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These 11 Scientific Facts About Happiness Will Have You Rethinking Your Search For Total Bliss

Spend time with friends and family. Be sure to exercise. Get enough sleep.<p>Scientists have long known that these and other familiar strategies really can boost your mood. But recent research has revealed several not-so-obvious links to happiness, including everything from the ambient temperature to …

Yes, You Can Be Happy While Pushing Yourself to Success

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most of us, at some point or another, think that we will be happy once we achieve a particular goal.<p><i>I'll be happy after I...</i><p>graduate from college<br>• make a million dollars<br>• get married<br>• lose 40 pounds<br>• get a job<p>...and so on.<p>To be clear, I …

Happiness

Want Another Reason to Get Happy? Here's a Good One: It Can Help Make You Fit

If "feel happy" is on your to-do list (it's on mine!), it looks like there's yet <i>another</i> reason to do the Happiness Challenge.<p>A new study found that older adults who reported feelings of happiness and contentment were fitter than those who didn't. They walked faster than their less-happy peers, and …

6 Ways to Find Happiness in 2014

Hey, you. Yeah, you reading this! Let me first off say that you are a fantastic human being.<p>Now, let's have a chat.<p>As humans, we are all entitled to our bad days. We all go through long periods of sadness, we all have hurdles that we may fall over, we all have our struggles. But why is it that we …

10 Famous Quotes That Cause Instant Happiness

Life <i>is</i> good. Sometimes we just need a little reminder. These inspirational quotations by some of our favorite women—from Drew Barrymore to Sheryl Sandberg—will put it all in...

The Real Reasons Juice Cleanses Can Get Your Health Back on Track

Most people this time of year are thinking about buckling down on their diets. What I have found works best is to take it in small steps. Start with changing your eating for just a few days -- with a 3-day juice cleanse -- and it is remarkable what positive transformation will follow.<p>The romance of …

New Study Explores Why Change Management Fails - And How To (Perhaps) Succeed

A new study by Towers Watson has found that only 25% of change management initiatives are successful over the long term. While this may come as no shock – substantive change in organizations with entrenched cultures is always difficult – the study adds new data to an ongoing discussion.<p>Some …

We've Gotten The Pursuit Of Happiness All Wrong, Until Now

Aside from basic survival, the pursuit of happiness is arguably one of the most fundamental concerns of every human being on the planet (not to mention a driving force behind the $10 billion-a-year self-help industry). But according to Cornell cognitive psychologist Shimon Edelman, we’ve been going …

Paleo Food List- What to Eat on the Paleo Diet

A fairly detailed list of meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits etc. that can be consumed while following the Paleo diet.

Starbucks Pours Money, And Health Hype, Into Pricey Juice

Most Americans don't get the 4 to 6.5 cups of fruits and vegetables we're supposed to consume every day, per government guidelines. But companies that make juice, especially high-end, "fresh" juice, are ready to come to our rescue.<p>The relatively new "super-premium" juice marketers are pushing more …

10 Things Happy People Do Differently

Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.<p>-Dalai Lama<p>Think being happy is something that happens as a result of luck, …

5 Questions About Happiness Science Can't Answer

I think it's pretty cool that there are people whose job it is to study happiness using research and science experiments. However, I also think there are serious limitations to what those researchers and scientists can tell us -- me and you -- about happiness. Studies make for fascinating news …

5 Easy Ways to Get Happy Fast

Pursuing your dreams can have its challenges and sometimes be very emotional. However, it's important to stay focused on your goals and put your mind on the positive to fuel your drive to achieve. Guard your thoughts and emotions by intentionally taking action to keep your spirits high. In my …

Another Reason to Get Into the Lotus Position: Yoga Sharpens Your Brain

You know that yoga is good for your body—it increases flexibility, tones your muscles, massages your internal organs, and even helps your body detox—but now new research is showing it may be seriously good for your brain too! In fact, it might sharpen your brain even more than other …

Mice Under Chronic Stress Choose to Run Less

We suggest they talk to their bosses.<p>While we usually refrain from reporting on animal studies, this one seems appropriate for a Tuesday, when the weekend might seem too far away: Researchers at West Virginia University found that mice under chronic stress did less running on the wheels in their …

Neuroscience

Psst, Your Stress Is Showing

While some of our best work at the office is accomplished under deadline, we are worse for wear because of it. The stress that allows us to excel …

7 Things to Consider Before Juicing

As you can see by my recent blog post, juicing is not for me. I thought I would try it but in the end I prefer to go to my neighborhood juice bar.<p>Here are the seven main things to consider before you start doing your own juicing:<p>1) Time is money, it's sometimes worth the few extra bucks to pick up …

Nutrition Experts Explain Why Juice Cleanses Are Pointless

On one hand, with that kind of fuel, who wouldn't feel like a bionic superhero, teeming with the energy to leap buildings (or at least roles — from parent to office champ to lover) in a single bound?<p>But chewing through 20 pounds of veggies? Who's got the time?<p><b>That's where juice comes in.</b> …

The 5 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

People tend to fixate on very specific mental images when it comes to yoga and sex. They hear Yoga Sutra and think Kama Sutra. They remember that story they once read about the Orgasmic Meditation (OM) movement or naked yoga or yogasms. They picture the cheesy movie scenes where men watch a sex …

7 Ways Yoga Can Aid Digestion

Yoga has always been an activity for finding inner peace and reducing stress. In a more practical sense, it can act more like a pipe cleaner by …

5 Health Benefits of the Paleo Diet

The Paleo Diet has been called the caveman (or cavewoman diet, in this case) diet with good reason: it's based on the diet that our primal ancestors …

Paleo Diet

Why the Paleo Diet and Lifestyle Are Not Based in Scientific Reality

In her new book <i>Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet and How We Live</i>, University of Minnesota biologist Marlene Zuk explains …

How Paleo Diet Affects Lipid Levels

In small study, cholesterol levels rose after 10 weeks.<p>LDL cholesterol and total cholesterol increased significantly when adults followed a Paleo diet for 10 weeks, even though they were exercising vigorously during that time, according to research that will be presented later this month at the …

Holistic Medicine

18 easy Paleo diet recipes

Does the Paleo Diet work? Some men will answer that quesiton with a “Hell, yes!” Others? They’re more skeptical.<p>But whether you’ve gone full Paleo, …

5 life lessons learned on the yoga mat

We’ve all heard about the health benefits of yoga, from relaxation to maintaining the ability to touch one’s toes, but Judy Ringer of Ki Moments Blog …

What Makes Us Happy As We Age?

In a recent piece for <i>The Atlantic</i>, pscyhologist Heidi Grant Halvorson reflected on the idea that at almost 40, she finds more happiness in a quiet …

Happiness

6 Practical Ways To Be Truly Happy

How do they do it, these happy people?<p>How do they let troubles bounce off them and make the best of every struggle?<p>Do they choose to be this way?<p>Many believe a constant state of happiness is in the category of mermaids and unicorns. But there are people in this world who, short of major unexpected …

Happiness Is A Choice

<b>Three simple ways to create more happiness at work, at home and in life</b><p>Here’s the easiest quiz you’ll ever take:<p>“April showers bring May flowers” was coined by:<p>a) A grumpy old man named Bernie<p>b) An optimist who <b>chose</b> to view inclement weather as the source of rainbows and tulips rather than bad hair …