4 Easy Habits to make yourself Happier in Life

Happiness is more than just a feeling; it is something we can all practise on a daily basis. But people are better at some 'happy habits' than others. In fact, the one habit that corresponds most closely with us being satisfied with our lives ...

Mar 10

Categories: Happiness, Self-Love

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The paradox of choice

Psychologist Barry Schwartz has an ...

Feb 28

Categories: Happiness

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A Happy Life May Not Be a Meaningful Life

Psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl once wrote, “Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.” For most people, feeling happy and finding life meaningful are both important and related ...

Feb 28

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

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What Makes Older People Happy?

Every year, my husband and I wonder what kind of birthday gift to give his dad, now 86 years old. We know very well what Mel would really enjoy: a weeklong visit with us and our children, with lots of time spent eating out in comfortable ...

Feb 21

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness

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Be Happier: Spend More Money on Others

Psychologists Elizabeth Dunn and Lara Aknin, along with Michael Norton of Harvard Business School, report that the benefits of helping others "are evident in givers old and young in countries around the world, and extend to not only subjective ...

Feb 14

Categories: Happiness

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How being happy changes your personality

Outgoing, conscientious, friendly people who are open to new experiences tend to be happier than those who are more shy, unadventurous, neurotic and unfriendly. It's easy to imagine why this might be so. Barely studied before now, however, is the ...

Feb 10

Categories: Happiness

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10 Easy Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science

Happiness is so interesting, because we all have different ideas about what it is and how to get it. So naturally we are obsessed with it. I would love to be happier, as I'm sure most people would, so I thought it would be interesting to find some ...

Feb 5

Categories: Happiness, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Meditation, Workplace ...

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What's the difference between a happy life and a meaningful one?

For some it's lying on a sun-drenched beach sipping sangria, for others it's wallowing in a cosy cocoon munching on chocolate and playing video games. Many people will admit that these or other immediate indulgences are what makes them happy. And ...

Dec 17

Categories: Happiness

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Economic development can only buy happiness up to a ‘sweet spot’ ...

Economists have shed light on the vexed question of whether economic development can buy happiness – and it seems that life satisfaction actually dips among people living in the wealthiest countries. Politicians are intensely interested in the ...

Dec 2

Categories: Happiness

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The secrets of the world's happiest cities

Two bodyguards trotted behind Enrique Peñalosa, their pistols jostling in holsters. There was nothing remarkable about that, given his profession – and his locale. Peñalosa was a politician on yet another campaign, and this was Bogotá, a city ...

Nov 26

Categories: Happiness

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Dalai Lama's guide to happiness

This video looks at 'Buddhism and Happiness', as we ask are they a match made in heaven or something else?

Nov 25

Categories: Happiness

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Five ways money can buy you happiness

You have probably heard and maybe even embrace the idea that money can’t buy happiness. I’ve said so myself numerous times. But behavioral scientists and researchers Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton argue this is not exactly true. Money, if ...

Oct 9

Categories: Happiness

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The meanings of life

Parents often say: ‘I just want my children to be happy.’ It is unusual to hear: ‘I just want my children’s lives to be meaningful,’ yet that’s what most of us seem to want for ourselves. We fear meaninglessness. We fret about the ...

Oct 7

Categories: Happiness

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Researcher found where pleasant memories are stored

Where do you go for a tasty bite and where the food is not so good? Where are you likely to meet an attractive partner and where you risk damage to your health? For every person - but also for animals - the information about pleasant and unpleasant ...

Oct 4

Categories: Happiness

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The Pursuit of Hopefulness in Entertainment Media

Has a movie or TV show ever left you feeling happy or uplifted about your own life? Entertainment media provides a wealth of emotionally evocative content, but relatively little attention has been paid to the subject of media creating positive ...

Sep 24

Categories: Happiness

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