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Why Your Happiness Has Little to Do With Positive Thinking

I used to believe that positive thinking is the key to a happy life. We've all heard it before -- try to look at the glass half full and you'll be happier that way. And who knows, maybe you can even "think (positively) and grow rich" or "attract what you want with (positive) thought wave," as …


Psychologists Say Doing These 7 Activities Will Make You Happier

Psychology research shows that happy people make more money, perform better at work, live longer, and have better marriages than everyone else.<p>But the causes of happiness are elusive — philosophers have been trying to figure it out for thousands of years.<p>Over the past few decades psychological …


How to Explore Multiple Passions in One Job

You like to paint and do public relations and plan awesome parties, too. But if you think it’s impossible to combine all your passions into one …

Amazing Things in the World

17 Productive Ways To Spend 5 Minutes Instead Of Checking Your Email (Again)

Sure, cleaning out your inbox can feel productive, but you’re really not accomplishing anything.<p>The ubiquity of smart phones means we never lack for a way to spend time. Stuck waiting for the elevator for 30 seconds? Next thing you know you’ve got your phone out of your pocket, and you’re deleting …


14 Scientifically Proven Ways To Be A Happier Person

Who would have thought boosting your mood was this easy? Thanks, science!

Make a Habit of Happiness and Resiliency

One of the secrets to wiring our brain toward happiness is in the simple understanding that what we practice and repeat starts to become more …

How to Be Kind

Being kind is an important way of bringing meaning to our own lives. It also brings joy to the lives of others around us. Being kind allows us to …

3 inspiring TEDx Talks on happiness at work

TED Talks

What Oprah Knows for Sure About the Gift of Gratitude

Gratitude. That's the gift I'm giving myself this year, and the gift you just might want to give yourself, too. Why? Because it can transform any …

Positive Thinking