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If You Just Smile

Leigh McManus | Posted 06.23.2015 | Good News
Leigh McManus

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend several days in NYC, and I noticed a growing epidemic of loss of smiles on nearly everyone in the city. Person after person that I passed barely made eye contact, let alone smiled at those that they drifted by.

The Power of Keeping It Personal

Eric Ludwig | Posted 06.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Eric Ludwig

Technology has made it so easy to reach so many people in such a short period of time which is an amazing business tool and a way to keep tabs on a great number of people, but we're turning away from the personal touch. Facebook, Twitter, and E-mail are convenient ways to keep in touch with coworkers, friends, and colleagues but they often fail to make or develop deep connections.

WATCH: 10 Smile Facts That Will Turn Your Frown Upside Down

HooplaHa | Posted 06.15.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Happy Smile Power Day! Did you know that there are 27 muscles involved in the act of smiling? Would you ever have guessed that the average adult only smiles 17 times days a day?

The Importance of Being Grandad

Beth Whitley | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Hannah makes her almost-80-year-old grandad a child again, he makes her light up, they make each other laugh and sparkle.

Smiling at Fear

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

I realized about halfway to the building that I must have been smiling, because nearly everyone that I passed with whom I made eye contact, seemed to be smiling back at me. I smiled through the morning meditation and I'm smiling now as I write these this.

3 Ways to Feel Happier

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 06.09.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Generosity fosters gratitude by orienting our minds and hearts outside of ourselves. It turns our attention away from the that inner voice of criticism -- that voice that says we are not enough.

10 Stress-Relief Strategies When You Have Five Minutes or Less

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

The way we work is broken when scores of talented people can't attend to their basic human needs. Until the larger systemic issues are fixed, these and other stories continue to push me to create stress-relief strategies that can actually be incorporated in your super-hectic day. Here are 10 such strategies to try when you have five minutes or less.

Smile! Surprisingly Easy Ways to Boost Immunity

Irene Ross | Posted 05.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Irene Ross

The immune system is not a single entity but, rather, a structure that works with all the other systems in your body. If one's not working optimally, your immunity will plummet, and you can bet your overall well-being will be affected.

37 Photos of Ridiculously Happy Animals Guaranteed to Make You Smile

DL Cade | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
DL Cade

Smile, it's the weekend! But just in case you had a rough go of it this week and your glass feels more like it's half-empty than half-full, here is a collection of 37 adorable photos featuring animals so ridiculously happy they're guaranteed to send you off into the weekend smiling.

When Are You Going to Have a Date With Yourself?

Alka Dhillon | Posted 04.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

Your own inner voice is your soul's compass and that is what is so important to keep calibrated so that you are able to be authentic with yourself and then others. The only way to do this is to spend time with yourself alone and nurture that relationship.

11 Surprising Reasons You Should Smile Every Day

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.08.2015 | Healthy Living

Whether you woke up on the wrong side of the bed, picked a fight with a loved one or struggled through that morning commute to a job you don't particu...

Laughter is Definitely the Best Medicine

HooplaHa | Posted 04.06.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Does a laugh a day keep the doctor away? Laughter is scientifically proven to improve your life, so take some time to watch this video and have a good laugh!

Dealing With the Fear of Public Speaking: Seven Tips

Gadadhara Pandit Dasa | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business
Gadadhara Pandit Dasa

Even after 15 years and over one thousand lectures, I can't say that I've completely overcome the fear of public speaking. On some occasions, I still get some butterflies when I first get up in front of the audience.

The Secret To Amazing Wedding Photos

Bre Thurston | Posted 03.11.2015 | Weddings
Bre Thurston

I've been a wedding photographer for 5 years. I've photographed young couples, old couples, straight couples, gay couples, Christian couples, Jewish couples, affluent couples, budget couples, and yet one thing remains the same. People are most beautiful when they laugh.

Take Your Own Good Advice and 9 Other Tips for Parenting in 2015

Steph Thompson | Posted 03.07.2015 | Parents
Steph Thompson

"Breathe, count to 10," Oscar told me on the afternoon recently when I was hyperventilating because guests were about to arrive for a holiday get-together and nothing was ready, including me. "You told me that, remember?"

What's the Best Holiday Therapy?

Denice Duff | Posted 02.03.2015 | 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 06.10.2015 | 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...

Want To Be More Engaged At Work?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 02.01.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

After all feeling engaged at work isn't just a way for organizations to squeeze more productivity from us, it's also the secret to being able to perform at your best and maintain your wellbeing -- no matter who you're working for or what your job description says.

Smile and Make Someone's Day Brighter

Dr. Hyder Zahed | Posted 01.24.2015 | Good News
Dr. Hyder Zahed

Even when we do become more sensitive to the plight of others through expanding our awareness, we don't always respond by taking action to help in some practical way.

Gratitude Is a State: On Being a Sacred Stream for Good

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.16.2015 | Impact
Miriam Ava

Render gratitude into a state through your being. Once you view life as the unfolding miracle that it is you begin to understand the cosmic glory of your experiences.

The Importance Of Humor In The Toughest Of Times

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living

It's one thing to maintain a sense of humor on a day-to-day basis, and another to be able laugh through a life-threatening diagnosis. Yet Alex Nil...

Rough Day? Here's How To Save It, Even In The Last Minute

Polly Campbell | Posted 01.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Polly Campbell

In these chippy moments, it's easy to let the negative vibes take over and fall into a pattern of fatigue-and-frustration-induced nagging, yelling, and complaining guaranteed to create enough drama to ruin dinner and probably the day.

Smiling and Climbing: In Tribute to Joe Gold

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 01.07.2015 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

Are you smiling and climbing? This week, our community celebrated the life of Joe Gold, t. His eulogy serves as a source of inspiration for each of ...

Accent on the Wrong Syllable

Margery Leveen Sher | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Margery Leveen Sher

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Don't Let Anyone Rent Space in Your Head for Free

Alka Dhillon | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Alka Dhillon

Think back to a time when you went from a miserable state to a happy one. I am sure when you look back you will realize that shift did not happen because the situation changed. That shift happened because you consciously decided that you were tired of feeling that way.