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Art Elevates

Sue Shanahan | Posted 08.29.2014 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

I had a vague sense that my talent is here to make the world a more beautiful place. But what's the use of beauty? It has no worth that can be measured or weighed.

The Best Water Workouts For Labor Day Weekend

Nora Tobin | Posted 08.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Nora Tobin

Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to experience everything summer has to offer. From family BBQs to naps on the beach, there's nothing quite like long balmy weekends. It's so beneficial for our mind and bodies to enjoy the great outdoors as much as possible. Incorporate water and exercise into the mix and you'll be feeling on top of the world.

Is the Pursuit of Happiness the Wrong Goal?

Donna Steinhorn | Posted 08.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Donna Steinhorn

Certainly perspective itself contributes to happiness. When we are confronted with someone else's tragedy we are often grateful for what we have in comparison. Or when we ourselves come through a crisis, even the worse for wear, we can be happy in our current improved state.

Deaf Singers Introduce Us To An Entirely New 'Happy' Dance

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact

A group of teenaged campers is proving you don't need to hear "Happy" to feel it. The ASL interpretation of Pharrell Williams' mega-hit song, filme...

Anna Almendrala

This Is What Happiness Looks Like, According To Scientists

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living

It turns out that the key to happiness can be summed up in a single formula: In plain English, it means that happiness depends on your expect...

Man's Best Friend

Anonymous Thank Yous | Posted 08.05.2014 | Good News
Anonymous Thank Yous

Yesterday I was on the last leg of a long trip home and was anxious to arrive at my final destination. About ten rows ahead of me was a toddler who ...

Our Italian Anniversary Trip: He Went for the Soccer, I Went for Sicily. What We Got Was the Surprise of a Lifetime

Denice Duff | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Denice Duff

While in Sicily something magical happened on one day, without any planning or use of technology... Just me, my husband and two bad photocopies of a picture of my great-grandmother and a street in her village, Sperlinga.

The State of Happiness: Are You There?

Melanie Young | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

You really don't need to achieve a thing to be truly happy, and life does not owe you anything. Life simple leases you some time on Earth to do what you want with it. You hold the keys that can free your mind, open your heart and unlock your happiness.

Are We Finding Happiness In What We Have?

Psychology Today | Robert Puff, Ph.D. | Posted 07.28.2014 | World

Our minds create many thoughts that can lead to our being unhappy. But, the key phrase here is, “our minds create.” The thoughts and beliefs tha...

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 08.27.2014 | 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 08.25.2014 | 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 08.23.2014 | 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 08.19.2014 | 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 08.17.2014 | 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 08.15.2014 | 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 08.13.2014 | 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 08.13.2014 | 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 08.06.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 07.28.2014 | 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?