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Wharton's Popular 'Success Course' Boosts Happiness

Kare Anderson | Posted 10.19.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

Those who made it into middle and old age as "happy" and "healthy" shared seven traits: mental adaptability to changes in life, advanced education, stable marriage, not smoking, not abusing alcohol, getting some exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight.

How Valuing Time Differently Makes You More Charitable: Report

CNN | Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact

(CNN) -- June 21 is the longest day of the year. Yes, from now on, we'll lose a few minutes of daylight each day. Before that panicked feeling of tim...

Francine LeFrak: The Case for Redefining Success

Francine LeFrak | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Francine LeFrak

You can touch someone's life by empowering them, and in turn, you are actually empowering yourself. There couldn't be a more perfect way to define well-being.

Will You Be Truly Happy If You Win the Lottery?

Don McNay | Posted 07.26.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Winning the lottery has not always been the ticket to paradise. But if people use the money wisely, for a purpose, and with financial security being their number one priority, it might allow them to get closer to that elusive dream of happiness.

Here's How You Can Buy Happiness, Sort Of

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 05.01.2012 | Money

Can money buy happiness? Yes, if you spend it on other people, says Michael Norton, an associate professor at Harvard Business School. (H/t Busines...

America's Staggering Inequality and Our Strong Preference for a Swedish Alternative

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

Most Americans realize that the U.S. has become more unequal over the past three decades or so. But it's unlikely that most Americans have a full grasp of the sheer magnitude of the change in the distribution of wealth since the end of the 1970.

The Psychology of Knock Offs: Why 'Faking It' Makes Us Feel (and Act) Like Phonies

Wray Herbert | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wray Herbert

That's why we buy knockoffs, isn't it? To polish our self-image--at half the price? But new research suggests that they may not work as magically as we'd like--and indeed may backfire.