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App Promises Doing This One Thing Every Day Will Make You Happier

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 11.27.2013 | Los Angeles

What if there was a free, fast way to feel happier every day? There is. Expressing gratitude makes people happier, according to Tal Ben-Shahar, who...

9 Reasons Why Dating Actors is a Bad Idea

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

I've been living in Los Angeles for some years, and have gone out with enough actresses to know what it's really like. If you're seeking a fulfilling relationship, I present to you why dating an actor is a Bad Idea.

Sleep Better: A Promising New Treatment For Insomnia

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Clinical evidence demonstrates the Stimulator to be effective in the treatment of a variety of conditions: anxiety, depression and PTSD. It also seems to be particularly useful for treating insomnia.

Why Do the Smartest Women Have the Toughest Time Dating?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Dating is not an afterthought for when you've taken care of everything else. As far as anyone can tell, deep, meaningful relationships are the most important part of life.

How to Be a Multiorgasmic Man, Pt 1

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Just in case it's not patently obvious to you why becoming a multiorgasmic man is a Good Thing, here are some reasons (or just watch the video).

Everyday Grace At Trader Joe's: Who You Really Are

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

You're born naked and you leave the same way. Can't take it with you, chief. And if the economic crisis of the past year has taught us anything, it's "easy come, easy go." You can't own stuff.

Michael Bernard Beckwith: A Spiritual Teacher for Our Times

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

One of Dr Michael's themes that I like is that we are all instruments of the divine, put on earth for a definite and glorious purpose.

Project Love: Radically Transform Your World In 2 Minutes

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

If I showed you a technique that elevates your mood, energizes you and makes you more charismatic on top of it all, would you be willing to spend 2 minutes testing it out for yourself?

'Half The Sky' With Nicholas Kristof: A Morally Persuasive Call to Action

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

In their lucid and levelheaded way, Kristof and WuDunn build a powerful moral case for fostering economic progress in the developing world by unleashing the potential of women.

Why Do Smart People Have Such a Hard Time Dating?

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 08.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

The following dating challenges seem to be common to most smart people. In fact, the smarter you are, the more clueless you will be, and the more problems you're going to have in your dating life. Once upon a day I used to be pretty smart, and believe me, I had a lock on clueless.

Dude or Dud? The Deadbeat Boyfriend Test

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

I am sick and tired of seeing so many of my fabulous female friends dating duds, not dudes, and it's still happening all around me.

Travel as Therapy, Pt 2: 10 Ways to Heal the Soul & Expand the Mind

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Your brain is supremely skilled at filtering out the familiar and telling you only about what matters - namely, change. Travel bypasses that filter and awakens your senses by confronting you with the unfamiliar.

Travel as Therapy, Pt 1: 10 Ways to Heal the Soul & Expand the Mind

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Remember, you're only traveling because you've got time on your hands. So relax, take a look around you, and know that what you call a problem now will be a funny story later.

What Really Makes Us Happy And Healthy

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

A few days ago I came across a fantastic article by Joshua Wolf Shenk in the Atlantic Monthly on the Grant Study, the longest longitudinal study of happiness ever conducted.

How To Feel Good About Disappointing Friends

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Recently, on a trip to New York City for a conference, things didn't turn out quite as expected. Knowing that my Big Apple friends are busy bees, I w...

How to Succeed In Spite Of The Recession: 'The Soul Of Success'

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

It's never about you. It's about serving the world. Success comes when you remove your own blocks to love.

The Tao of Dating: 5 Principles to Overcome Any Challenge in Your Love Life

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

I get many letters like this from readers (both male and female): "I met this guy, and he took me to dinner, and it was really romantic, but he did/d...

A Good Day for Gratitude: What's Happening in Iran Now

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Say a prayer for the youth of Iran in their moment of crisis -- for all the unarmed kids who got beat up and shot at just for wanting to be heard. Pray for their protection, safety and resolve.

The Lakers Don't Exist: The Hidden Secret to Happiness

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

If you felt crappy, it's because you consented to do so. You chose to do so. Now for most of us, it may be an unconscious choice. But it's still a choice.

How to Toss Toxic Mates in 3 Simple Steps

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

If he's putting you down instead of lifting you up, it's time for him to go. Like, now.

What Is Spirituality: 5 (Not So) Easy Steps to Happiness

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Spirituality can be a daunting concept. What does it really mean to be spiritual? I won't pretend to have the universal answer. What I can tell you is what spirituality means to me.

The Ten Commandments of Modern Dating

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Ali Binazir

I've been on the receiving end of enough stories from men and women to notice some consistent patterns of self-sabotage in the mating dance.

Willpower Doesn't Exist: The New Way to Get Stuff Done

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

In a passage from Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus and his ship are about to pass through the Siren-infested waters. On the one hand, he knows that hearing ...

How Rich Guys Screw Up Their Chances with Women

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Ali Binazir

Everyone else assumes that the successful dudes get all the babes, but it turns out that's not always the case. So I had to look into what was going on here.

Smart, Meet Heart: 5 Remedies for Smart People's Dating Woes

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

Dating challenges are not just specific to smart people. They're specific to people in general. Smart, successful folks simply get a little extra wallop of them.