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Tips on Happiness

Failure to Lunch

Ira Israel | Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Recent studies regarding happiness show that people who have jobs -- something one does for money -- are not very happy; similarly, I've found that those are the type of people who often eat lunch at their desks.

Why I Love Gretchen Rubin, and Highly Recommend her New Book, Happier at Home

Sara Gottfried, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Sara Gottfried, M.D.

"Abandon a project" will make me happier at home? Damn, it's true. I'm not a quitter but yet again, Gretchen Rubin changed my thinking and taught me five new things about connecting to my joie de vivre. Both of her books are better than chocolate, and have far fewer calories.

WATCH: Don't Be Your Own Buzzkill!

Terri Cole | Posted 09.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Terri Cole

Start saying "yes" to the joy-filled life you seek and start saying "no" to the people and situations that deplete you of joy.

Want to Know Yourself Better? Ask Yourself These Questions

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 08.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Self-knowledge is a key to a happy life. But it's very hard to know ourselves; it's easy to be distracted by the way we wish we were, or think we ought to be, or what others think we should be, until we lose sight of what is actually true.

Steps For Building A Meaningful Life

Manel Baucells and Rakesh Sarin | Posted 08.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Manel Baucells and Rakesh Sarin

To find meaning in life, one needs to reframe reality in a cumulative way. Thus, our actions and activities get stored in a metaphorical bucket. We should set goals and make progress toward these goals.

7 Ways To Spark Creativity

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 07.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

I've read a lot of advice about how to spark creativity. Everyone's creativity takes a different form, however, so the advice that works varies from person to person.

5 Myths About Fighting the Blues

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 06.05.2012 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

We all have a few tricks for beating the blues -- things we do when we're feeling down. It turns out, however, that several popular strategies don't actually work very well in the long term.

How to Engineer a Happier Life

Manel Baucells and Rakesh Sarin | Posted 06.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Manel Baucells and Rakesh Sarin

Some people say that happiness is like a pendulum -- some days you are happy, some days not, and there's not much you can do to change that. Our view is different.

Celebrate a Little Victory Every Day

Nancy Deville | Posted 03.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Nancy Deville

You can liken celebrating a little victory every day to positive childrearing -- in other words, by praising yourself and acknowledging your little victory, you're being your own nurturing adult.

12 Tips For Happiness In 2012

Gabrielle Bernstein | Posted 03.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Gabrielle Bernstein

Check out my top 12 happiness tips for 2012. Apply these principles and you'll kick off the new year with a happier approach to life.