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Happiness Studies

Howard Fineman

Why Washington Fails The Third Metric And What Some Locals Are Doing About It

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's capital is not a happy or well place, Arthur Brooks has concluded. He should know. A pioneer in "happiness studies," Bro...

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...

Fast Food Logos Make It Harder To Feel Happy

Alison Spiegel | Posted 11.19.2013 | Business

Golden arches, red pigtails, a smiling Colonel Sanders -- these iconic fast food symbols may seem harmless enough, but new research reveals a darker t...

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.

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.

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...

Mallika Rao

Your City May Be Tracking Your Happiness

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 04.25.2013 | Healthy Living

No one understood why a Santa Monica High School student killed himself one January afternoon in 2011, leaping from the roof of a 10-story hotel as hi...

The Physiology Of A Smile

Roberta Gately | Posted 05.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Roberta Gately

It does take effort to smile, to be engaged in your world, in your surroundings, but once you smile, the rewards are endless. Consider the first smile of your day your first and most important workout. Your heart and your mind will be the better for it.

6 Tips To Achieve Happiness Despite Everyday Challenges

Shawn Achor | Posted 10.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Shawn Achor

Happiness is a choice, even in the midst of a chronic illness. By taking small steps, large goals can be accomplished, enhancing the outlook and overall well-being of those living with or affected by a life-altering disease.

Not All Happiness Is the Same

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.22.2012 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

An interesting aspect of these kinds of happiness is that they seem to be related to people's focus on time. Why does this matter? These researchers find that the kind of happiness you are experiencing affects the types of products you are interested in buying.

Study: Money Can Buy Happiness

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.18.2011 | Business

Countless studies have examined the relationship between income and happiness. But now scientists have pinpointed the exact amount of money you need t...

Want To Be Happier? Pay Attention!

Soren Gordhamer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Soren Gordhamer

Harvard researchers have found that what matters more is not what people are doing but rather the degree of attention that they are bringing to what they are doing.