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The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Want to Be Happy and Successful? Science Says Do These 7 Things | Inc.com

Why do we work so hard and get so little in return? Sure, we may be paid well for the work we do, and we may enjoy our co-workers and the work itself. But for most of us, we work harder and longer hours than ever before, believing that by doing so, we'll find the happiness and success we want in …

Happiness

Doing This One Thing When Getting Out of the Shower Every Day Will Make You Happier

Make this your New Year's Resolution.<p>Now that the holidays are over, people everywhere are making vows to eat healthier, sleep more, and get more exercise. And while those can all be commendable goals, it's super important to set some that will also benefit your mental and emotional health, like …

A pause in the shouting: Obama, critics connect at CNN's town hall on guns

<b>(CNN) —</b> A president who has vowed to politicize gun control and critics who believe he's determined to confiscate their weapons came face-to-face Thursday in a rare respectful and reasoned interlude in one of America's most poisoned political debates.<p>For once, the nation's bitter, polarized …

15 Places You NEED To Move To

It’s easy to fall into a vacation rut — returning to the same tried-and-true spots again and again. But if there’s one way to shake the travel funk, …

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Facebook, Microsoft, and Google say UK spying laws are 'a step in the wrong direction'

America's biggest tech companies have united to criticize new digital surveillance laws proposed in the UK. In evidence submitted to the committee assessing the legislation, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Twitter warned that the UK government's actions could have "far reaching …

8 Things That Only Truly Miserable People Do

Would you say some people or most people are miserable? It’s hard to tell these days. With all the fake drama everyone seems to be indulging in, one …

Fixed vs. Growth: The Two Basic Mindsets That Shape Our Lives

<i>“If you imagine less, less will be what you undoubtedly deserve,”</i> Debbie Millman counseled in one of the best commencement speeches ever given, urging: <i>“Do what you love, and don’t stop until you get what you love. Work as hard as you can, imagine immensities…”</i> Far from Pollyanna platitude, this …

18 Signs You're With The One You Should Marry

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, how to know if he's the one.<p><b>1) He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets, he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to …

Relationships

Why Your Value Isn't Based on the Past, the Things You Do, or How People Treat You

I learned to hate myself in childhood.<p>I learned that I was the girl who was spit on in the hallways of the high school. I learned that others could write nasty things about me and paste them on my locker or in my schoolbooks or on the wall. I learned to be afraid to come home at night because my …

'Selfie' leads list of banished words for 2013

Annual list is compiled from nominations sent to Lake Superior State University throughout the year.<p>DETROIT — "Selfie" was named word of the year by Oxford Dictionary, but isn't getting any love from Michigan's Lake Superior State University.<p>The word that became popular to describe taking a picture …

6 Ways to Find Real Happiness

Happiness

Scientists Have Finally Found The First Real Reason We Need To Sleep

We know we need to sleep. We know our brains and bodies work better after sleep. But what we didn't know, until now, was why.<p>Scientists have just reported the first major mechanical reason our brains need to sleep — certain cleaning mechanisms in the brain work better when we shut the brain down. …

5 Natural Teeth Brighteners

Get a gorgeous smile with these easy tricks.<p>You may not be on the red carpet, but with the amount of flashes happening on your holiday party circuit, you might as well be. And while you often know the main smile saboteurs (red wine, coffee, etc.), what about all the foods that can actually do your …

Innate worriers are more vulnerable to impacts of sleep loss, find UC Berkeley neuroscientists

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

<i>Editors’ Note: Following the huge popularity of this post, article source Amy Morin has authored a guest post on exercises to increase mental strength here and Cheryl Conner has interviewed Amy in a Forbes video chat about this article here.</i><p>For all the time executives spend concerned about physical …

Avoid Caffeine Before Interviews for Better Composure

While you may need your caffeine fix on most occasions, avoid coffee or any other drink with it before your next interview. Your adrenaline doesn't …

The 11 healthiest foods in the world

Grown without chemicals and loaded with nutrition, these 11 foods will keep you (and the planet) healthy for life.<p>J.I. Rodale, the man who founded …

Top 10 Reasons to Exercise Regularly (Besides Losing Weight)

You've been told a hundred times that exercise is good for you, and it's true—but it's good for a lot more than just losing weight or building …

6 Secrets to Getting Up for Morning Workouts

How to rise and shine…then rock that a.m. sweat session<p>We concede: throwing off your warm, cozy covers on bone-chilling winter mornings so you can hit the treadmill or sweat through Zumba class can be torturous. But it's totally worth the pain. That's because research suggests the early morning …

Fitness

The Most Memorable Hair Transformations of 2013

After taking a look back at the past 365, these A-listers made the most noteworthy hair changes (from good to bad, subtle and extreme), proving they are true beauty chameleons.<p>After taking a look back at the past 365, these A-listers made the most noteworthy hair changes (from good to bad, subtle …

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