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These People Stand On Corners For Hours Just To Make Strangers Happy

The Huffington Post | Megan Griffo | Posted 01.31.2014 | Good News

On a corner in Anacortes, Wash., months before the 2012 presidential election, Republicans and Democrats stood, holding signs and yelling about whose ...

Procrastination: I Won't Let You Get the Best of Me!

Sarina Tomel | Posted 02.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarina Tomel

Eventually, it all gets done, but it's that worrying of having pending issues to close out, which can sometimes lead to just not knowing how to get started. Therefore, let's shift our focus on what we can control.

Stopping to Recognize Live-Out-Loud Joy as You're Living It

Debbie Woodbury | Posted 08.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Woodbury

When I look back now, did I stop to recognize the joy of those moments in the moment? Did I know then how much I would treasure them now? Was I aware that living life out loud was often at its best with very little noise and fanfare?

The Sadness in Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project

Galit Breen | Posted 08.07.2013 | Books
Galit Breen

"Behind you," he says, his voice shorter than his meaning. He closes the oven with a bare foot, his hot-pad wrapped fingers gripping a baking dish. He...

Gretchen Rubin and the Power of Happiness

Yasamin Beitollahi | Posted 08.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Yasamin Beitollahi

She has started a happiness movement as an ongoing narrative that extends to us and embraces us. This is the most moving aspect of her work. She creates a dialogue with her fans, followers and friends.

The Happiness Tipping Point

Sunnie Toelle | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Sunnie Toelle

Happiness is not about smiley faces, unicorns and light-hearted merriment. Nor is it about self-proclaimed gurus and their self-help anecdotes of supposed enlightenment.

101 Simple Pleasures That Boost Happiness

Andrea Reiser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Andrea Reiser

The smiley yellow balloon inspired me to come up with a list of 101 simple pleasures that might make you smile or will perhaps spark other ideas of your own. Of course, simple pleasures aren't universal, so one person's pleasures won't necessarily bring the same boost of happiness to others. But the possibilities are limitless.

Think Like a Journalist for Successful Book Publicity

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 01.14.2013 | Books
Jocelyn Kelley

Stay curious and alert at all times because all it takes is one story or "hook" and you could get the exposure that will help increase the visibility of you and your work.

How To Stop Clutter From Making You Unhappy

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 12.19.2012 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

Outer order contributes to inner calm.

Is Reality TV Making You Unhappy?

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 12.17.2012 | HuffPost Home
Gretchen Rubin

We're all guilty of getting sucked into the black hole.

Forget the Joneses... We're Now Keeping Up with the Smiths

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Have you heard? The Joneses filed for bankruptcy. It seems, like everyone else who tried to keep up with them, they were living above their means. All of that "stuff" they acquired turned them into a textbook case of a broke American family -- chapter eleven of that book, to be exact.

"Having it All" Myths: An Addendum to Ann Marie Slaughter

Lisa Schirch | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

I agree with Ms. Slaughter's analysis of the problems facing women in the workplace. But as women we are not just victims of this system. The agenda for change is quite a bit broader.

Interview With Happier At Home Author Gretchen Rubin

Aidan Donnelley Rowley | Posted 11.04.2012 | Books
Aidan Donnelley Rowley

Like its bestselling predecessor, Happier At Home is stuffed with wonderful questions about, and insights on, the intersection of happiness and home. I am thrilled that I had the opportunity to conduct this interview with Gretchen and learn 10 little-known facts about her.

WATCH: How To Show Appreciation Every Day, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

How do you show the most important person in your life how much you appreciate them? Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at...

WATCH: Balancing The Moment With Consequences, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Should you focus on living in the moment to achieve happiness? Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," shared why you...

WATCH: A Step Toward Becoming Happier, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," recently joined me on Mondays With Marlo and spoke about the first step you c...

WATCH: How Does One Begin To Be Happier? From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," spoke about how she became self-aware and focused on achieving happiness when...

WATCH: How To Show Love, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Showing love is an integral part of being happy. Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," met with me on Mondays With ...

WATCH: Where Does Happiness Come From? From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

When Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," met with me on Mondays With Marlo, she tackled the elusive question we'v...

WATCH: Not Letting Other People's Moods Affect You, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

It's hard to be happy when those around you are in a bad mood. Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," spoke about ho...

WATCH: How To Best Define Success, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," recently met with me on Mondays With Marlo and discussed finding the right ca...

WATCH: How To Forgive And Let Go, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Holding onto hurt from the past can be detrimental to happiness. Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home," spoke about ...

WATCH: How To Go For Your Dreams While Paying The Bills, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

How can you achieve your dreams and still keep up with your responsibilities? Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home" ...

WATCH: The Link Between Fear And Joy, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

I was joined by Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home" on Mondays With Marlo, where we discussed the link between fea...

WATCH: How Clutter Affects Productivity, From Gretchen Rubin

Posted 08.21.2013 | MarloThomas

Gretchen Rubin, author of "The Happiness Project" and "Happier at Home" gave tips on decluttering and tackling small tasks when she met with me on Mon...