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Happiness at Work

Career Advice For A Friend

Joel Hladecek | Posted 08.25.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Joel Hladecek

I received a message recently from a very talented young designer and artist who used to work for me. She's done a great job of placing herself in her...

How To Have A Bad Day: 8 Foolproof (Avoidable) Methods

Caroline Beaton | Posted 06.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Caroline Beaton

If you want to have a bad day too, here are some psychology-backed ways to make it happen all by yourself -- no catastrophe needed:

The Business Case For Being Really, Really Happy

John Bowen | Posted 05.11.2016 | Business
John Bowen

If you're not aiming to have a great quality of life along with your business success, it's time to start. The reason: The happier and more positive you are in life, the more success you will achieve for yourself, your team and your clients.

Officially, Your Employer Can't Force You To Be Happy At Work

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 05.10.2016 | Business

When you go to work, you have to do your job. But no one can force you to be happy about it. An April 29 ruling from the country's top authority on ...

10 Simple Things the CEO Can Do to Create a Happy Workplace

Alexander Kjerulf | Posted 04.27.2016 | Business
Alexander Kjerulf

Top executives MUST make employee happiness one of their most important goal. Both because it's the right thing to do for the sake of their people, but also because it will actually make the company more successful. Studies consistently show that happy workplaces make more money.

12 Work Hacks To Keep You Sharp And Focused Throughout The Day

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 01.12.2016 | Healthy Living

This story is part of our monthlong “Work Well” initiative, which focuses on thriving in the workplace. You can find more stories from this projec...

#1 Cause of Unhappiness at Work: Bad Bosses. Here's What We Can Do About Them

Alexander Kjerulf | Posted 11.19.2015 | Business
Alexander Kjerulf

Given that bad bosses are the most common cause of unhappiness at work and given the negative effects they have on employees and on the company's results, we clearly need to do something about this problem.

A Guide to a Small Business Owners Guilt-Free Living

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 08.04.2016 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Like many small business owners, Monday through Friday was dedicated to business--devoid of any personal activities. Anything house or family related (other than preparing meals) was left for weekends. This is the pattern I learned from hard-working parents.

8 Proven Ways to Get Past Resenting Your Small Business

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 07.28.2016 | Business
​Jackie Nagel

Like many, you began working long past the hours you intended for challenging clients for a smidgen of what your business needs to grow. Before you realized, resentment crept in. Sound familiar?

Want To Be Happy At Work? Care Less About It

Quiet Revolution | Kelly O'Laughlin | Posted 10.15.2015 | Healthy Living

A friend recently told me that she was ready to quit her job. Big changes at her workplace meant that new responsibilities were being heaped upon her....

From JOB to JOY: How to Find JOY at Work, No Matter What Your Job Is

Marguerite Orane | Posted 06.22.2015 | Business
Marguerite Orane

You do not have to wait for retirement or a new job. Here are three ways that you can take control and bring joy to your current job situation right now:

Find Your Happy Place at Work

Jason Powers | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Jason Powers

What makes a company great? It's not the free food or massages (though no one's complaining). Time and again, a company rises to the top when its employees believe they're doing something meaningful.

Nearly A Third Of Americans Would Choose To Improve Their Career Over Their Health Or Relationships

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living

Strengthening our social bonds, bettering our well-being and investing in quality experiences are usually hallmarks for a happy life -- but for some a...

How To Be Happier At Work (INFOGRAPHIC)

Happify | Posted 10.22.2014 | Healthy Living

Maybe you love your job, and maybe you don't. Either way, there are good days and bad days at work for everyone -- the trick is figuring out how to ti...

The Little Desk Decoration That Could Make A Big Difference In Your Work

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes & Alissa Scheller | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living

By now, you've probably attempted a million work hacks to make your desk job a little more enjoyable. Maybe you've tried keeping a messy workspace for...

When It's Time to Dump Your Toxic Boss

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 06.21.2014 | Business
Carlota Zimmerman

The thing about septic workplaces is that, like a particularly bad cult, they take over your mind, they destroy your confidence, and thus they have the power to inflict life-long damage on your career, and by extension, your personal life.

The One Thing You Can Do To Be Happier At Work

Posted 03.17.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

According to Alexander Kjerulf, author of "Happy Hour Is 9 To 5," there's one small thing you can do to be happier at work. The best part? It's incred...

WATCH: Your 'Muse' For Career Inspiration

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.11.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Career advice destination The Muse is partnering with The Huffington Post's Third Metric to offer a free online class geared toward employees who are ...

Be Happier At Work - This Week

The Huffington Post | Jordan Freeman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business

We’ve all heard the saying, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Yet, most people find work unfulfilling. Accord...

Stop Searching For The 'Perfect' Job And Do This Instead

Posted 01.29.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Everyone dreams of landing the perfect job that fulfills dreams, allows time for a personal life and offers a feeling of accomplishment at the end of ...

8 Tricks To Finding More Meaning At Work

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

By Morten Hansen and Dacher Keltner Do you experience meaning at work -- or just emptiness? In the United States people spend on average 35-40 h...

Should You Hide Your Personality At Work?

Posted 09.26.2013 | Healthy Living

By Robin Madell For U.S. News Office life doesn't always encourage authenticity. Some studies suggest this may be a good thing -- or at least not a...

Wharton's Popular 'Success Course' Boosts Happiness

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Those who made it into middle and old age as "happy" and "healthy" shared seven traits: mental adaptability to changes in life, advanced education, stable marriage, not smoking, not abusing alcohol, getting some exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.

You Are Not Your Job

Emily Bennington | Posted 10.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Emily Bennington

When your self-worth is wrapped in things that are outside of your control, you're setting yourself up for an emotional roller coaster. In other words, you're up when the job is up and down when the job is down.

4 Things You Can Do At Your Desk To Be Happier | Jessica Stillman | Posted 09.29.2013 | Healthy Living

Happiness is a big, central goal for many of us and so is can feel like achieving it must involve big actions. But while finally learning to paraglide...