcoming the Three Key Fears for Success and Happiness

The challenge comes from the fears that get in your way. Without proper attention, these inner conflicts can stop you from creating an extraordinary life and accomplishing your life goals.<p>As you grow older, an urge tends to become stronger: to make the most of yourself, so you can help yourself and …

Mentoring

Schmaltz-Refried Pinto Beans

8 Servings<p>Most store-bought lard (the traditional fat in refried beans) is nearly flavorless, unlike chicken fat, which is delicious and readily available.<p>February 2016Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 ounces slab bacon, sliced ¼ inch thick<p>1 large onion, chopped<p>4 garlic cloves, chopped<p>1 dried chile de árbol, seeds …

10 Things Successful People Do Before Going to Sleep

Everyone is obsessed with how successful people start their day. And if you’ve decided to do something about the quality of your life, you’ll start …

Success

How I Took Back Control of My Happiness and My Life

Having more faith than fear, choosing to be grateful, and taking responsibility for my own happiness were key to giving me the strength to take back control of my happiness and my life -- after years of grieving over the loss of my father, dissatisfaction in my career, relationship and overall life.<p>…

15 habits that can make you happier

But advice on exactly how to boost your happiness is often not backed by science, even though there's a whole field devoted to studying it.<p>While everyone has different things that make them happy — a taco stuffed with cilantro is joyful for some and miserable for others — research on well-being has …

Public Health

12 Signs You've Done Well in Life

One of the things that can show our maturity is how we care for others. Over the past years, have your eyes become more open? Has your horizon been broadened? Have you become more open-minded, non-judgmental, and more understanding of the world and of people around you?<p><i>This post originally appeared</i> …

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Jeremy Corbyn will be ousted 'on day one' as leader, Labour MP Simon Danczuk warns

Simon Danczuk warns of coup if Jeremy Corbyn wins as Labour extends deadline for people wishing to vote in leadership contest after website crashes<p>A plot to oust Jeremy Corbyn will be launched “on day one” if he becomes leader, Labour MP Simon Danczuk has warned.<p>Mr Danczuk said Labour’s …