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Destined to Stereotype? How the Mind's Gift for Grouping Gets Us Into Trouble

David Sack, M.D. | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
David Sack, M.D.

While we can't turn off our brain's natural tendency to lump people and things together, we can understand and help influence the meaning we assign to those categories and to push ourselves to think beyond the stereotype. But it takes effort.

Want To Be Happier In 2012? Ask Yourself These 6 Questions

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 03.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

How do you resolve well? This is trickier than it sounds. Here are some tips for making your resolutions as effective as possible.

Your 'Happiness Group' Starter Kit

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.30.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've heard from lots of people who want to launch or join groups for people doing happiness projects together, so I created this (free) starter kit to help folks get the ball rolling.

Balanced Life -- 8 Tips for Making Friends.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Every Wednesday is Tip Day. This Wednesday: eight tips for making new friends. Last week, I posted a list How to make friends -- or at least think a...

Balanced Life -- Join or Start a Group. And Please Answer These Six Questions!

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've written before about why the resolution to Join or start a group -- any kind of group -- can bring you happiness. I've joined or started fourtee...

There's one in every bunch

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Hi Irene, I was Googling 'toxic friends' and came across your blog. I am friends with a pretty great group of women, with the exception of ...

The Value of Connecting With Others for True Happiness

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

One of the best ways to make yourself happy is to make other people happy. One of the best ways to make other people happy is to be happy yourself.

Sam Stein

Obama, Dems Try To Make Shadowy Conservative Groups A Problem For Conservatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When President Obama used his radio address this past weekend to spotlight the issue of campaign finance reform and the role that outside groups are h...

Finding a Bunco group, one player at a time

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

QUESTION Dear Irene, First of all, thank you for your blog and columns; I've gained much insight from you. I am a 42-year-old mother of two boys and...

Circles of Friends

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

Some women have the good fortune of having groups of friends who have a shared history -- based on where they were, where they lived, or what they did together.