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6 Little Habits To Get Happy (Almost) Instantly

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Jessica Dysart | Posted 12.29.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Feel happier instantly with these little habits proven to lift your mood. Listen to nature sounds Remember that C...

8 Things Guaranteed to Happen to You in the New Year

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

Enjoy the awesome stuff and make the most of it. And when the not-so-awesome stuff comes your way... allow it to happen, do your best to stay calm, deal with it, and know that it's on its way out, too.

Self Discovery: Yes!

Eve Beck | Posted 12.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Eve Beck

Self Discovery - YES! During this holiday season of happiness, comfort and joy, I thought I'd share a discovery that's given me, and those I care mo...

How (and Why) to Be a Selfish Mom

Cozetta Lagemann | Posted 12.17.2014 | Parents
Cozetta Lagemann

I was the perfect example of a Martyr Mom -- a mom that exists just for her family, one who puts her interests and needs aside because there just isn't enough time in the day to do it all.

One Mental Trick That Can Make You Happier Right Now

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.16.2014 | Healthy Living

Happify, a digital platform aimed at helping users lead full and happy lives, merges its founders' expertise in gaming technology and the science-back...

C'mon Get Happy (Holidays)

Todd Lombardo | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Todd Lombardo

There's no one-liner that will deliver you happiness, no easy answer. It takes work, I suppose.

Why I Love Birthdays

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH | Posted 12.10.2014 | Science
Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH

My son turns 21 this Saturday, and I think that he's really happy that he'll be able to go to a bar this Friday night at 12:01 (when it's officially Saturday) and order his first alcoholic beverage legally with his real ID. But I am going to be happier.

When Stupid, Ugly Numbers Freak You Out

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

So I got my credit card statement yesterday. Immediately my heartbeat picked up speed. After all, my spending has been a bit... shall we say... activ...

#RestoreHappy

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

It is a tale of loss and hope told in pictures by children whose lives have been forever altered by war, and it was laid out for everyone to see.

What's the Best Holiday Therapy?

Denice Duff | Posted 12.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Denice Duff

When people say Christmas is a "state of mind" this is what they mean. It's that easy-going, love-thy-neighbor, tip-more-generously, forgive-a-little-deeper, smile-for-no-reason, kind of season. That's what the spirit of Christmas is and what goes along with it is music. It's the magical combo: Christmas music + Traffic = Tolerable.

Welcome To The Meta Moment Of Your Day: A List Of Smiles To Make You Smile

Erin Kelly | Posted 12.04.2014 | Entertainment

There are three things you should never leave home without: the keys to your house or apartment, an emergency food source (think extreme, stuck-in-the...

Are You Full of Mojo or Nojo?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 12.02.2014 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

By increasing our understanding of our identity, we can increase our Mojo. We can learn how to get Mojo, how to keep it, and how we get it back if we lose it. We can let go of what does not create happiness and meaning in our lives, and strive for what really matters to us -- we can live a life full of Mojo, meaning, and purpose!

Gratitude Beauty: My Favorite Color Cosmetics for Gifting, Receiving, and Glowing Compliments (Or, Colors of Gratitude in Action)

Miriam Ava | Posted 12.02.2014 | Style
Miriam Ava

Green beauty is so much fun! It allows us to play, create, celebrate & express ourselves in so many powerful ways.

6 Concepts to Make Us Happy and Useful in Business

Richard Koch | Posted 11.25.2014 | Business
Richard Koch

If you went on a bike ride in strong wind, as I did this morning, would you want to be against the wind on the way there and with it behind you on the return, or the other way round? If you like the icing on a cake, would you eat it last or first?

How to Like Your Life More

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

It's up to us to remember why it excited us, and to ask ourselves if it still does. It's up to us to ask ourselves how we can make it fun again, perhaps in a new way. And then it's up to us to do it.

What Makes A City Unhappy?

Pacific Standard | Dana McMahan | Posted 11.24.2014 | World

I live in two of the country’s saddest cities. At least that’s if I’m to believe the results of a National Bureau of Economic Research working p...

Lights Go on Part XXXIII: Drive

Thomas Bähler | Posted 11.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Thomas Bähler

Sunday was a lovely day here in New York City --  Lincoln Center, Central Park and the sidewalks were full of smiling faces. Enjoying as ever, I ...

Start a Boldness Revolution: Be Happy No Matter What

Tree Franklyn | Posted 11.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Tree Franklyn

Strength comes from facing challenges, not ignoring, denying or pushing them away. Boldness comes from the constant, daily declaration of happiness in the midst of life's challenges. If you want to be bold, be happy, no matter what.

Let Food Be Thy Pleasure: How to Stop the Struggle Around Food

Miriam Ava | Posted 11.10.2014 | Taste
Miriam Ava

Food is nourishment. Food is medicine. Food is pleasure. Drop the dogma around food. Paleo, vegan, low-carb, high-protein, gluten-free, vegetarian...

The Importance of Courage

Kim Keating | Posted 11.07.2014 | Women
Kim Keating

Whatever plan you envision for your life, remember to always have faith. Not everything will happen the way you would like, not everyone will support you, and no one will be successful 100 percent of the time. When we face challenges in our life, resilience makes all of the difference.

Not Everyone Wants To Be Happy

Scientific American | Jennifer Aaker and Emily Esfahani Smith | Posted 10.29.2014 | World

Everyone wants to be happy. It's a fundamental human right. It's associated with all sorts of benefits. We, as a society, spend millions trying to fig...

The Seemingly-Virtuous, Often-Dangerous Word We All Use

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

I'll get all set and all comfy... and then that bright, glaring sunshine busts through the curtains, makes its way across the floor and lands squarely on my conscience, convincing me that I'm lazy for not basking in it.

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...

I Now Pronounce You Happy

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Deirdre Maloney

The good news is that not every unexpected experience has been about escaping death. Instead, several have brought unexpected lessons for a happier life. Three recent lessons have proven themselves to be particularly happiness-building. I present them to you now..

5 Things You Need to Stop Telling Yourself if You Want to Be Happy

Kimanzi Constable | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimanzi Constable

Believe in yourself, and you will find happiness. Don't listen to the haters or those that will try to hold you back in life. Stop letting self-limiting beliefs win -- they have won for far too long!