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6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

How fast could humans travel safely through space?

The current speed record has stood for 46 years. When will it be beaten, asks Adam Hadhazy.<p>We humans are obsessed with speed. Recent months, for instance, brought news that students in Germany have broken the record for the fastest accelerating electric car, and that the US Air Force plans to …

Donald Trump struggles to turn political fling into a durable campaign

Donald Trump was ensconced inside his Manhattan skyscraper early last week, preparing for his first presidential debate. The celebrity billionaire wanted to turn the summer fling that had catapulted him to the front of the Republican pack into a candidacy capable of winning the White House — and …

The Resurrection of America's Slums

After falling in the 1990s, the number of poor people living in high-poverty areas has been growing fast.<p>Half a century after President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty, the number of Americans living in slums is rising at an extraordinary pace.<p>The number of people living in high-poverty …

Income Inequality

The Dukes of Oxy: How a Band of Teen Wrestlers Built a Smuggling Empire

The gutted teddy bears were tossed everywhere, the slit carcasses and polyester innards strewn on the floor and kitchen table along with tens of …

The Reason You're Not Happy (And How To Fix It)

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>If only [blank], I would be truly happy.<p>We’ve all uttered that phrase at one point during our lives, right?<p>Whether we were kids hoping for that one Christmas present we really wanted or adults in search of that next promotion, we’re constantly in …

The Surprising Benefits Of Being Happy

Being happy sounds pretty great on its own, and, according to a new infographic from happiness-app makers Happify, being happy is also associated …

Money Can't Buy Happiness for Retirees: These Things Can

Some people think they understand how retired living will go, but you don't really know what retirement entails until you start living the life of a …

How to build good habits – and actually make them stick

<i>Humans are creatures of habit. And some of them don’t make us very happy. So how can we change behavior, learn a new habit or make a fresh start? Christine Whelan, a public sociologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an expert with AARP’s Life Reimagined Institute who studies happiness,</i> …

10 Simple Signs You're in a Happy Work Environment | Inc.com

In your workplace, do you have a sense of happiness? The latest surprising statistics show that 63 percent of workers aren't engaged in their roles, as well as a further 24 percent of staff actually is actively disengaged at work.<p>But, there still are many happy workplaces in which workers are …

The Workplace

7 Ways To Boost Your Happiness In Under A Minute

Happiness and positivity are essential to every aspect of getting the most from life after 50. When we feel happy, we are more likely to get out and engage with the world -- and the more we do, the happier we become.<p>Unfortunately, many of the things that can make us happier require a long-term …

How accepting your ‘bad’ moods can actually make you happier

We all say we want to be happy. But that isn’t the right goal, argues Todd Kashdan, professor of psychology and a senior scientist at the at the Center for the Advancement of Well-Being at George Mason University. Kashdan is co-author with Robert Biswas-Diener of <i>The Upside of Your Dark Side: Why</i> …

3 Actors-Turned-Authors and Their Awesome Upcoming Books

Actors were born to express themselves, so it’s never a surprise when these performers one day decide they should also tackle the medium of books. …

Choose Your Own Adventure

Schools and workplaces encourage our selfish side, but research suggests this attitude is counterproductive to our wellbeing<p>There are two different sides to human nature. Both are important, but the balance between them has huge implications for our wellbeing, culture and future.<p>One side of our …

Happiness

Four Habits of People Who Are Truly Happy

In this busy, self-involved world, a simple “thank you” has the ability to stop us dead in our tracks. Whether we’ve helped a co-worker with a project or simply held the door for a stranger, being thanked for a good deed makes us stand up with attention. Why? Because we perceive that simple acts of …

16 Things Happy Moms NEVER Do

Being a mom is hard. Being a blissfully happy mom all the time is impossible. Although we haven't completely cracked the code on how parents can have a smile on their face 24/7, we have learned — often the hard way — what doesn't work. By process of elimination, we've deduced the 16 things you …

Parenting

Relationship Advice: How To Be Happy

<i>This piece from our friends at POPSUGAR comes from a woman's perspective, but let's be honest: sometimes we need a woman's perspective on things. While this is written by women, for women, this particular article speaks about relationships as a whole — not to any particular gender, so we're sure</i> …

Happiness

Happiness Is an Action

It takes courage and focus to turn your face to the sun. Getting happy is an action and an act of revolution.<p><i>It takes practice to stay inspired.</i> Real life is an opponent that won't quit. We are barraged with facts and influences that attack our confidence. Peace of mind is not an opiate. It's an …

More Saddle Time Equals More Happiness—For Men Only?

New study finds that men, but not women, who ride more enjoy a higher quality of life<p>In what initially appeared to be a “no kidding” moment, Australian researchers recently polled more than 840 healthy men and women bike owners about their riding habits and quality of life. Not surprisingly, those …

The habits behind successful, creative, productive people

Gretchen Rubin has a slight frame, a fast mouth and an energetic zeal when talking about her new book, for which she was once again part researcher and part guinea pig. <i>Better Than Before</i> in many respects picks up where her earlier body of advice, <i>The Happiness Project</i>, left off. This time, she …

10 Small Habits That Help You Age Well

It's easy to feel confused by all the healthy aging advice out there. Wine is good for you. Wine is bad for you. Take calcium supplements. Don't take calcium supplements. At times, it seems like the "experts" really don't know what they're talking about. I can't solve any of these debates. But, I …

How to Cultivate Happiness Even When It Is Hard

It is easy to choose happiness when we are sitting on the peaks of our lives. But what about when we are lost in the valleys? On those days when we find it hard to put one foot in front of the other, we are tested to go deep.<p>It is then that we realize that searching for happiness outside of …

5 Damaging Mindsets Keeping You From Happiness

I have had countless conversations on the topics of dating and relationships with people who are in all phases of life. Men, women, boys, girls, single, married, divorced and everything in between.<p>When you really stop to listen and pay attention, there are many lessons to be taken away from these …

Why trying to make our kids happy can backfire

<b>(CNN) —</b> I once interviewed princesses -- real-life princesses! -- for my 4-year-old daughter's birthday party.<p>Full stop just to let that statement sink in.<p>Because it is critical to a child's well-being that you find the <i>perfect</i> princess, right?<p>When it comes to our children's happiness, we modern day …