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Happiness Project

The Google Engineer Teaching Happiness In Three Steps

BBC | David G Allan | Posted 11.11.2014 | World

Deep inside the global tech behemoth Google sits an engineer with an unusual job description: to make people happier and the world more peaceful. A...

Are We Trying Too Hard to Be Happy?

Psychology Today | Krystine I. Batcho | Posted 10.20.2014 | World

Are we trying too hard to be happy? Social science has given mixed messages about how happy Americans are today. On the one hand, data from the Genera...

3 Ways to Find Forgiveness

Todd Kashdan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

For Japanese macaque monkeys, status is important. If a high-status macaque bites a low-status macaque, the low-status monkey will not attack back. Th...

8 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Feel Happier Right Now

Real Simple/Time | Lindsey Murray | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

The key to happiness is obviously a whole lot more complicated than simple addition (x+y=joy). But maybe a “happiness equation” isn’t such a far...

Happiness Is Overrated

Business Insider | Tony Schwartz | Posted 07.14.2014 | World

Some years ago, I spent time with a guy who I typically greeted in the most ordinary way: "How are you?" I'd ask. "I'm WON-DER-FUL," he'd respond, ...

Why You Should Live by the One-Minute Rule

Jordan Dansky | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Jordan Dansky

So I'm reading this great book called The Happiness Project. (You should read it, too!) For her own Happiness Project, the author, Gretchen Rubin, s...

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 Groeneveld | Posted 08.03.2013 | Impact
Sunnie Groeneveld

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...