Oxytocin Enhances Spirituality, New Study Says

Oxytocin has been dubbed the "love hormone" for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research from Duke University suggests the hormone may also support spirituality.

Sep 23

Categories: Happiness, Mindfulness, Spirituality


What Should You Choose: Time or Money?

Given the choice between more time or more money, which would you pick? For a beach vacation, you might pay more for a direct flight to gain a couple of extra hours getting sand between your toes. On the other hand, you might take a better-paying ...

Sep 20

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance


UCI study links selfies, happiness

Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine.

Sep 16

Categories: Happiness


The Golden Years - 5 Ways to Ensure a Happy and Healthy Retirement

After a lifetime of hard work, thousands of baby boomers are retiring in record numbers across the globe. Like any life transition, embarking on the transition from working life to retirement can be wrought with challenges and stressors, especially ...

Sep 14

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness


It's possible to learn to be more optimistic

Optimists have good reason to be optimistic – research tells us that their sunny outlook means that they are likely to live longer, healthier, happier lives compared with others who have a habit of seeing a darker future ahead. This has led ...

Sep 9

Categories: Happiness


Keeping the Fire burning: Sex Over Time

Most people in a romantic relationship yearn for a passionate sex life. At the beginning of the relationship - the heady honeymoon phase, the days of early elation - passionate sex usually comes easily. Alas, over time routine sets in with the wear ...

Sep 3

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage


Older people are Happier Year after year

Conventional notions have described aging as an ongoing process of physical and cognitive decline, with mental health mirroring the downward trend. However, a new study by researchers at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine ...

Aug 30

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...


Lowering your expectations can make you happier... but that doesn't ...

I took my Playbill. I found my seat. For nine months, I'd waited for it- the day printed on my ticket to see the hit Broadway show "Hamilton!"Just one thing slightly nagged at me: The pressure to love it as much as the massive fan base already ...

Aug 26

Categories: Happiness


Psychologists Reveals Science Behind A Fulfilling Single Life

Single people have richer social lives and more psychological growth than married people. According to psychologist Bella DePaulo, it is time for a more accurate portrayal of single people and single life - one that recognizes the real strengths and ...

Aug 23

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage


Why bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists, and other ...

The Olympics is a laboratory for testing the limits of human strength and endurance. But it serves as a laboratory for other types of experiments, too. One such experiment has been helping researchers to unlock the mystery of facial expressions. ...

Aug 17

Categories: Happiness


What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work

Creating a positive work environment sounds like a noble aspiration for both businesses and the people who work for them. No one ever says that they want to work in a negative environment, after all, or even in a blasé one. And yet, in late April, ...

Aug 6

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues


Is there a thin genetic line between happiness and depression?

Energy flows where attention goes," is a philosophy on well-being that resonates with individuals who are seeking positivity. Now, a new review suggests this is the case when it comes to happiness and depression. It seems the same genes that steer ...

Jul 20

Categories: Depression, Happiness


Happiness increases after consumption of fruit and vegetables, study ...

University of Warwick research indicates that eating more fruit and vegetables can substantially increase people’s later happiness levels.

Jul 11

Categories: Happiness, Health / Illness / Medical Issues


How To Make Peace With Something You Cannot Control

Being in control feels safe, but you can feel safe when you’re not in control too. The world is unpredictable and your power is limited, so feeling safe without control is a valuable skill.

Jun 9

Categories: Happiness, Stress Management


Alcohol can make you happier but not more satisfied

Research suggests people are momentarily happier when drinking alcohol - but that over longer periods, drinking more does not make them more satisfied with life.

May 5

Categories: Happiness