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Money and Happiness: Friend or Foe? Depends on How You Spend Your Cash

Todd Kashdan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Todd Kashdan

Spending money on other people as a sign of generosity or love has a more intense, lasting impact than spending money on the self.

Shaq's Mom Shares 10 Tips On How To Live A Great Life

beliefnet.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Although she's the mother of one of the sports world's most shining stars, Shaquille O'Neal, Lucille O'Neal didn't always have it all. ...

The World Taking It Outta You? Cheer up by Giving Back!

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

Feel like the world has taken it out of you? If so, give back to the world. Yes, sometimes you have to step outside of yourself to remove yourself from your dark mood.

How to Be Happy: 3 Secrets to Everyday Happiness

Sara Avant Stover | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sara Avant Stover

I've found practical ways to approach my life from a less hurried, and therefore, happier, place inside of myself. Here are some simple secrets that I carry with me everyday.

The Law of Attraction: How to Act 'As If'

Mike Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mike Robbins

This has been a sobering, but important realization for me this week. There is a big difference between knowing something and living it.

Honoring your needs without feeling guilty

Laura Trice | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Trice

What do you enjoy doing that you feel guilty doing because it's such a decadent luxury? You are not being selfish, but taking such good care of yourself that it feels uncomfortable.

Want to Feel Happier? Listen to a Favorite Song

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Research demonstrates - and everyday experience confirms - that one of the simplest, easiest ways to boost your mood and your energy is to listen to your favorite upbeat music.

Happiness and Deep Conversations

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Morris

Have you ever approached strangers on the beach, vacationers sitting on bright towels in the summer sun, and tried to engage them in deep discussions ...

Are You Asking, 'Is This All There Is?'

Tara Sophia Mohr | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Sophia Mohr

I was asking it at time when I had a great job and a wonderful husband and good health and fabulous friends. And yet, the question was there, certain and clear: "Is this all there is?"

Balanced Life -- 18 Tips For "Little Things" to Boost Your Happiness at Work

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Here are some little things to consider that have helped me find more happiness at work. A few minor adjustments can give a real boost in mood and comfort.

Balanced Life -- 8 Tips for Handling Mail (the Old-Fashioned Kind) More Efficiently

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Last week, I posted five realistic tips for using email more efficiently, but ye olde paper post continues to deliver a large stack to my door, too. So, I developed a system to keep the pile manageable.

Scientist Inspired By Dalai Lama Studies Happiness

AP | By RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

MADISON, Wis. -- After hearing about his cutting-edge research on the brain and emotions through mutual friends, the Dalai Lama invited Richard Davids...

Go to College to Study... Happiness?

Claudia Ricci | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Claudia Ricci

The number of seriously depressed students at the University level is on the rise. It's hard to ignore the pain and anguish on so many of their young faces.

Balanced Life -- Relish the Moment. In My Case, 10 Weeks on the Bestseller List

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

In his book, Tal Ben-Shahar describes the "arrival fallacy," the belief that when you arrive at a certain destination, you'll be happy. But arriving rarely makes you as happy as you expect.

Turnip or Tomato: How You Live Your Life?

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

Why this discussion of vegetables? Every choice you make plants a seed in your life. And every single moment is an opportunity to choose. It is so-o-o easy to forget this.

Happiness And The Money Factor

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

I would never discount peace and contentment-inducing happiness factors like meditation, prayer, love, friendship, or charity. However, I disagree that money isn't necessary for a happy life.

Sometimes Your Happiness Depends On Walking Away

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Too often we focus so much on a door that has closed abruptly and unexpectedly in our faces that we don't realize that the world is full of other doors that are open to us.

Do Happy People Live Longer?

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

For decades, research has suggested that people with positive emotions may live longer and healthier lives.

Balanced Life -- Use Up What You Have

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

The most enigmatic of my Twelve Personal Commandments is to spend out. I have a miserly nature; by spending out, I mean to stop hoarding, to trust in abundance and to use what I already have.

The Elusive State Of Happiness

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Are we looking for ecstatic, "jumping for joy" happy? Are we saying that once a certain thing "happens" we won't ever be unhappy again? That is fairy tale thinking.

8 Proven Resiliency Psychology Tips For Bouncing Back From Hard Times

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

I'm here to encourage you to stop thinking about what's wrong in your life, and refocus on creating more right!

How To Achieve Natural Highs

Dr. Tian Dayton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Tian Dayton

Here's what these "natural antidepressants" can do for us. Serotonin keeps our moods balanced and up beat. It calms anxiety and improves our sleep.

Balanced Life -- Take Time For Projects And Keep A New Family Tradition

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

The 'Keep a new family tradition' resolution reminds me to look out for new traditions (excuse the oxymoron) that can add to the richness of family life.

How To Thrive In The Face Of Adversity, Setbacks And Losses

Karen Salmansohn | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Salmansohn

It felt particularly weird to be in a so-called victim position, because I am an optimistic self-help book author, not a helpless little twig being tossed topsy and turvy in the winds of uncontrollable fate.

Balanced Life-- 9 Tips For Feeling Happier When You've Lost Your Job -- Or Fear You Might.

Gretchen Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gretchen Rubin

Being out of work is a major happiness challenge, and these days, a lot of people have lost their jobs, or are worried about hanging onto their jobs.