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Ancient Philosophers Reveal 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happier

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

The 1 Book Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Say You Should Read to Succeed

Wondering what one thing could be the key to helping you succeed in business? Well, you might be in luck.<p>Both Bill Gates and Warren Buffett--two of the most successful businessmen of our time--have said that <i>Business Adventures</i> by finance journalist John Brooks is the read that brought them …

Bill Gates

11 Basic Practices of Emotionally Intelligent People

Easy in theory, difficult in practice.<p>Emotions. They're complicated.<p>On one hand, they're a natural and vital part of our lives. They motivate us, regulate us, empower us. But they can also limit us greatly--if we don't understand the effect they have on us and others.<p>So how do we improve our …

Emotional Intelligence

Look For Matching Meta-Emotions When Trying to Find a Romantic Partner

When you’re looking for someone to go out with, you probably want to find someone who shares your interests. While that’s okay, you may want to focus …

University of Washington

5 Common Emotions You Never Knew Had Names

That cozy feeling you get when it's raining out and you're indoors? There's a name for it.<p>Emotional life is far richer than the vocabulary we have to describe it. Sadness, joy, exhilaration, regret, fury, etc., bleed into each other, creating unique blends in which one emotion is tinged with …

Personal Information

A Harvard Psychologist Says This Trait Matters Most: 10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

A top psychologist says there's only one way to become the best in your field — but not everyone agrees

As a teenager in Sweden, Anders Ericsson used to play chess against one of his classmates, a boy considerably worse at the game than Ericsson. Every time they'd play, Ericsson would trounce him.<p>Then one day, the classmate beat him.<p>Ericsson wanted to know: What exactly had the boy done to improve …

Yes, There Is a Key to Happiness (and It's Actually Pretty Simple)

Neuroscientific and psychological principles point a clear path to true happiness, and it's probably not what you think.<p>As a species, humans are pretty dissatisfied with ourselves, and nowhere is this more true than in America. Each year, 45 percent of us make New Year's resolutions. We spend some …

Happiness

30 Small Changes to Make You Feel Better About Life

Real talk: You want to be happier, but you don't want to do anything dramatic, like working out twice a day or making five new friends. Instead, we culled 30 realistic life hacks that'll have you smiling in no time.<p><b>Stop Checking Facebook</b><p>According to a study from the University of Michigan, the more …

10 Things You Need to Stop Doing for a Happier Life

Don't we all seem to be endlessly searching for happiness? Sometimes we blame circumstances or people for the things that make us feel otherwise, when in fact it all starts within ourselves. It all begins within our own minds.<p>If you feel like your search for happiness never ends, and all you wish …

The College of Chinese Wisdom

Telling young people to discover their true selves causes confusion and anxiety. Better to follow Confucius, who knew that our identities are in constant flux<p>When students arrive at college these days, they hear a familiar mantra about the purpose of higher education: Find yourself. Use these four …

College & University

How to say Yes! to sex (and not just 'OK, only if you shut up about it') | Jacqueline Hellyer

In most relationships, there’s a higher-desire partner and a lower-desire partner – how do you go about meeting in the middle?<p>I had a good chat recently with a woman who loves sex, and she said that she never refuses her husband, that she always comes from a place of “Yes!”.<p>Apparently her mother …

Happiness Is Actually Pretty Easy to Find

My approach to happiness is really a mash up of the things I’ve learned from the school of hard knocks, and from brilliant happiness scientists like …

Happiness

Marco Rubio: Poor Little Rich Boy Runs Into Real Estate Trouble

The Senator's three houses, various lady friends, assorted con artist pals and piles of unexplained income<p>When it comes to sheer brazen corruption, …

Corruption

Does Mindfulness Enhance Critical Thinking?

In recent years, we have become more and more used to seeing the effects of mindfulness discussed in the media by psychologists, neuroscientists and …

Mindfulness

Scientists have figured out what makes Dr. Seuss so silly

Chris Westbury was trying to get work done, and everyone around him kept laughing.<p>As part of a study on aphasia, a speech and language disorder, the University of Alberta psychology professor was running a study in which test subjects were shown strings of letters and asked to distinguish real …

University of Alberta

The Founding Fathers: Demigods or scoundrels?

For much of American history the founding generation, often mythologized and capitalized as the Founding Fathers, served as the gold standard against which we measured the debased currency that came after them. Ralph Waldo Emerson put this semi-sacred tradition succinctly: "They saw God face to …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Help Children Avoid Depression by Teaching Them to Reframe Setbacks

Depression is a very real problem, not just for adults but for children as well. Psych Central points out one thing parents and teachers could do …

Depression