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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, ...

Declaration of Joy

Miriam Ava | Posted 07.07.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Miriam Ava

When did the feeling that being happy is frivolous take root in so many of us? It's our own perverse protection mechanism that keeps us in a low vi...

Disney Hopes That 7D 's Stellar Voice Cast Will Make Animation Fans Happy, Not Grumpy

Jim Hill | Posted 07.07.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

So when Disney Television Animation decided to build a show around the Seven Dwarfs, how did they give this new animated series its own identity?

What Happened The Day I Stopped Caring

Emily Hall | Posted 07.16.2014 | Women
Emily Hall

Coming from someone who spent the better part of my 21 years trying to be someone I wasn't, I can without a doubt say that the day I stopped caring was the day that everything began to fall into place. Here are the beautiful things that happen when you stop apologizing for who you are.

(VIDEO) Media Investment Banker Kawaja Gets "Happy" at Cannes Lions

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business
Andy Plesser

CANNES - Powerhouse media investment banker Terence Kawaja has both a booming M&A advisory practice in digital adtech along with growing visibilit...

Fall in Love With Someone Who Inspires You

Mo Seetubtim | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Mo Seetubtim

We need to be influenced to feel happiness and love, influenced to deeply care for someone other than ourselves, influenced to better ourselves while we better those around us.

This Is The Only Infectious Thing We Actually Want To Catch

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 06.25.2014 | Healthy Living

It's no secret that laughter is infectious. Fortunately, laughter may also make us healthier. That's because studies have shown the behavior is no...

A Letter to Myself

Tami Shaikh | Posted 06.23.2014 | Women
Tami Shaikh

Be who you are. Be proud of the crazy, clumsy, fun, sarcastic writer that you are. Love yourself; appreciate who you were made to be. There is no one quite as crazy as you. Enjoy your flaws instead of blaming them, become one with every cell in your body.

10 Ideas for a Simple, Healthy Summer

Amy Arndt | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Amy Arndt

What if we decided to make the summer of 2014 a simple, healthy one? Do you long to turn off the gadgets and make some great memories? Wouldn't it be nice to feel better by making some simple healthy choices?

Man Gives House to Homeless Family for Free

Brian Horn | Posted 06.17.2014 | Good News
Brian Horn

It started with one veteran. She had fought for our freedom and returned home a hero. But life doesn't always deal a fair hand to everyone so this veteran found herself homeless.

What If Your Performance Depended On Making People Smile?

Jeremy M. Simon | Posted 06.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeremy M. Simon

What if your class grade depended on making people smile? MBA students in Marketing Professor Raj Raghunathan's "Creativity and Leadership" class at The University of Texas at Austin recently put their ability to spread happiness to the test, as part of a project that involved "altruistic pranks" -- creative and unexpected acts of kindness directed toward strangers.

The Men Who Made Me Who I Am

Doug Zeigler | Posted 06.13.2014 | Parents
Doug Zeigler

I have no recollection of my biological father whatsoever. Without the few pictures of him I have, I wouldn't be able to even tell you what he looks like

Here's One Step To A Happy Marriage

Leigh Koechner | Posted 06.13.2014 | Weddings
Leigh Koechner

I want my home to be the place that is filled with love, support and laughter. So, when the disconnect is weighing heavier than the good stuff, it's time for a regroup, reboot, retreat, or in this case, a couple's workshop.

Are You My Soulmate?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 06.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Having relationship upsets and disappointments doesn't necessarily mean that we're a mismatch. These things happen, even in the best partnerships and they are not indicators that we're not meant to be together. They are part of the process. The real question has to do with whether or not each of us is willing to learn and grow ourselves into whole, loving human beings.

Happy in Syria? I Know What You're Thinking Right Now

Laila Alawa | Posted 06.04.2014 | Impact
Laila Alawa

The video opens up on smiling laughing children. It's your normal "Happy" video -- joining videos from America, Germany, Egypt and Australia, to name a few -- but there's a slight twist to it: The people in the video are Syrian.

It's Never Too Late to Have a Happy Marriage

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 05.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

But what exactly does working on your relationship really mean? Is it really true that the willingness to do "the work" is the critical factor in determining the quality of your relationships? And what exactly is the work that relationships require anyway?

Happy

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Religion
Jack Schimmelman

Dasha. Photo by Tania. Used with permission. If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution. So said Emma Goldman more than 100 year...

Happy Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 05.27.2014 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

I'm sure that like many people, the thought of looking at your credit may be a scary one but according to Happy Coach Keryl Pesce, "a funny thing happ...

The Greatest Gift That You Can Give Your Partner

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

When we no longer hold our partner responsible for the fulfillment of our needs, everything changes. This is easier said than done, but it is perhaps the single most important thing we can do to insure that our relationship will be mutually satisfying.

Getting Digitally Fit

Mark Fallows | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Fallows

Well-being sometimes requires us to switch-off to be switched on and relishing the wonder of the physical world necessitates turning off our virtual world. The digital world, if we choose, can inspire us, feed our curiosity and improve us. It's up to us. Maybe it's time to get digitally fit?

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...

Daily Meditation: What Makes You Happy

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.21.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Recreate Yourself

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Shayna A. Pitre

While the consequence of being authentic and great will not likely lead to exile or death in a civilized society, it may lead to rejection. We must ask ourselves, "is being authentic and great worth this rejection?

How Would You Describe Happiness?

Posted 05.15.2014 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Why "Happy" Makes Me Unhappy

DJ Louie XIV | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
DJ Louie XIV

Seriously, does anyone actually know how a room without a roof feels? Is that a "happy" feeling? I'm personally happy when my rooms have roofs.