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How I Learned Finding My Own Happiness Was Better Than Finding A Relationship

BySarah Cole
It has taken me 29 years to realize my happiness is not contingent upon whether I am loved by someone. My happiness is only contingent upon whether or not I decide to be happy. I am a lover — a lover of people, ideas, experiences and that warm,…

5 Signs You're Getting By In Life By Faking Happiness

ByMitchell Hayward
In life, there are many ups and downs. We all experience emotionally driven rollercoasters in our lifetimes, whether they're breakups, deaths, losses of friendship or just a plain rejection. These times are always tough, and they often test our…

Inspiring Video Reveals Kids Value Happiness More Than Having Money

ByGillian Fuller
It's a question nearly as old as the human race itself: Does money or happiness matter more? As part of a petition to convince the folks at Merriam-Webster to update the official definition of “success,” researchers from Strayer University and…

Why Success Doesn’t Always Lead To Happiness

ByPaul Hudson
Success and happiness — what more can one strive for? The two seem to come almost hand in hand; if we can achieve one, we expect the other to come as almost a freebie. That may very well be the case, but not necessarily. The order in which either…

Why Your Constant Search For Happiness Is Actually Making You Unhappy

ByDan Scotti
According to Zhuang Zhou, an influential Chinese philosopher, “Happiness is the absence of striving for happiness.” If that's the case, I wonder how many people are genuinely happy. I mean, many of us wake up each morning and plan our days around…

Who Says Money Can't Buy Happiness?

ByJoseph Milord
"Money can't buy happiness," the old adage goes. But these days, co-authors Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton want to add "if you don't spend it wisely" to the saying. The two writers have collaborated to produce the book titled Happy Money: "The…

One Motivational Tweet Away From Happiness?

ByRachel Jablow
Clicking through pictures on Facebook and Instagram, I continually come face to face with "the happy couple," "the perfect children" or the most wildly, fun and exciting lifestyle. However, the common phrase heard amongst friends and colleagues is…

Happiness Isn't Found, It's Created

ByPaul Hudson
Happiness is elusive by nature, hiding itself from the masses. Many spend their entire lives searching for happiness and some are lucky enough to achieve a certain level of it. The reason why most have so much difficulty being happy is because most…

The Equation To Happiness (Apparently)

ByAlly Batista
What is it that makes you happy? Can you sometimes find yourself having difficulty finding the happiness that you need to keep yourself going throughout the day? A new study of subjective well being, which was printed in the Journal of Economic…

Be Present: Why Chasing Happiness Will Never Make You Happy

ByBreeana Ashkar
We’ve all found ourselves trapped in some sort of rut that makes us question our happiness. It’s common when you’re all of a sudden wondering whether you’re content with how things are working out in your life. Are you satisfied with your job? Did…

Why Happiness Is A State Of Mind

ByAshley Fern
What’s the one common goal everyone hopes to achieve during his or her lifetime? Let me guess: happiness. This is a tricky situation because happiness isn’t just one state of being; it’s a mentality. It’s the ability to take what life has given you…

Happiness Is In Your Hands: 4 Ways To Discover Your Path To Finding It

ByDeirdre McAndrew
Often, we allow for our happiness to depend on someone outside of ourselves: a significant other, a family member, a best friend. While these people can very well make us happy, this cannot be the sole form of goodness in our lives. We must find…

Why Success Is About Sacrifice, Not Finding Happiness

ByPaul Hudson
There's a difference between our wants and our goals — a difference that is incredibly important to reaching fulfillment. There's a general consensus on what people want most out of life. We want to work, but not too much. We want to have excitement…

Is Chasing Money Costing You Happiness?

ByAshley Stetts
I personally came from very modest beginnings. My parents were young, in love and working as restaurant servers when I came to be. I was never made to feel like we didn’t have money because we had enough. Sure, my parents divorced and that didn’t…

The Pursuit Of Happiness

ByEdward Mullen
We’ve all heard the phrase "the grass is always greener on the other side" —the idea that the neighbor’s lawn always looks better than yours from the opposing side of the fence. This phrase is often used more generally to describe our tendency to…

The Other Worthy Chases In Life: Why I Quit The Pursuit Of Happiness

ByAbby Rosmarin
“I have a long way to go before I reach happy,” she told me, talking about happiness as if it were an X on a map. We were sitting in my car, driving around and discussing the mess her ex left her with.  She saw her heartbreak like a gust of wind,…

Experts Revealed The One Thing You Need To Truly Be Happy

ByFrancesca Maximé
Do you whistle while you work? Or worry about your bills? Do you feel connected and secure? Or isolated and anxious? Whatever your response, where you live likely plays a big role in your answer, or, more specifically, which country you live…

I Traveled The World In Search Of Happiness And Came To This One Truth

ByLaura Nordberg
Happiness: You wish for it every year as you blow out the candles of your birthday cake. You swipe right on Tinder hoping to find it, fly halfway across the world to experience it and slave away at your cubicle in the name of it. You know you…

Yes Money Does Buy Happiness, But Only A Certain Kind

ByElissa Furlong
The legendary Coco Chanel once said:  The best things in life are free. The second best things are very, very expensive. Although at first glance it seems like a light hearted quote (and was probably intended to be), there’s actually a grain of…

Why Seeking Moments Of 'Awe' Will Change Your Life More Than Happiness

ByEric Fluckey
Emotions are powerful things. They're a defining characteristic of humanity, as well as the motivation behind our behaviors. You can't deny that the emotions like love, hate, happiness, jealousy and sadness drives us to behave the way we do. The…

The Reasons Why Happiness Is The Most Attractive Quality

ByPaul Hudson
When it comes to love, I believe that the general population has it backwards. Most people try to find love for the wrong reason: in order to be happy. This is why most relationships fail and why true love seems nothing more than a bad joke to most…

If You Have Any Of These 5 Habits You're Not Letting Yourself Be Truly Happy

ByTalia Koren
I'm sure you've heard that advice about "choosing" happiness. It sounds a little vague, right? But there's definitely truth to it. Not only do our choices influence happiness, but our habits do too. Happier people have habits, like being optimistic,…

The New American Dream: Can Success Bring us Happiness?

ByRachel Jablow
It was in Siem Reap, Cambodia, where I was volunteering as an English teacher for an NGO called Feeding Dreams, that I began to look at the American Dream differently. These children live in impoverished villages in the city's outskirts and receive…

How Losing Someone Can Teach Us The Importance Of Pursuing Happiness

ByCaroline Hughes
I lost my dad to cancer during my last semester of college. He was healthy, virtuous and happy. After it happened, I assumed that my previously blissful existence would be devastated forever. Anyone who has lost a parent or loved one can relate to…

What 'The Giving Tree' Can Teach You About Finding True Happiness

ByAlexandra Strausman
As young children, we are inclined to believe that no matter what -- no matter the battles and wars and people in our way -- our soulmates, our "one true love" exists at the other end of all of our bridges. He or she is waiting and knowing what we…

Why Chasing Happiness Is Not The Way To Attain Your Happiest Life

ByAlyssa Ho
Many of us find ourselves in the pursuit of happiness along our life journeys. The idea itself is somewhat promising, as it fills you with this sense of hope that around the corner, something wonderful awaits. But realistically, this is nothing more…

Why The Key To Holding On To Your Happiness Is Keeping It To Yourself

ByEmma Orlando
When something makes us happy, our natural instinct is to share it with everyone. Happiness is a great thing to show off, and posting about it online is the perfect way to make sure it’s validated. If others think we are happy, then we must be, and…

Meaningful Dating Vs Happiness Dating: How To Find Long-Lasting Love

ByAPH JNR
In this article, I will reveal to you the secret strategy for finding true and long-lasting love. You give me a couple minutes of your attention, and I will illuminate your past romantic mishaps in such a soft glow, they will come to look like a…

Does Money Equate To Happiness? How Consumption Has Made Us Naive

ByShadreck Sachikonye
Over the course of the last century or so, the world has enjoyed substantial and constant economic growth, due to better production methods, as well as significant technological progress. Consequently, we have seen increases in the level of per…

Science Says You Can Buy Your Happiness, But There's Just One Catch

BySean Levinson
Material gifts have been found to produce more prolonged happiness than joyous experiences. According to Daily Mail, researchers at the University of British Columbia gave one group of participants $20 to spend on either a material gift or an…

Why Money Can Buy You Happiness… If You're Spending It Right

ByAshley Stetts
It should be pretty apparent by the sheer number of sad rich people in the world that money does not, in fact, buy happiness. Those who are poorer may be likely to believe on some level that more money would allow them to be substantially happier,…

Why Staying On An Endless Pursuit Of Happiness Is Making You Miserable

ByVincent Carlos
Gary Keller, founder Keller Williams Realty, the largest real estate company by agent count, says if you ask people what they want in life, they'll probably tell you they want happiness. Happiness seems to be what most people demand and strive for…

Michelle Obama Has The Best Advice On How To Be Happy, So Here's How To Follow Her Lead

ByJulia Guerra
Some people just seem to have their lives totally put together; they’ve mastered work-life balance, they know what makes them tick, and they're totally in touch with their body’s needs. Michelle Obama seems to be one of those people. From the Senate…

The 'Happiness' Startup: Rules To Live By

ByGurbaksh Chahal
Happiness is elusive without balance. I learned that the hard way. As an entrepreneur, I’ve been fortunate to see financial success but that has little connection to genuine happiness. A famous writer once said, "Don't make money your goal. Instead,…

How Pursuing Our Own Happiness Is Actually Making Us More Depressed

ByGabi Garrett
I'm afraid to be happy because whenever I'm too happy, something bad always happens. – Charlie Brown With happiness being the latest buzzword, we're on the constant search to create completely worry-free lives. At times, we get so wrapped up in our…

7 Types Of Happiness You Need To Experience For Yourself Before Settling Down

ByMarisa Casciano
Girl, you're 20-something, so the dating scene might be on your mind. You've scrolled through social media and seen couples from high school start to get engaged, and watched enough sitcom wedding episodes to know that settling down could be right…

Recognizing The Glue Between Success And Happiness Is The Key To Life

ByBrandon Ochoa
When I started my website, I sought to help people accomplish their goals. I strongly believe that through personal development, you can achieve career success and through those together, you can find happiness. After writing about what steps people…

Keep It Simple: Happiness Lies In Simplicity

ByNora Moore
If you're looking for happiness, call off the search party. Chances are, it's right in front of you. The moment I began living my life for myself, rather than depending on external people or factors to bring me joy, I discovered true happiness.…

Choose Happiness: How Your Reactions Directly Affect Your Mood

ByKatie Berbert
Recently, I was talking to someone who told me he’s been in a good mood for the past 17 years. At first, I thought, 'How is that possible?' I’m generally a very positive person who is rarely in a bad mood, but things in everyday life do occasionally…

Science Says This Simple Switch In Perspective Can Make A Big Difference In Your Happiness

ByJulia Guerra
A wise person once said that happiness is a journey, not a destination. Well, no offense to them, but how long is this so-called “journey,” and how the heck am I supposed to know if I’m going the right way? Chances are, you and I are probably…

Why Happiness Is A Choice You Have To Make For Yourself, According To Experts

ByJulia Guerra
Change your mind, change your world — isn’t that how the mantra goes? I know myself, and I can vouch that, sometimes, all it takes is one happy thought to turn my frown upside down. Granted, I’ve generally been a happy-go-lucky person from the…

It Never Lasts Forever: Why Happiness Is A Temporary High Like Drugs

ByZara Barrie
Happiness is a temporary high. Like drugs. To think it’s a state we can exist in forever is to think it’s realistic to be high forever, with no comedown. Which isn’t the case. After all, what goes up must always come down, right? I used to strive to…

Brief Happiness: The Truth Behind Why We Want Instant Gratification

ByRachael Tulipano
The members of Generation-Y have the “gotta have it right now” mindset. Growing up with technology has made us dependent on the idea of always being connected. Information, entertainment and communication are only a click away all day, every…

This Simple Chart Explains How To Be Happier, So Save It To Your Desktop

ByJulia Guerra
Attention all: The key to absolute happiness has been uncovered and — surprise! — it’s on the internet (sort of). No, the key cannot be found on social media, nor will you discover it while spiraling down a rabbit hole of YouTube streams. The answer…

Why You'll Never Find True Happiness If You Don't Question Yourself

ByMax Karp
The first 18 years of life are a time to take everything in. We're encouraged to figure ourselves out. Elementary school, middle school and high school provide us with opportunities to "test the waters" in a variety of areas. Senior year of high…

10 Habits That Will Clear Your Mind And Cultivate Happiness

ByJoelle Nanula
People say, “Happiness starts from within.” Nothing could be more true. You can’t expect anyone or anything to give you the fulfillment you crave. You have to find that for yourself. But what if tackling your whole emotional well-being feels like…

This Video Unveils The Key To Happiness We Have All Been Looking For

ByRobert Gordon
Happiness is something everyone pursues in their lives, but the ways to attain happiness are not always clear. People try to amass monetary wealth, embark on philanthropic efforts, travel the world and take up hobbies all in an attempt to be happy.…

The Beautiful Connection Between Music, Health, Happiness And Efficiency

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Music makes everything better. It brings people together, and reminds them what a gift it is to be alive and breathing. Good music is like good food, it's just plain good. It doesn't matter where it originated, it's universally palatable. It…

'The Gold Standard: Rules To Rule By': Why Happiness Can't Buy Money

ByAri Gold
The following is excerpted from the novel, "The Gold Standard: Rules to Rule By," written by Ari Gold. Available now from Hachette Books. RULE #2: Happiness Can’t Buy Money “If you dance on a pole that don’t make you a ho.” — Usher Don’t waste time…

Power, Money, Happiness: Why You Can't Have All Three

ByGurbaksh Chahal
Our new generation has dramatically changed. The perception of what we desire to achieve overshadows our ultimate purpose. Some work the ranks of power, some chase money at all costs, and more importantly, some forget the true meaning of happiness:…