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Tal Ben Shahar

Can You Create Changes That Last?

Michelle McQuaid | Posted 07.22.2015 | Business
Michelle McQuaid

When it comes to creating the changes you really want to make in your work or in you life, do ever find you have difficulty making this last?

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.

Somewhat Unexpected Ways to Feel Happier

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.31.2014 | Good News
Kare Anderson

Paradoxically strong self-esteem also enables us stay open to hearing others' differing views, I believe. This path towards a positive and resilient outlook begins with giving oneself the permission to feel.

How Rethinking Happiness Can Help Cure The 'Stress Pandemic'

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 05.14.2014 | Healthy Living

Generations after generations have been raised to believe that academic achievement and career success will bring them the happiness they seek in life...

Learning From Failure -- How to Transition From Being Less of a Perfectionist to More of an Optimalist

Sarina Tomel | Posted 12.23.2013 | College
Sarina Tomel

Once we master the lesson of learning from failure, we can persevere and come back stronger, more tolerant and disciplined, more successful, more flex...

Go to College to Study... Happiness?

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Claudia Ricci

The number of seriously depressed students at the University level is on the rise. It's hard to ignore the pain and anguish on so many of their young faces.

Balanced Life -- Relish the Moment. In My Case, 10 Weeks on the Bestseller List

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

In his book, Tal Ben-Shahar describes the "arrival fallacy," the belief that when you arrive at a certain destination, you'll be happy. But arriving rarely makes you as happy as you expect.