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Carolyn Gregoire is a features editor at the Huffington Post. She has spoken at TEDx and the Harvard Public Health Forum, and appeared on MSNBC, The TODAY Show, The History Channel and HuffPost Live. She is the author of a forthcoming book on the science of creativity, with Scott Barry Kaufman, to be published by Penguin Books in Fall 2015.
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How Awe-Inspiring Experiences Can Make You Happier, Less Stressed And More Creative

(7) Comments | Posted September 22, 2014 | 10:20 AM

When you look at a majestic natural landscape -- waterfalls, mountain ranges, vast deserts -- what do you feel? For many, the beauty of nature inspires a sense of awe, a powerful but understudied emotion that has important implications for our well-being.

We tend to think of awe as...

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The Real Reason You're Struggling To Live A Life Of Gratitude (WATCH)

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 2:16 PM

We've all heard the expression, "Happiness is wanting what you have," and can intuitively recognize its wisdom. Why, then, do so many of us struggle to cultivate a sense of gratitude in our everyday lives?

An outlook of gratitude and appreciation can be difficult to find when our default...

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The World's Best (And Worst) Regions For Well-Being

(2) Comments | Posted September 16, 2014 | 9:26 AM

We tend to quantify a nation's success with measures like GDP, life expectancy and employment rates. Well-being, though it may be the most accurate measure of the quality of life experienced by a country's citizens, rarely enters into the picture.

That's beginning to change. The idea of measuring happiness...

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Why Strangers Are Coming Together To Discuss Tough Subjects Over Dinner

(2) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 1:13 PM

NEW YORK -- On a late-summer evening in Venice Beach, California, a dozen strangers gathered for dinner. They sat outside on their host's patio, enjoyed a home-cooked meal of fish, brown rice, roasted vegetables and a tomato and mozzarella salad, and got to know one another. But the conversation that...

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Why Are Millions Of People Spending So Much Time Watching Others Play Video Games?

(10) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 12:31 PM

Amazon just spent nearly $1 billion to buy Twitch.tv, the world's most popular game streaming platform. Every day, millions of users tune in to Twitch to watch competitive online games (also known as eSports) played by professional gamers for prize money, sometimes totaling millions of dollars.

These gamers...

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Why Being Near The Ocean Can Make You Calmer And More Creative

(92) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 8:14 AM

Since ancient times, humans have assigned healing and transformational properties to water. In early Rome, baths were an important part of cultural life, a place where citizens went to find relaxation and to connect with others in a calming setting. In ayurveda, the ancient Indian medicinal wisdom, and traditional Chinese...

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Before 'The Wealth Of Nations,' Adam Smith Penned The Ultimate Guide To A Moral Life

(58) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 9:06 AM

When the name Adam Smith comes up, 99 percent of the time it's in reference to the Scottish philosopher's 1776 magnum opus An Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations, a manifesto on free-market capitalism and the division of labor.

Virtually every introductory economics class...

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Why 'Overnight Success' Is A Myth

(12) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 12:28 PM

The road to success is a marathon, not a sprint -- but it doesn't always seem that way. In our age of instant gratification, Internet fame and "accidental" billion-dollar start-ups, it's easy to think of success as more of a product of luck than hard work and determination....

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The 10 Most Relaxing Destinations You Need To Visit On Your Own

(46) Comments | Posted August 31, 2014 | 8:18 AM

Traveling alone can be an incredibly liberating and exciting experience -- and it can also do a lot to lower your stress levels. But of course, not all solo travel destinations are created equal: If you're looking for a relaxing trip, make sure to choose a destination that's...

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The World's Prettiest Places Without Internet Access

(19) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 8:50 AM

It's hard to deny the impact that constant digital distractions and 24/7 connectivity have had on our stress levels: Heavy technology use has been linked with increased stress, anxiety and depression among young adults, and it may be contributing to higher-than-ever work-related stress levels among adults....

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7 raisons pour lesquelles la solitude est bénéfique

(1) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 12:42 PM

Malgré les à priori négatifs de notre société envers la solitude et les traits de personnalité introvertis, nous sommes nombreux à aimer notre solitude -- et les personnes concernées connaîtraient des bénéfices cognitifs tels qu'une meilleure creativity and concentration. Certaines études ont aussi suggéré...

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Como causar uma primeira impressão perfeita (de acordo com a ciência)

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 10:51 AM

Dá pra realmente julgar um livro pela capa? Quando se trata de fazer julgamentos instantâneos sobre os outros, pelo jeito, somos bastante bons no assunto.

Todos ouvimos a máxima “você só causa a primeira impressão uma vez”. É verdade – e essas impressões podem ser mais fortes...

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Comment faire une bonne première impression (selon la science)

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2014 | 11:05 AM

VIE DE BUREAU - Peut-on vraiment juger un livre à sa couverture? Quand on juge les autres sur une première impression, c’est exactement ce que l’on fait. Nous avons tous entendu le cliché: "Vous n'aurez jamais une deuxième chance de faire une bonne première impression." C’est la vérité...

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Comment faire une bonne première impression (selon la science)

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2014 | 9:46 AM

Peut-on vraiment juger un livre à sa couverture? Quand on juge les autres sur une première impression, c’est exactement ce que l’on fait. Nous avons tous entendu le cliché: "Vous n'aurez jamais une deuxième chance de faire une bonne première impression." C’est la vérité et une première impression...

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How To Make The Perfect First Impression (According To Science)

(39) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 8:27 AM

Can we really judge a book by its cover? When it comes to making snap judgments about others, it turns out, we may be pretty good at doing just that.

We've all heard the truism, "You only make one first impression." It's true -- and these impressions may be...

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Want To Be Less Stressed And More Creative? Make Time For A Hobby

(5) Comments | Posted May 29, 2014 | 10:04 AM

Children naturally love to play and explore and use their imaginations -- but as adults, we often get so sucked into work and the demands of daily life that hobbies and creative outlets completely fall by the wayside. When you ask the average working adult what their hobbies are, there's...

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Die Psychologie der Liebe, die ein Leben lang hält

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 5:05 PM

Der Dreiklang einer romantischen Beziehung - intensive Liebe , das sexuelle Verlangen und langfristige Bindung - scheint schwer zu erreichen. Aber er ist nicht so ungewöhnlich oder unerreichbar, wie wir häufig denken.

"Wir sind geboren, um zu lieben", schreibt die Antropologin und Autorin des Buchs „Why We...

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Why Children Need Mindfulness Just As Much As Adults Do

(22) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 3:33 PM

In the growing conversation around mindfulness, we're constantly hearing about meditation in the workplace and tech CEOs who swear by the practice. But less attention is being paid to the quietly growing movement for mindfulness in the family, and the use of meditation to optimize the health, well-being and happiness...

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The Psychology Of Loves That Last A Lifetime

(58) Comments | Posted May 21, 2014 | 7:17 AM

The trifecta of a romantic relationship -- intense love, sexual desire and long-term attachment -- can seem elusive, but it may not be as uncommon or unattainable in marriages as we've been conditioned to think.

"We are born to love," writes anthropologist and author of Why We...

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This Writer Who Died Tragically Young Could Have Become The Voice Of Her Generation

(30) Comments | Posted May 19, 2014 | 12:48 PM

"We don’t have a word for the opposite of loneliness, but if we did, I could say that’s what I want in life."

The striking phrase that began Marina Keegan's final essay for the Yale Daily News spread like wildfire across the Internet in the wake of Keegan's tragic...

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