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Pursuit of Happiness

Secrets About Life on Earth

Kathleen Buckstaff | Posted 07.01.2014 | 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 06.23.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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 06.05.2014 | 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 05.27.2014 | 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.

From WunWun to Postmates, Can You Order Happiness On Demand?

Mona Patel | Posted 07.02.2014 | Technology
Mona Patel

DVRs, video-on-demand services, prostitutes, infomercials and fast food companies -- what do these things have in common? They have mastered the art and science of manifesting desire and delivering what people want, when they want it.

7 Unexpected Things That Can Make You Happy

Hervé Larren | Posted 06.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Hervé Larren

"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are so fundamental to our well-being that our forefathers included these values in the Declaration of Independence. So, shouldn't it be obvious how to achieve that third value, happiness? Not in my experience.

3 Ways You Zap Happiness (And How To Get It Back)

meQuilibrium | Posted 05.27.2014 | Healthy Living

Happiness is an approach to life. It's a mindset that, sure, includes moments of glee, but is really about responding to those ups and downs and diagonals with a commitment to health. When you pair an attitude of happiness with the skills of resilience, you can keep from being dragged down by everyday stressors, giving you a better shot at staying buoyant.

The Simple Secret to a Happy Life

Gigi G. | Posted 05.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Gigi G.

So I have been offline for a bit because life has been speeding by. It's funny how life can sometimes do that. And then one day, in just one moment, s...

Everything You Need To Know About Happiness, According To Song Lyrics

Posted 03.09.2014 | Healthy Living

Achieving happiness is one of our greatest aims as human beings, and we'll spend the majority of our lives working to pursue it in some form or anothe...

Why We Should Start Embracing Simplicity

Gail Brenner, Ph.D. | Posted 05.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Gail Brenner, Ph.D.

Without mental noise filling your awareness, you will make an important discovery. Peace is here. Presence is possible. You can be fully alive in your awesome life.

11 Ways to Emotionally Thrive

Tamara Star | Posted 04.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

Life can feel like an emotional roller coaster if we let it, but remembering that we have more control over our inner landscape than we realize-help...

This Is What Happiness Looks Like Around The World

Posted 02.06.2014 | 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...

What's in a Day?

Jeremy Shure | Posted 03.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Jeremy Shure

By asking these questions, I'm pushed to put dreams and hopes into my daily routine, and I'm motivated to make sure that passivity is non-existent to anything I'm doing today. There are a few rules that I follow to ensure that this daily practice is executed as best as possible.

One Woman's Secret For Happiness

Shannon Bradley-Colleary | Posted 03.18.2014 | Women
Shannon Bradley-Colleary

Sometimes it seems as if we humans are destroying ourselves as fast as we can, but mostly I'm amazed by how we've evolved from Neanderthalls to make room in our lives for more than mere animal survival. That we contemplate and pursue supercilious (yet vital) things such as beauty and grace.

The Link Between Reality And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living

How do you define happiness -- and is it realistic? Each one of us has a different idea of what it means to be happy. For some, it's solace in a wa...

Our Happiness Is Our Responsiblity

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Mike Ghouse

Success is not necessarily driving a Mercedes, having a luxury home, yacht, or making over a six-figure income. It is not about doing better than your friends, classmates, siblings or parents either. Success is rather living the life you want to live with or without things.

WATCH: Should Countries Prioritize Measuring Happiness?

Posted 12.16.2013 | Healthy Living

The government surveys our income, spending and housing, but what about happiness? According to some experts, many societies have outgrown these more ...

Eggnog for Exhausted Moms: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Sleep

Karen Brody | Posted 02.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Brody

Today I use yoga nidra meditation to manage my current stage of life: technology overload, parental overwhelm, and fatigue from all the doing.

Welcome to the Pity Party

Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux | Posted 02.11.2014 | Black Voices
Amy “Aimstar” Andrieux

I suppose one should always aim to do the work that they're most passionate about. But when you're an overachiever like me, in an arena where your wo...

10 Things That Every Happy Black Woman Knows

Kara Stevens | Posted 02.03.2014 | Black Voices
Kara Stevens

4. The "Strong Black Woman" does not exist. As far as I am concerned, being strong for the sake of being strong is for the birds. No black woman is made of brick and no black woman will always have it all together.

Drawing Circles: Finding Meaning and Progress in Simple Things

Dr. Richard Palmquist | Posted 02.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Richard Palmquist

We are, each one of us, drawing circles by the process of our lives. We are born, take our first breath and then begin the process of taking from the environment and then transforming our talents, abilities and resources into a circle of created things.

How to Bounce Back When Life Falls Apart

Tamara Star | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Tamara Star

When life unravels, we're all that seed needing to trust that the darkness we're residing in temporarily, will in the end move us towards our next fertile direction.