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Happiness Project

The Age of Honesty

Sophia Husbands | Posted 06.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Sophia Husbands

Going back to the previous point on fear of failure. You can get inspired sometimes by others who have gone on similar paths. These days you can reach out to people even on the Internet. You may find it surprising but some people get a buzz out of helping or inspiring others.

10 Things You Need to Stop Doing for a Happier Life

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Don't we all seem to be endlessly searching for happiness? Sometimes we blame circumstances or people for the things that make us feel otherwise, when in fact it all starts within ourselves. It all begins within our own minds.

How to Stick to Your Goals When You've Lost Motivation

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 02.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Here are six tips on how you can remain inspired and motivated:

Heart Health -- Love, Happiness, Gratitude, and Learning

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 02.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

Regardless of sector, race, or age, we all want the same things for our families and ourselves: as my mother says, "health, happiness, safety, the strength to cope with anything that comes our way." Here are six practices that help me get a little closer to whole heart health.

The Reason Some People Just Seem Happier Than Others

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.07.2015 | OWN

It's a simple fact: Some people just appear happier than others. They've got a subtle spring in their step, they're often laughing and they can find t...

How To Check Off The Most Stubborn Items On Your To-Do List

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.18.2015 | OWN

Do you ever feel like you just have way too much on your mind these days? That appointment you really need to make, the phone call you've been meaning...

3 Secrets Of Adulthood You Must Learn To Find Happiness

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 11.09.2015 | OWN

When author Gretchen Rubin embarked on a yearlong "Happiness Project" to figure out what true happiness looks like and how to actually -- realisticall...

What Are You Grateful For?

Dr Lauren Tober | Posted 09.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Dr Lauren Tober

Two weeks ago, I put the invitation out for people to come and sit on the gratitude bench in Byron Bay, Australia. We asked everyone a very simple ...

8 Habits Of Incredibly Happy Women

Galit Breen | Posted 05.12.2015 | Women
Galit Breen

The happiest women I know realize that there are habits they're in control of that lead to joy. Here are eight of them.

The Google Engineer Teaching Happiness In Three Steps

BBC | David G Allan | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful. A...

Are We Trying Too Hard to Be Happy?

Psychology Today | Krystine I. Batcho | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

Are we trying too hard to be happy? Social science has given mixed messages about how happy Americans are today. On the one hand, data from the Genera...

3 Ways to Find Forgiveness

Todd Kashdan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

For Japanese macaque monkeys, status is important. If a high-status macaque bites a low-status macaque, the low-status monkey will not attack back. Th...

8 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Feel Happier Right Now

Real Simple/Time | Lindsey Murray | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

The key to happiness is obviously a whole lot more complicated than simple addition (x+y=joy). But maybe a “happiness equation” isn’t such a far...

Happiness Is Overrated

Business Insider | Tony Schwartz | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

Some years ago, I spent time with a guy who I typically greeted in the most ordinary way: "How are you?" I'd ask. "I'm WON-DER-FUL," he'd respond, ...

Why You Should Live by the One-Minute Rule

Jordan Dansky | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan Dansky

So I'm reading this great book called The Happiness Project. (You should read it, too!) For her own Happiness Project, the author, Gretchen Rubin, spe...

These People Stand On Corners For Hours Just To Make Strangers Happy

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 01.31.2014 | Good News

On a corner in Anacortes, Wash., months before the 2012 presidential election, Republicans and Democrats stood, holding signs and yelling about whose ...

Procrastination: I Won't Let You Get the Best of Me!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Eventually, it all gets done, but it's that worrying of having pending issues to close out, which can sometimes lead to just not knowing how to get started. Therefore, let's shift our focus on what we can control.

Stopping to Recognize Live-Out-Loud Joy as You're Living It

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

When I look back now, did I stop to recognize the joy of those moments in the moment? Did I know then how much I would treasure them now? Was I aware that living life out loud was often at its best with very little noise and fanfare?

The Sadness in Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project

Galit Breen | Posted 08.07.2013 | Books
Galit Breen

"Behind you," he says, his voice shorter than his meaning. He closes the oven with a bare foot, his hot-pad wrapped fingers gripping a baking dish. He...

Gretchen Rubin and the Power of Happiness

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Yasamin Beitollahi

She has started a happiness movement as an ongoing narrative that extends to us and embraces us. This is the most moving aspect of her work. She creates a dialogue with her fans, followers and friends.

The Happiness Tipping Point

Sunnie Groeneveld | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Sunnie Groeneveld

Happiness is not about smiley faces, unicorns and light-hearted merriment. Nor is it about self-proclaimed gurus and their self-help anecdotes of supposed enlightenment.

101 Simple Pleasures That Boost Happiness

Andrea Reiser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Reiser

The smiley yellow balloon inspired me to come up with a list of 101 simple pleasures that might make you smile or will perhaps spark other ideas of your own. Of course, simple pleasures aren't universal, so one person's pleasures won't necessarily bring the same boost of happiness to others. But the possibilities are limitless.

Think Like a Journalist for Successful Book Publicity

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Stay curious and alert at all times because all it takes is one story or "hook" and you could get the exposure that will help increase the visibility of you and your work.

How To Stop Clutter From Making You Unhappy

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 12.19.2012 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

Outer order contributes to inner calm.

Is Reality TV Making You Unhappy?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 12.17.2012 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

We're all guilty of getting sucked into the black hole.