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From New York to NOLA: A Moral Obligation to Give Back

Nasir Fleming | Posted 01.30.2015 | Teen
Nasir Fleming

We often think that issues are irrelevant because they do not directly affect us, but we forget that we can easily be the ones in an unfortunate situation at any moment.

Happy Takes an Earnest, Moving Look at Positive Psychology

Alex Simon | Posted 01.30.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Of all the subjects covered, none is more harrowing than the story of Melissa Moody, a former debutante and beauty queen who was run over by truck in 1992, resulting in the permanent disfigurement of her face.

This Is a Test -- Let's Play

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Once I decided to leave the gym I desperately tried to figure out what would replace it... the class or the boot camp or the activity that would be the right fit now.

4 Steps to Get From Where You Are to Being Happy Where You Are

Tree Franklyn | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Tree Franklyn

The steps below will help you move internally from where you are to being happy where you are. They will create an internal shift to help you get happy now on your way to wherever you want to go.

Finding Happiness Through Unhappiness?

Seth Adam Smith | Posted 01.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Seth Adam Smith

The internet is filled to bursting with advice on how to be happy, but have you ever tried being unhappy? In this humorous and insightful TEDx talk, D...

6 Steps to Becoming a Happy, Vibrant Mama

Andi Wickman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Parents
Andi Wickman

What if taking more time for YOU actually made you a better parent? Before you were a mom, you were you. And when your kids head off to college or explore the world or whatever they decide to do as adults, you're still going to be you. You are the only constant.

Living With Adoption's Dichotomies and Myths

Mirah Riben | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Mirah Riben

Adoption is a multi-faceted, complex phenomenon replete with conundrums. No matter how happy, every adoption begins with a tragedy of loss and separation. Yet some adoptive parents and the general public cling to preconceived, romanticized notions of adoption, seeing it through a narrow one-dimensional lens that is distorted by myth.

Show Respect for Food Choices

Johanna Bond | Posted 01.20.2015 | Healthy Living
Johanna Bond

Let's start to respect one another's choices regarding food. Vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, paleo, diabetic, celiac disease, heart-healthy, Crohn's ...

8 Ways Snow Makes You A Happier Person

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

There's no doubt that the worst of winter has arrived, bringing sub-zero temperatures and icy winds along with it. The dark, frigid days make it tough...

How to Handle the 'Fondue Effect'

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 01.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Yes, life is for the living. And fondue can be awesome when the time is right. The trick is just remembering how those little bits can add up... and knowing how to keep them from doing so.

Is It Time to Retire Yet?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Life transitions such as retirement are usually far harder than we imagine. It's easy to talk about letting go, but when the time comes, it's hard to do. The emotional aspect of departing is difficult to fathom.

6 Steps to Creating Your Own Measures of Success

Teawna Pinard | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Teawna Pinard

Isn't it our innate human desire to know that our life matters? Don't we all want to be assured that we are living lives of significance and will leave the world a little better than when we found it? Decide on your own measures of success. Own them. And commit to living them today.

2014's Hit Songs Sound Even Hotter With Pillows, Beer Bottles And Balloons

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.30.2014 | Entertainment

The best way to commemorate the top songs of 2014 is by banging a pair of shoes together -- just ask Andrew Huang. The musician, also known for hi...

6 Little Habits To Get Happy (Almost) Instantly

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jessica Dysart | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Feel happier instantly with these little habits proven to lift your mood. Listen to nature sounds Remember that C...

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

Self Discovery: Yes!

Eve Beck | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Eve Beck

Self Discovery - YES! During this holiday season of happiness, comfort and joy, I thought I'd share a discovery that's given me, and those I care mo...

How (and Why) to Be a Selfish Mom

Cozetta Lagemann | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Cozetta Lagemann

I was the perfect example of a Martyr Mom -- a mom that exists just for her family, one who puts her interests and needs aside because there just isn't enough time in the day to do it all.

One Mental Trick That Can Make You Happier Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Happify, a digital platform aimed at helping users lead full and happy lives, merges its founders' expertise in gaming technology and the science-back...

C'mon Get Happy (Holidays)

Todd Lombardo | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Lombardo

There's no one-liner that will deliver you happiness, no easy answer. It takes work, I suppose.

Why I Love Birthdays

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

My son turns 21 this Saturday, and I think that he's really happy that he'll be able to go to a bar this Friday night at 12:01 (when it's officially Saturday) and order his first alcoholic beverage legally with his real ID. But I am going to be happier.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

#RestoreHappy

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

It is a tale of loss and hope told in pictures by children whose lives have been forever altered by war, and it was laid out for everyone to see.

What's the Best Holiday Therapy?

Denice Duff | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Denice Duff

When people say Christmas is a "state of mind" this is what they mean. It's that easy-going, love-thy-neighbor, tip-more-generously, forgive-a-little-deeper, smile-for-no-reason, kind of season. That's what the spirit of Christmas is and what goes along with it is music. It's the magical combo: Christmas music + Traffic = Tolerable.

Welcome To The Meta Moment Of Your Day: A List Of Smiles To Make You Smile

Erin Kelly | Posted 12.04.2014 | Entertainment

There are three things you should never leave home without: the keys to your house or apartment, an emergency food source (think extreme, stuck-in-the...

Are You Full of Mojo or Nojo?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

By increasing our understanding of our identity, we can increase our Mojo. We can learn how to get Mojo, how to keep it, and how we get it back if we lose it. We can let go of what does not create happiness and meaning in our lives, and strive for what really matters to us -- we can live a life full of Mojo, meaning, and purpose!