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How FOMO Can Sneak Up on You

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

If we really want to be intentional in our lives, if we really want to stick to decisions about our success and happiness, then we must be OK with not being a part of everything... of anything other than what's going on for us right now.

Heartwarming Rescue of a Blind Pug Will Give You All the Feels

LittleThings.com | Posted 06.22.2015 | Good News
LittleThings.com

When a special needs pug came to the Michigan Humane Society, he was in bad shape. Mikey's beginning wasn't a positive one, and he was nearly euthanized before he got into the safe hands of MHS volunteers.

Why You Should Go Out On A Limb And Spend More Time In Nature

Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living

What do you do to lift your spirits when you’re down in the dumps? Watch TV? Listen to music? Cry and eat a pint of ice-cream? Perhaps a better solu...

The Cheesecake Factory Phenomenon

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.08.2015 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

There's something funny about The Cheesecake Factory. It seems no matter what time you go and no matter which location you visit, there's a wait to get in.

Why You're Unhappy at Work -- And 4 Ways to Fix It

Ellevate | Posted 06.03.2015 | Women
Ellevate

Here are four steps to take to feel better about your work.The first two are short-term strategies, while the last two are long-term game plans.

4 Rituals To Keep You Happy All The Time

Time Magazine | Eric Barker | Posted 05.28.2015 | World

Tim Kreider got stabbed in the throat. The knife went in two millimeters from his carotid artery. He describes those two millimeters as the differe...

The Ick of No

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.27.2015 | Business
Deirdre Maloney

Last year I stepped into a volunteer leadership position for an organization. I did my best with it, but I really didn't feel useful. Nor did I enjoy it at all. And so when the time came to renew it, I decided not to. But there was one problem.

4 Ways to Live an Amazing Life

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 05.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

You may be going through some stressful situations in your life right now. Happiness feels like a fairy tale that only happens to characters in a movie. Here are four ways you can life a amazing life and experience real freedom.

Why Are So Many High Achieving Girls Unhappy?

Rachel Simmons | Posted 05.20.2015 | Parents
Rachel Simmons

can't say I ever gave much thought to happiness. I come from a family where happiness was seen as an "extra," a kind of frill to life -- nice to have, but certainly not necessary and by no means paramount. Work was king. Suffering meant you were working hard. It made you worthy.

Difference of Opinion

Marcia Liss | Posted 05.16.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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12 Reasons To Be Happier

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Who or what is on your happiness list? (Personally, for this writer, it's puppies, loved ones and vegetables.) There are so many wonderful reasons ...

This Lassie's Love

Mary McLaurine | Posted 05.14.2015 | Good News
Mary McLaurine

So, I thought ye might be a wonderin' Bout this Lassie's love she holds For a lad that swept her off her feet So here's the story told He speaks nary...

7-Year-Old's Library Wish Inspires Book Donations Across Brazil

HuffPost Brazil | Larissa Baltazar | Posted 05.14.2015 | Parents

"One book is worth 100 books in my heart." "Books have three qualities: having them, exchanging them, and their smell. You can journey throug...

The House of Cards Effect

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Deirdre Maloney

If there's a fictional world you love but you know that it's dark and can negatively impact your mood or actions, then make sure you watch, listen to or read something lighter afterwards to balance it out.

Notes From a Dive Bar

Alan Black | Posted 05.11.2015 | San Francisco
Alan Black

Right after I poured her a gin and tonic, and squeezed extra limes in the bubbles, she asked, why are you so miserable? She was training to be a therapist. But I wasn't bitter. I told her I owned a less than stellar I.Q and she was mistaking misery for a lack of brains.

This Is What Happiness Looked Like Nearly 80 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.15.2015 | Healthy Living

In 1938, a social research organization called Mass Observation placed an advertisement in a local British newspaper, the Bolton Evening News, asking ...

Let's Get Personal

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Hubbie and I recently found ourselves engaging in two different... discussions. The first involved a whole lot of bickering... making for some cranky...

The Secret to Well-Being

Lisa Firestone | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likel...

Taming the Beast: How I Stopped the Blame Game From Controlling My Life

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Lauren Kruczyk

I escaped the cage and found freedom from the wood pellets and stale feeder food. Maybe certain people tried to look for me; maybe they didn't. I didn't care. I was a hamster with a plan. I came to a fork, took the road less traveled and began running like my life depended on it (and hey, maybe it did).

The Truth Behind Your Guts

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Sure, people show their guts in amazingly grand ways every day... by persevering through big challenges and climbing to new heights. But all of us show our guts in smaller, different ways every day.

4 Questions to Ask Yourself if You Want to Be Happy

Barb Abramson | Posted 06.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Barb Abramson

Self-evaluation is not easy. Making changes is even harder. The rewards for taking an honest look inward and upping your game is a sure formula for happiness.

Ellen's Biggest (and Bravest) Fan Opens Up About Hospital Life, Junebug and Her Love of Chef Boyardee

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 06.13.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

I recently sat down with Briana for an in-depth interview, a plan we masterfully crafted through Twitter. We Skyped, as Briana was still in the hospital with a weak immune system--one week prior, on March 17th, she had had her second bone marrow transplant.

Why I Don't Want My Kids to Be Happy

Elisabeth Duckett | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Elisabeth Duckett

You want to keep from them the agony of failure, the pain of rejection and the self-conscious awkwardness of not fitting in. You want your child to walk through the world believing they can do anything and be anyone and that they are special. I get all that. I just disagree.

The Key to Living a Happier Life

Jinna Yang | Posted 06.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Jinna Yang

My mind became more open, I made the investment to place myself in an environment that was bigger than anything I had ever known -- my eyes saw things that I couldn't believe -- my problems became smaller because my world got larger, and more magical.

What's Up With All the Honking?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Honking is something that feels OK for many of us to do, but feels terribly personal when it happens to us. Honking may create sound on the outside, but it happens because we're not too happy inside... and we need a release.