Happiness

The Brutal Truth About Life That Will Set You Free

Embrace this truth and you'll live like never before.<p>One day, you will return to the source that created you. While this reality is an overwhelming concept, it is the secret power for many of the most successful people. Why? Accepting the reality that your life will end is the very reality that …

Self-improvement

Forget getting rich - sex and sleep are the real keys to happiness

It’s often said that money doesn’t bring happiness – but researchers may have found the two things that do. A study has found that sex and sleep are the two things that have the strongest association with a person’s wellbeing.<p>The index, developed by researchers Oxford Economics, found that …

Social Work

This Simple Practice Keeps Googlers From Burning Out. You Can Use it Too

Don't let the stress from what you cannot control influence the things that you can.<p>Let's face it. If you're going to work for a large tech organization like Google, Apple or Facebook, work-life balance may be a concept you only read about. Yes, all of these organizations have programs for …

Mindfulness

Success Lessons from 13 of the World's Biggest Rejects

People dismissed them for lacking talent, intelligence, imagination, and even good looks--but they succeeded anyway. Here's why.<p>The road to success can be long, winding, lonely, and difficult.<p>But sometimes we forget. And when we run into obstacles, we think it's a sign that we're on the wrong path, …

Self-improvement

Here's why we're often attracted to people with qualities that will drive us nuts down the road

• <b>Gretchen Rubin has found that people with different personality types may be drawn to one another initially.</b>• <b><br>You may find the other person freeing or find that they give you something you don't have.</b>• <b><br>Over time, your personality may start to clash with theirs.</b>• <b><br>The scientific community is somewhat</b> …

Science

When Life Asks for Everything

I’d like to offer you two models of human development.<p>The first is what you might call The Four Kinds of Happiness. The lowest kind of happiness is material pleasure, having nice food and clothing and a nice house. Then there is achievement, the pleasure we get from earned and recognized success. …

Sleep and Sex Make People Way Happier Than Money​ | Men’s Health

<i>How She Checks You Out:</i><p>The result was the creation of the Sainsbury’s Living Well Index, which generated a list of the top factors that separated the happiest 20 percent from everyone else. In order of biggest influence, sleep quality, sex life, job security, health of close relatives and chatting …

Want to Be Happier? Then Stop This Self-Defeating Habit (According to Hypnotherapists)

Gaining a sense of control in our life can be difficult enough. Why would we give it away with this one particularly self-defeating habit (that you can end)?<p>A report by the <i>Journal of Personality and Social Psychology</i> indicates that the number-one contributor tohappiness in life is not money, …

Self-improvement

Is ikigai the new hygge? The Japanese concept of finding purpose in our lives

We’ve snuggled up in knitted sweaters and filled our rooms with wood-scented candles in the pursuit of hygge - the Danish concept of finding …

Hygge

Need a Response Fast? Send Your Email in this 2 Hour Window

After combing through tens of millions of emails, Hubspot and MailChimp separately came to the same conclusion--hit send on the early side to increase the odds your message gets opened and read.<p>If you're anything like me, you probably spend a lot of care crafting your emails--right down to the …

Marketing

Model and Body Positive Blogger KhrystyAna Admits Being Skinny Didn’t Make Her Happy

<i>Every Body</i> <i>celebrates inclusivity and the representation of human beings in every shape and form.</i><p>Model and body positive San Francisco blogger KhrystyAna has been big, small and everything in between. In recent years she has built a successful career as a plus-size model, but she never shies away …

Before You Quit Your Job, Try These 3 Things

Are you daydreaming about work you enjoy, a job with purpose, maybe even about building your own business? The State of the American Workplace study …

Self-improvement

The Secret to a More Body Positive Vibe Is That There Is No Secret — It Just Takes Work

<i>Every Body</i> <i>celebrates inclusivity and the representation of human beings in every shape and form.</i><p>Blame Uber or Seamless or Amazon Prime Now — whoever’s at fault, we’ve all gotten a bit too used to getting what we want and getting it ASAFP.<p>Real talk: The big stuff, the stuff that’s really going to …

7 Must-Know Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Restorative Practice

In YJ's newest course, Restorative Yoga 101, Jillian Pransky, director of Restorative Therapeutic Yoga teacher training for YogaWorks and author of …

Yoga

How Yoga Can Help You Harness Gratitude In Life, According To 2 Instructors

From my experience, millennials seem to thrive on multitasking and hustling from one day to the next, and while I applaud our generation's unyielding …

Yoga

Good night’s sleep more important than a pay rise in making you happy, says study

Sleeping well has a far more profound impact on wellbeing than a significant pay rise, according to new research.<p>A survey of thousands of Britons by …

Mindfulness

Post-Emmy Funk? 10 Mindset Mantras to Improve Your Mood

If you watched the Emmys on Sunday night and it left you feeling inspired and hopeful for the possibilities ahead for you, that’s awesome. But if you …

Don’t gloat: The flip side of schadenfreude

Unlike Taylor Swift, most of us probably can’t make a successful career out of airing dirty laundry about former boyfriends, baes or backstabbers. …

Self-improvement

This Is the Ideal Number of Minutes to Spend on Facebook a Day, According to Research

Too bad you're probably doubling it.<p>If you're looking for evidence that Facebook is a depressing waste of time, there's no shortage of studies out there. Scientists have repeatedly found that when people give up the site they feel less socially anxious and more fulfilled.<p>But the case for going cold …

Why Travel Mirrors Life - A Rebuke Of Instagram Perfectionism

Backpacking and traveling are predominantly arduous, uncomfortable, and anxiety-inducing. When we see those picture perfect Instagram posts of people …

Self-improvement

11 Habits of Genuinely Likable People

How to make a great first impression... and a great lasting impression.<p>There's a formula to making a great first impression: Smile, make eye contact, be engaging... while it's not always easy, it is simple. But first impressions can also quickly lose their impact, especially when there's no …

Self-improvement

If You’re Too Busy For These 5 Things: Your Life Is More Off-Course Than You Think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course <b>90 percent</b> of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

How Alternate-Nostril Breathing Works

For the anxiety of letting the world down, a grounding technique<p>When I came to the part in Hillary Clinton’s new book where she describes how she treated her anxiety with a practice called alternate-nostril breathing, I thought, that sounds impossible. I tried breathing through only one nostril at …

Yoga

Here's How Often Happy Couples Have Sex

<b>By Randy Dotinga</b><i><br>HealthDay Reporter</i><p>WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — An active sex life is important to couples' happiness, and they don't …

How 5 Minutes Can Change Everything

Our minds create success. If you don’t believe that, you might be losing the game of life or at the very least feeling like the odds are against you. …

Mindfulness

If you’re stressed, new study says to think of yourself as someone else

To put your problems in perspective, it helps to give yourself some objective distance.<p>But when our problems only exist in our heads, stepping back …

The Workplace

Here's How to Have a Happy Marriage, According to a Clinical Psychologist

It won't be easy, but it will be worth it.<p>You already know that a strong marriage can be an important boost to your career. But are you wondering if your own union is as solid as it could be. Is there something you can do to make a new marriage last or an already-pretty-good marriage even …

Marriage

Burned out? 10 work-life hacks to make life better and your job more fun.

Remember how you felt on the first day of your exciting new job? If that glow has faded, you might be experiencing workplace burnout or brownout. …

Personal Finance

Do "Bad Work" When You're in a Productivity Slump

Dealing with anxiety or depression is challenging enough as it is, but trying to be productive at the same time can feel downright impossible, like …

Productivity

6 job perks that actually inspire employee happiness

Consider the last time you made the tough choice between two job offers, or considered an invitation to join a different company. In addition to the …

The Workplace