Dont Let Life Happen to You

Don't Let Life Happen To You It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. - Marcus Aurelius (121-80 AD, Roman Emperor, Philosopher) It's hard to believe that we are nearing the end of another... Read More

Divining Your Life Path Number

The Life Path is determined by the sum that is arrived at after reducing your birth date by adding digits together. This number represents the traits and talents that you were born with and the probable journey you will take during your lifetime. In a way it represents what path... Read More

Helping Happiness Along

Happiness is worth helping along.The benefits of being a happy person are huge. We live longer, live healthier, and live more lively lives.Unfortunately, all but the most highly-evolved among us have our less-than-happy moments. Fortunately, we can do simple things to recapture a happy mood if we find ourselves lacking... Read More

The ABCs Of A Great Life: J Is For Joviality

Laughter, humor, a lighthearted sense of being - all of these are an important part of a well-balanced breakfast, er, life. Without humor, there is no hope. Without laughter, no love. And with a heavy heart, we live only a life of sadness and despair. Our ability to laugh at... Read More

Getting To The Root Of Unhappiness

Many people live in clutter, emotionally eat themselves into overweight, live in debt, hate their jobs and otherwise live unhappy lives, unable and seemingly unwilling to change. Why? What do these have in common? What is the core issue? Fear, or rather an absence of love. Fear, and not hate,... Read More

Happiness and the Single Person; Changing Myth Into Reality

Does the expression "single and happy" sound like an oxymoron to you? Are you weary of others (especially other singles) reinforcing the belief that singles cannot be happy? Do you find yourself always planning for the future or putting things off until you "are married and settled? Do you often... Read More

Achievement and Happiness the 80/20 Way

If there was ever a principle that was responsible for the most happiness and achievement in the world, it would be the 80/20 Principle.The 80/20 Principle or Pareto Principle was discovered in 1897 by an Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto while he was searching for patterns of wealth and income in... Read More

How To Be Outrageously Happy

You can be as happy as you want whenever you want. Zen masters have proven this - all you have to do is just "be" with whatever you have right now. Yeah, I know. Sitting on the floor contemplating your blank space may not be what you're after. Highly successful... Read More

Design Psychology: How Our Sensory Responses to Aromas Create Happy Homes

Our sense of smell elicits strong emotional reactions and triggers powerful memories, whether we're consciously aware of it or not.Scents and FeelingsOur olfactory system sends a chemical message about the scents around us through the limbic part of our brain, which is the oldest part of our brain. In seconds,... Read More

Design Psychology: How to Create Happy Homes Using Scents

Our sense of smell elicits strong emotional reactions and trigger powerful memories, whether we're consciously aware of it or not.Scents and FeelingsOur olfactory system sends a chemical message about the scents around us through the limbic part of our brain, which is the oldest part of our brain. In seconds,... Read More

In The News:


TIME

The One Word Key to Happiness
TIME
Ed Diener and Martin Seligman screened over 200 undergraduates for levels of happiness, and compared the upper 10% (the “extremely happy”) with the middle and bottom 10%. Extremely happy students experienced no greater number of objectively ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Four ways that money can buy happiness
Telegraph.co.uk
Princeton researchers charted the happiness of 1,000 people and found that emotional well-being increases in relation to salary raises - but only up to a point. After achieving an income of $75,000 (£50,000), money buys far smaller increases in happiness.


New York Times (blog)

Opinionator | Other People's Happiness
New York Times (blog)
On meds, for a couple of years, I understood baseline happiness — its defining characteristic is not needing to cry every seven minutes. Now, on 150 milligrams of bupropion (I started at 450), .625 milligrams of Lorazepam (I was once taking 1.5 ...


Six science-based ways that money actually CAN buy happiness
Washington Post
How much is happiness worth to you? Placing a price tag on emotional well-being may seem like a slippery slope, but scientists have a lot to say about the intersection between happiness and the money we spend. Will the emotional value of a $300 blouse ...

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Orlando Weekly (blog)

Taking Back Sunday show you what 'Happiness Is' at House of Blues
Orlando Weekly (blog)
Last year, Taking Back Sunday released Happiness Is, seeming to permanently seal the fan-acclaimed decision to return to the band's original lineup on 2011's self-titled album by standing the test of time to become a genuine revival. So if you loved ...


Online Behavior

Customer Happiness with Google Analytics & FanExam
Online Behavior
This is a great example on how we can sometimes jump at conclusions while analyzing data and assume that we are creating better user experiences on our online properties by simply "reducing pain" instead of "increasing happiness". And increased ...


The Atlantic

Weight Loss Doesn't Always Lead to Happiness
The Atlantic
To lose weight is to become happier. At least, this is the narrative voiced by countless health gurus, ubiquitous advertisements, and, sometimes, overly blunt friends and relatives. Americans buy in to the weight-loss game with billions of dollars a ...

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New York Times

Happiness Gap May Favor Liberals
New York Times
Conservatives are happier than liberals, or so decades of surveys that ask about life satisfaction would suggest. The existence of a so-called ideological happiness gap is so well established that recently social scientists have mostly tried to explain it.
Liberals might be happier than conservatives, even if conservatives say otherwiseWashington Post
Happiness: Conservatives Proclaim It, Liberals Display ItPacific Standard
Liberals are More Honest Than Conservatives When They SmileTIME
PsychCentral.com (blog) -Daily Pilot -WTSP 10 News
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PM to shorten 'Return to Happiness' speeches
The Nation
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday that his weekly televised speech would be shortened and that he will have his ministers pitch in. "I'm tired of speaking for hours. So from now on, I will reduce the duration of my 'Returning Happiness to ...
PM to shorten 'Return to happiness' speechesThaiVisa News

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Huffington Post

Happiness Is an Action
Huffington Post
We are barraged with facts and influences that attack our confidence. Peace of mind is not an opiate. It's an act of heroic self-love and dedicated concentration. But most of us have been conditioned to believe that happiness is an indulgence, like ...

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Are You Doing What You Love Each And Every Day?

It is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day... Read More

May the Budgie of Happiness Sit on Your Head

My grandmother, Mimi, was a great solitaire player. My family... Read More

Quick Steps On Being Happier

Want to be happier?Edward W. Smith, motivational speaker, author and... Read More

Many Blessings

"Reflect on your present blessings of which every man has... Read More

Increase Your Happiness - Look Forward With Hindsight

Six months ago you had trouble finding your keys and... Read More

In Pursuit of Happiness

In pursuit of happiness, what will we do as women?... Read More

Gratitude For Dummies

Yes, it might feel great to win the lottery. Money,... Read More

How To Be Happy

Happiness is a state of mind, so your state of... Read More

Acts of Kindness Benefit Everyone

Do you really want to be happy? Everyone says yes,... Read More

A Shortcut to Happiness -- Vote with Live 8

Did you see any of the Live 8 performances in... Read More

7 Things Happy People Know How To Do

Ever notice how some people just seem to be able... Read More

Common Scents For Emotional Well Being

Aromatics which include essential oils, perfume, centred candles and incense,... Read More

Maybe Money CAN Buy Happiness

Can money buy happiness? It's easy to say no, and... Read More

Uncover Emotional Secrets and Live a Happier Life

Can you remember a time when you became a little... Read More

The Personal Cost of Shyness

Has someone nearby been sending you emails rather than calling... Read More

Personal Alchemy, Turn Your Suffering into Gold

I am sure it is safe to say that each... Read More

10 Ideas to Jump Start Your Self-Confidence

To begin feeling that first spark of self-confidence within you,... Read More

Are You Doing What You Love?

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the... Read More

It?s Good to be Goofy

To paraphrase a saying my mother liked to use occasionally,... Read More

Got Play?

Passion Love Action You! Playing with your own divinity, spirit,... Read More

Tap Into Wellness - the Secret Self Help Tool Your Doctor Doesnt Want You To Know About

Everyone has issues with self esteem. It's no wonder then... Read More

Keeping You Confident!

We can all be confident when we are sure of... Read More

Getting Connected

"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise... Read More

Happiness Increases Longevity...Where Do We Find This Gift of Life?

According to U.S. research, you can add seven and a... Read More

Health and Medical Advice on the Internet: Use it Wisely to Overcome Illness and Find More Happiness

I've got a bit of a problem with depression and... Read More