Try these guaranteed mood boosters, created by game designer Jane McGonigal, PhD, author of the forthcoming book Superbetter. On left: Positive emotions, On right: Negative emotions Look over the emotional
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. While everyone has different things that make them happy — a
• Believing that you have to be perfect puts on a lot of pressure and creates disappointment in your performance, no matter how well you perform. Nobody likes to fail and sometimes we avoid doing the that
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and relationships.
That bit of wisdom comes from Sandja Brügmann, serial entrepreneur and founder of the Passion Institute, a recently launched online educational program and consultancy for executives and entrepreneurs.
I was recently asked, "Aside from world peace and the elimination of poverty, if you had one wish, what would it be?" At first, I thought, "I would create more time!" But that would just get filled with
Although I'm a lifelong train nut, most of my epic trundles – from Australia's Indian Pacific to the Trans-Siberian Railway – have been largely outside Europe. So I'm curious, too, since the continent
Happiness is important to us as individuals and society as a whole. While finding out which traits can predict levels of happiness is a fun exercise, maybe there's a bigger lesson to be learned. There
In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy? It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it. What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out
Angus Deaton is many things: a celebrated Princeton economist, an expert on measuring well-being and poverty, and, as of Monday morning, the 2015 Nobel laureate in economics. Deaton has an unusually high