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Pursuit of Happiness

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 ...

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...

The Art of Being Alive Series: Interview With the Founder of 'The Happiness Planner"

Adedayo Fashanu | Posted 06.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Adedayo Fashanu

"The Happiness Planner is a stationery line designed to help people welcome more happiness, positivity, and joy into their lives by applying the pra...

The Virtues of Arrogance

Dragos Bratasanu | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Dragos Bratasanu

When bold people walk in faith and work hard to make their dreams come true, the faithless crowd perceives arrogance. Sometimes arrogance is just faith. But the crowd doesn't live its dreams, the crowd doesn't build a business that will impact the world and the crowd doesn't live an extraordinary life.

8 Ways To Make Life More Exciting

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Sometimes life can get a little boring. You don't feel excited anymore. Life feels pretty mundane and full of routines. We all have been there at one point in our life.

4 Suggestions to Get You Started When Looking to Date After Divorce

Sheila Blagg | Posted 06.03.2015 | Divorce
Sheila Blagg

Often times people take dating after a divorce entirely too seriously. You are not looking to jump into a serious relationship, are you? Then dating should be fun and exciting, but it's up to you to create that for yourself.

The Nest is Empty, Go Ahead and Fly Away!

Amanda Walkins | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Amanda Walkins

You know what? You've earned the right to be a little selfish. You have earned the right to choose a path for yourself and to decide what your future will hold

Why I Have Given Up the Pursuit of Happiness

Abby Rosmarin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Abby Rosmarin

I'm on a quest to continue to connect with the rest of the world. I am on a quest to experience and give experiences. I want to take that step forward and be in the universe. I want to help and love and reach out and, maybe through that kindness and care and charity, find a little meaning, a little satisfaction, a moment or two of happiness for myself.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Caslee Sims | Posted 05.15.2015 | College
Caslee Sims

I never envisioned growing up in a society like this. I'm a 20 year old black male that hates to have to consciously go about my life. I have to consciously make decisions when I'm outside of my home, in society more than I should have.

Hell Island

Tricia McCallum | Posted 05.19.2015 | World
Tricia McCallum

A boat packed with Haitian refugees was driven ashore one storm-tossed night this past winter on one of the Bahamian out islands.

What It's Really Like To Sell Your Stuff And Move To Italy

Lisa Condie | Posted 05.11.2015 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

Three years ago this month, as I ordered an espresso in a small café in Rome, I made the decision to sell 90 percent of my earthly possessions in exchange for a life in Italy. It was a decision that has brought me joy, freedom and adventure; but it came at the price of living very small.

The Most Important Step You Can Take to Discover Your Purpose

Amy Crumpton | Posted 05.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Amy Crumpton

I did not love myself. The words I whispered in my private inner world were often cruel and condemning. I believed I could not love myself until I proved myself worthy. To be worth something, I needed a purpose, which constantly seemed to escape me.

On the Pursuit of Happiness

Yara Zgheib | Posted 05.04.2015 | Impact
Yara Zgheib

Life is ephemeral. Liberty is fickle. And without the first two, all the wealth in the world does not amount to much. But happiness is not dictated by external circumstances; it is guided by inner purpose. It is not luck; it is a choice.

How I Got 'Rich'

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

Freeing yourself from the material things and the need to keep up the appearance of wealth is as liberating a feeling as I've ever felt before and has helped me feel like the richest woman in the world. I hope you'll soon be able to get rich too!

7 Pieces of Advice I'd Like to Give to My Younger Self

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

Looking back to my younger years, I am sometimes amazed at how life has turned. Nothing is exactly what I had originally planned for. The only thing that stays the same is who I am, my values, and my interests.

Chasing Happiness

The Wall Street Journal | Micah Mattix | Posted 04.13.2015 | World

Can money make us happy? Is happiness the same as pleasure? Is it impossible to be happy without friends, as Aristotle thought? Was Flaubert right whe...

Choosing Yourself in a World That Plays Favorites

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 06.06.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Kevin Kleitches

No one is going to save you. It's a wonderful realization to have, really. Because waiting on someone to hand you a golden ticket means waiting forever. But choosing yourself -- forging your own path and creating your own opportunities -- that means you can make things happen today.

Finding Gratitude In Familiar Places

Kristi Nelson | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Kristi Nelson

I do not want to waste my time wanting, and waiting for, reasons for gratitude. The gift of my life is at hand, and it wants me to be fully alive, and wildly grateful, now.

Six Science-Based Ways That Money Actually Can Buy Happiness

The Washington Post | Erinn Bucklan | Posted 03.27.2015 | World

How much is happiness worth to you? Placing a price tag on emotional well-being may seem like a slippery slope, but scientists have a lot to say about...

It's Enough to Begin

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 05.18.2015 | Books
Gretchen Rubin

Some habit-formation strategies are familiar and obvious--like Monitoring or Scheduling--but others took me more time to understand. As I studied habits, I slowly began to recognize the tremendous importance of the time of beginning.

10 Things to Keep in Mind About Happiness

Michael Møller | Posted 05.18.2015 | Good News
Michael Møller

With the International Day of Happiness coming up it's a good moment to list 10 things we should know about happiness. At the end of the day, we are all entitled to be happy so let's brush up on a few facts.

Entitlement Means So Much More to Millennials

Casey Bruce | Posted 05.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Casey Bruce

We understand that to be happy means to search for it, deep in the trenches of our everyday joys and woes, and that it's hard to do. How many of us are saying to ourselves every single day, "If I just had the chance, I could be so much happier."

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.

Why You Shouldn't Read This Post

Lola Reed | Posted 04.25.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Lola Reed

Because we're all spending waaaaaaay too much time staring at screens -- and even when we do come across some nugget of wisdom that has the capacity t...

6 Things You Can Learn From The Reigning Happiest Place On Earth

Posted 02.25.2015 | Travel

We all know that the U.S. guarantees the pursuit of happiness, but if you’re interested in seeing what it looks like after the pursuit, you might wa...