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Happiness Research

The Secret to a Happy Life? Think Inspiration, Not Money

Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D. | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Bruce L. Gewertz, M.D.

Experts point to other important factors for creating a joy-filled life, including satisfying personal relationships at home, spirituality or religious observance, and strong doses of optimism. After 40 years in the doctor business, I know that all of these are important.

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, ...

We Need To Think About Happiness Differently -- Here's How To Do It

Sarah Rudell Beach | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Sarah Rudell Beach

Though we're obsessed with pursuing happiness, many experts would tell us that our very pursuit is what sabotages our efforts to find it.

The Meaning of Happiness Changes Over Your Lifetime

Troy Campbell | Posted 08.17.2014 | Science
Troy Campbell

So if happiness is as important a goal in life as American culture makes it seem, we need to understand how age affects it. Only then can we know how to better treat our families, communities, and citizens of all ages.

The Email That Could Help You Live Longer

OWN | Posted 05.22.2014 | OWN

Harvard-trained researcher and Before Happiness author Shawn Achor says that sending one simple email a day, for 21 days, will immediately increase yo...

Carolyn Gregoire

Why Tens Of Thousands Of People Are Signing Up For This Online Happiness Course

HuffingtonPost.com | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.24.2014 | Healthy Living

The Internet is jam-packed with information about how to be happy -- much of it conflicting, and a good deal of it simply inaccurate. With over 75 mil...

Mindfulness in Everyday Life: Desperately Seeking Happiness (It's Easier Than You Think)

Donna Rockwell, PsyD | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Rockwell, PsyD

What does it mean to be happy? It is the most elusive of questions, and permeates much of our daily lives. While we toil away in our work and personal lives, we secretly pray for happiness. "I just want to be happy," so many people say. But do we even know what happiness is?

7 Unexpected Things That Can Make You Happy

Hervé Larren | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hervé Larren

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are so fundamental to our well-being that our forefathers included these values in the Declaration of Independence. So, shouldn't it be obvious how to achieve that third value, happiness? Not in my experience.

Here's Scientific Proof That Life Gets Better As You Get Older

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living

In the game of life, is it all downhill as young adulthood turns into maturity? Our culture of youth obsession and celebration of the college years an...

11 Not-So-Familiar Facts About Finding Happiness

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Spend time with friends and family. Be sure to exercise. Get enough sleep. Scientists have long known that these and other familiar strategies rea...

16 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Boost Your Happiness Almost Instantly (INFOGRAPHIC)

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

Whether you have five minutes to relax or a year to focus on building lasting habits, here are 16 scientifically-backed ways to boost your happiness l...

8 Scientifically-Backed Ways That You Can Choose To Be Happy

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 12.13.2013 | Healthy Living

One theory in psychology research suggests that we all have a happiness "set-point" that largely determines our overall well-being. We oscillate aroun...

Where Have All the Good Times Gone? Why Boomers Are So Miserable

Bradley Foster | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Bradley Foster

We all face challenges in life and Boomers are seriously being buffeted from all directions at once. It is possible to create more happiness in your life but it takes real work.

10 Science-Backed Tips For Lifelong Health And Happiness

James Clear | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
James Clear

There are choices that you make every day, some of which seem completely unrelated to your health and happiness, that dramatically impact the way you feel mentally and physically.

Who Is Right About Happiness? (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

It's amazing how many people don't value their happiness enough to pay attention to it. Once you do, you will discover for yourself if lifelong happiness is feasible or not. It won't be a matter of theory or delayed gratification.

Who Is Right About Happiness?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Why are we so bad at being happy? Were we born to struggle? These are questions that have fueled centuries of philosophy and spirituality, with no reliable conclusion.

12 Things Happy People Do Differently

Jacob Sokol | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jacob Sokol

I found out there are a lot of people like me -- young, energetic, intense, purpose-driven, but frustrated with the status quo and a little freaked out about our prospects for the future. I couldn't just wait for happiness and satisfaction to find me; I was going to have to make my own.

What You Need To Know About Gratitude

David DeSteno | Posted 11.20.2013 | Healthy Living
David DeSteno

Next time you have the opportunity to say "thank you," don't let it ring hollow. Embrace the gratitude; feel it as deeply as you can, because in so doing, you're actually increasing the odds that in the future we'll all have more for which to be grateful.

The Secret To Happiness Is Simpler Than You Think

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 09.20.2013 | Healthy Living

The secret to joy is simpler than you might think -- and it requires nothing more than an intention to be happy. Simply trying to be happy can actuall...

5 Questions About Happiness Science Can't Answer

Britt Reints | Posted 10.15.2013 | GPS for the Soul
Britt Reints

Your personal definition of happiness has more to do with your values and personality than a description penned by a philosopher or author, as will the type of happiness that you decide to focus on.

Helping Others May Make Us Happier At Work

Posted 07.30.2013 | Healthy Living

Here's a good reason to help your coworkers with an upcoming project or presentation: Altruists in the office are more likely to be committed to their...

3 Rules For Happiness

Nataly Kogan | Posted 09.15.2013 | Healthy Living
Nataly Kogan

My father is a scientist, so I turned to science on happiness and had a "holy crap" moment: I was doing it all wrong. While chasing some unachievable state of the BIG HAPPY I had ignored so many of the small happy moments that were part of my everyday.

This Is The Key To Satisfaction In Later Life

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 07.12.2013 | Healthy Living

Buddhist teachings on happiness have long held that accepting that which cannot be changed or controlled is key to reducing suffering. Now, this ancie...

The Future of Leadership

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Today as you celebrate this major milestone in your life and commence a new stage of your life journey, I ask you to reflect on the gift of life itself. And life, in essence, is nothing but awareness.

The #1 Reason To Get Married

Posted 05.31.2013 | Weddings

How happy are you? According to new research, your answer probably depends on whether or not you're married. The U.K.'s Office of National S...