Techniques for a clear and happy mind

On an average day we have around 50,000 thoughts and 12,000 internal conversations. A busy mind can be detrimental to your happiness. It leads to clutter, mistakes being made and opportunities being lost, not to mention stressed individuals with a ...

Jan 27

Categories: Happiness, Mindfulness

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5 Reasons Giving Thanks Can Improve Your Life

If you're older than 9, it's hard to resist the urge to roll your eyes when someone at the Thanksgiving table suggests, "Let's all go around the room and share what we're thankful for!" It's a pretty corny holiday ritual you mostly do to keep your ...

Dec 17

Categories: Happiness

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Why do friendly people usually lead happier lives?

You are what you see and what you choose

Dec 16

Categories: Friendships, Happiness

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An Equation for Happiness?

It’s no secret that the level of personal happiness isn’t directly linked to the material things in life. This is well illustrated by the fact that this year, the crown of the happiest nation in the world went to Panama, according to the Gallup ...

Nov 24

Categories: Happiness

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Ways to boost your hapiness

We all experience emotional highs throughout our lives -- with a job promotion, on our wedding day, with the birth of a child. But these moments only yield temporary feelings of elation, and experts say that they alone are not enough to achieve true ...

Sep 25

Categories: Happiness

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Liking Work Really Matters

WE have all had to work on tasks we detest: Calculus homework, for example, is boring and hard. As soon as we start, we feel mentally exhausted, and the quality of our work suffers. Now imagine you are an aspiring architect. Learning how calculus ...

Sep 19

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Perceived control over setbacks promotes persistence

What makes people decide whether to persist or to give up on their goals in the face of setbacks? New research published online in the Cell Press journal Neuron reveals that when people perceive themselves as having control over the setbacks they ...

Sep 9

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Self-Confidence, ...

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Everyday experiences may bring us unexpected joy in the future

Doing the housework or chatting with a work colleague over lunch are unlikely to be events you go out of your way to capture as a memory. But a new study suggests such everyday experiences that we overlook may bring us pleasure in the future.

Sep 8

Categories: Happiness

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Reacting to Personal Setbacks: Do You Bounce Back or Give Up?

Rutgers researchers find the ability to persist may depend on how the news is delivered.

Sep 6

Categories: Happiness, Self-Confidence, Self-Esteem, Self-Love

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Older adults who volunteer are more likely to be happier and ...

Older adults who stay active by volunteering are getting more out of it than just an altruistic feeling - they are receiving a health boost!

Sep 4

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Health / Illness / ...

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Deep and meaningful relationships can help you thrive

Deep and meaningful relationships play a vital role in overall well-being. Past research has shown that individuals with supportive and rewarding relationships have better mental health, higher levels of subjective well-being and lower rates of ...

Sep 3

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Relationships & ...

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Making new friends through expressions of gratitude

Parents have long told their children to mind their Ps and Qs, and remember to say thank you. Now the evidence is in on why it matters.

Sep 3

Categories: Friendships, Happiness

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Plants in offices make workers happier, more productive

Staff working in offices designed to be lean and devoid of greenery, are happier and more productive when those environments are enriched with plants, say researchers who conducted the largest field study of its kind.

Sep 2

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Workplace Issues

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A Tiny Good Deed Can Go a Long Way

You already know the "secret" to happiness: Do something nice for someone else. Now, some new research takes that idea one step further, finding that getting more specific about the random act of kindness you're planning can actually end up making ...

Aug 27

Categories: Happiness

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Could relationship history hinder your chance of a happy marriage?

"There are plenty more fish in the sea" - a saying that many of us may have heard, particularly when coming out of a relationship. But a new study finds that the more fish we catch, the less likely we are to end up in a happy marriage.

Aug 25

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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