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3 Scientific Ways Helicopter Parenting Makes You Miserable (and What to Do Instead)

Lantern | Posted 09.30.2015 | Parents

There are so many modern parenting guides for raising successful (and intelligent, moral, creative, vegan, eco-friendly, bilingual, and musical) children, that trying to navigate the child-care section at the bookstore--let alone parenting itself--can be confusing.

The Step-By-Step Guide for Turning Your Mundane Life Into One Full of Happy Moments

Kat Bern | Posted 09.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Kat Bern

Here are my tips on what YOU could do to create your happy moments... (And I promise, there is no need to go to the other end of the world for that, you can as easily re-create the same experience at home.)

Why Happy Is the New Skinny (And That's a Good Thing!)

Amanda Yuill | Posted 09.03.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Yuill

Whatever your current level of happiness, the key thing to take away is that, just like your physical fitness, it is completely within your control to improve. And so I guess that happy being the new skinny may not be such a bad thing after all.

How Small Changes Can Radically Improve Your Mindset

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

The more frequently you start using positive self-talk, your subconscious mind will slowly start to replace the negative programming.

How to Shine at Work

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Alicia T. Glenn

Recently, I had a travel fiasco and spent hours at the airport only to be notified that my flight had been canceled. Needless to say, I was pretty fru...

8 Habits to Stop Now to Improve Your Life

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Stop reading, researching, preparing, and start taking action. You will never be perfectly ready, so sometimes you have to just hit the gas and go.

Life Doesn't Suck, We Are Just Confused

Taylor Johnson | Posted 07.31.2015 | College
Taylor Johnson

Does life really suck? I hope not because, when I look at your life I see a million opportunities for you to lead this amazing and most likely history changing life, don't let the bad days get you down my friend.

Measuring Your Happiness Using the Most Important Concept in Positive Psychology

David Sze | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Subjective well-being is the primary way Positive Psychology researchers have defined and measured people's happiness and well-being.

Maslow: The 12 Characteristics of a Self-Actualized Person

David Sze | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Abraham Maslow is the leading figure in the tradition of humanistic psychology and the modern Positive Psychology movement owes a huge debt to his...

5 Keys to Real Happiness From 5 Must-Read Books

Suna Senman | Posted 07.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Suna Senman

Fairytales feed our minds with the enchanted thoughts about finding a situation where our wishes are fulfilled and we live "happily ever after." Contrary to this belief, happiness is not something to go out and find.

15 Simple Ways to Live a Happy Life

Tom Casano | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Casano

A big house or a new car won't actually make you happier; it's the simple joys in life that bring true happiness. Read on to learn 15 simple ways that you can start living a happier life today.

Money and Happiness? It's Complicated

David Sze | Posted 08.10.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Increases in income cause happiness to grow only up until a certain point, the point at which basic needs are met. Above this point, increased income does not contribute to more happiness. Well, the story is slightly more complicated than that.

Why You Should Focus on Happiness, Not Productivity

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

For the first 20 years of our lives, we were taught and trained productivity. If we could finish the work we're supposed to finish, then we could play. If we are productive, then we're more likely to do well at school and get applauded.

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor Shares 10 Mindfulness Tips for World Record Success, Health and Happiness

Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee | Posted 07.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Sandler and Jessica Lee

Olympic Medalist Deena Kastor After Setting Four World Records. Photo Credit Group At 5'4" and only 104 pounds, no one knew...

Stop Trying So Hard To Be Happy

The Washington Post | Sidney Bloch | Posted 07.01.2015 | World

I want to share a personal view of what it is to be happy and how it differs from feeling content. Let me begin with a clinical story. They met at ...

Suza Scalora

Eckhart Tolle on Embracing Life's Challenges | Suza Scalora | Posted 07.06.2015 | Healthy Living

Eckhart Tolle discusses embracing the limitations life presents to us, instead of resisting the present moment. Challenges and difficulties are a natu...

Why Happy Is the New Skinny (And That's a Bad Thing)

Amanda Yuill | Posted 06.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Amanda Yuill

"Belly-2354 1920 (1)" by PublicDomainPictures. Licensed under CC0 via Wikimedia Commons The happiness industry For decades, our society has bemoan...

Scientists Asked 650+ People, 'What is Happiness?' This Is How They Replied.

David Sze | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

Are people confused about their own happiness? Or are researchers stuck in their ivory towers, blinded to the needs of the masses?

Shredding the Past

Honey Seltzer | Posted 06.22.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Honey Seltzer

A few day ago when it was storming outside and I was forced to stay indoors I started going through old photos, letters and emails that I had kept fr...

The Father of Positive Psychology and His Two Theories of Happiness

David Sze | Posted 08.05.2015 | Healthy Living
David Sze

What can we learn from the "father" of positive psychology's two theories of happiness? Don't chase pleasure or positive emotions. You don't have to be sunny all the time in order to flourish. Instead, pursue flow states, and serve something bigger than yourself.

6 Steps to Ending the Copy Cat in Business

Asha Ramakrishna | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Asha Ramakrishna

The unoriginal, uninspired, and lacking of confidence in the phenomenon of a person who steals your ideas, words, and work is an eye roll to every business owner.

Companies In Happy Cities Invest More For The Long Term

Harvard Business Review | Walter Frick | Posted 06.10.2015 | World

Happy people work differently. They’re more productive, more creative, and willing to take greater risks. And new research suggests that happiness m...

2 Ways To Be Happier -- Today

OWN | Posted 06.09.2015 | OWN

If you ask a group of people what they want most out of life, many of them will answer that profound question with one word: happiness. But the concep...

How To Use Time Travel To Increase Happiness

Time Magazine | Eric Barker | Posted 06.04.2015 | World

Anytime you need to be happier, just do some time travel. It’s that simple. I know what you’re thinking: He’s finally gone insane. No, I...

Why You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

Fast Company | James Wallman | Posted 06.02.2015 | World

Your big travel plans might seem like a waste of money. What will you come back with, besides some photos on your phone and a few memories. If you bou...