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Pursuit of Happiness

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...

How the #100HappyDays Challenge Helped Me Thrive

Laurel Moll | Posted 10.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Laurel Moll

You can only take care of someone else as much as you take care of YOU. You can't serve others until you serve yourself, you can't love anyone else until you love yourself, and you certainly can't give what you don't have. It's just one of those universal truths.

Why Meaningfulness Matters More Than Happiness

Business Insider | Emily Esfahani Smith | Posted 10.23.2014 | World

"It is the very pursuit of happiness that thwarts happiness." In September 1942, Viktor Frankl, a prominent Jewish psychiatrist and neurologist in ...

The Connection Between Entrepreneurship And Happiness

Inc. | AJ Agrawal | Posted 10.21.2014 | World

We've all had those moments where time is frozen. Athletes describe it as being in the "zone." Some people describe it as perfect euphoria. In his boo...

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...

40 Little Decisions That Will Deeply Enrich Your Life

Thai Nguyen | Posted 10.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Image Credit: Pixabay. It's a blistering 30 degrees outside, Michael is walking down the street in shorts and a T-shirt. Many drive past, curious...

The Search for Happiness

Teri Biebel | Posted 09.24.2014 | Women
Teri Biebel

If you aren't happy, do something about it. Make the change. Take back that power. Don't just sit there and whine about it, do something. Because as Hallmark as it sounds, you are responsible for your own happiness.

Alanis Morissette: The Search For Happiness Is Doomed To Fail

OWN | Posted 09.23.2014 | OWN

If you ask most people what they want most in life, their answers will often center on the idea of finding happiness. If you ask Alanis Morissette, he...

10 Things That Rob Your Happiness

Thai Nguyen | Posted 09.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Thai Nguyen

Hindsight always haunts us: I could've, should've, would've. Indeed, when our loss of joy and happiness is preventable, the wounds take that little bit longer to heal. Here's to prevention being better than cure, and uncovering 10 culprits robbing your happiness.

8 Scientifically-Backed Ways To Feel Happier Right Now

Real Simple/Time | Lindsey Murray | Posted 10.16.2014 | World

The key to happiness is obviously a whole lot more complicated than simple addition (x+y=joy). But maybe a “happiness equation” isn’t such a far...

Anything Is Possible

Medium | Kevan Lee | Posted 08.29.2014 | World

You are capable of anything, amazing things, inspiring things, absolutely wondrous things. Life awaits for you. You are capable of anything, you...

How To Get Unstuck In An Unhappy Marriage In 10 Steps (Or: A Guide To Happiness)

Wendy Atterberry | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women
Wendy Atterberry

Can you pinpoint a time that you started feeling unhappy? What else was going on in your life? Can you think of a time that you WERE happy?

How To Rewire Your Brain For Greater Happiness

Fast Company | Jane Porter | Posted 08.28.2014 | World

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could hack into our own brains and rewire them to be happier? Science has shown we actually can thanks to a phenomen...

How This Woman Redefined Success After 50

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living

As we celebrate the last of the baby boomers turning 50 this year with our 50 over 50 series, we’re reminded: No matter how old you are it’s never...

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...

The Key Ingredients You Need To Be Happier

The Huffington Post | Sahaj Kohli | Posted 07.25.2014 | Healthy Living

We all want to be happy, and we all have different ways of trying to achieve happiness. But as it turns out, you might be going about it all wrong. ...

The Quest for Joy: It Isn't As Elusive As You Think

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 09.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Ritu_Sharma

Whether you're someone transitioning into a new phase of your life or someone just starting out on the career path after graduation day, "What would bring me joy?" is a question worth asking. And if down the road that joy starts to wane, be ready to ask again.

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, ...

Secrets About Life on Earth

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 08.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Kathleen Buckstaff

I was waiting to hear where I was going next. When the being in charge of revealing my destination said "EARTH," the other beings all around me oohed and ahhed at my good fortune. I recall feeling a deep sense of elation.

Should Happiness, More Than GDP, Define A Nation's Success?

CNN Money | Jeanne Sahadi | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

The drafters of the Declaration of Independence didn't really define "Happiness" when they cited the pursuit of it as an inalienable right. But in ...

How to Be Happy in Your Current Situation

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Is it wrong to just be happy in your current situation, even if it's not ideal? You are in charge of your own happiness. Let that sink in for a moment. Your happiness is not contingent on your job, your current boyfriend/girlfriend or the material things you own

What the News in the U.S. Gets Wrong About Denmark

Paul Gordon | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Paul Gordon

What the news in the U.S. tells you about Denmark's population being so happy truly is a load of crap, and the answers to fixing the broken U.S. social and financial system cannot be found there.

2 Surprising Reasons It Takes Balls to Be Happy

Tamara Star | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Happiness lives in the smallest of small things: the scent of the morning grass when the sprinkler first hits lawn against early light; happiness hangs out on the little hairs of your dog's ears back lit by sunlight; and happiness exists in the way a lover's arm feels heavy across your back as you struggle to claim your side of the bed.

Surprisingly Simple Ways To Discover What You're Truly Passionate About

Alicia T. Glenn | Posted 08.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Alicia T. Glenn

Only you truly know what you're passionate about. This may be a scary thought, but you hold the power of turning your dreams into a reality. It's a scary thought because there's no more relying on mommy and daddy to tell you what's right. This is all you. You hold the power to control your destiny.

Happiness: 6 Ways to Make You Happier

Marilyn Tam | Posted 07.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Marilyn Tam

Altruistic behavior helps others and yourself, too. Helping others enhances our self-esteem and sense of life purpose, both of which are key factors in increasing our happiness. Make a habit of being considerate and giving to others. It will reward you with an increased happiness set point.