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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…

A New Study Revealed One Major Lifestyle Factor That Helps You Live Longer

ByJulia Guerra
What if I were to tell you that putting a smile on your face would not only make the world a better place, but potentially prolong your lifespan, too? A new study suggests happiness helps you live longer, and let me tell you, I must have been ahead…

A Celebrity Life Coach Says This One Change In Your Routine Will Make You Happier & I'm Down

ByJordan Bissell
A few weeks ago, I dug up a diary that I'd started when I was about 10 years old. As I flipped through the sparkly gel pen (remember those days?) pages, I felt guilty that I had only kept up the practice sporadically as I got older. Besides…

Demi Lovato Asks Herself This One Question When People Body-Shame Her & It’s Everything

ByAnnakeara Stinson
It can't be easy to live in the public eye, especially in a time when anyone with an internet connection can comment anonymously about everything you do. And if you're a woman in the spotlight, this often means being scrutinized for what you look…

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…

How To Tell The Fear Of Being Happy Is Holding You Back In Life, According To Experts

ByAnnakeara Stinson
To actually fear things that are going well in your life seems sort of counterintuitive, doesn't it? You have every resource to succeed and feel your best, and yet, something's stopping you. Whether you're avoiding exciting opportunities when they…

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…

How You Show Happiness When You Get Good News, Based On Your Zodiac Sign

ByAnnakeara Stinson
Getting good news can be just as overwhelming as getting, well, not so good news. I don't know about you, but sometimes, my reaction to hearing that I got something I wanted (or hey, getting something I didn't even know I wanted) can range from…

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…

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…

8 Hygge Coffee Mugs Under $20 To Help You Sip Your Way To Happiness This Winter

ByCaroline Burke
In the dead of winter, the best thing you can do is lock your doors, curl up under the covers, and have a series of hygge weekends so cozy and luxurious that you almost forget the weather forecast calls for negative degrees. Hygge, the Danish term…

8 Things To Throw Away For Better Health & More Happiness In 2018

ByAnnakeara Stinson
It's new year's resolution month! The beginning of the year is here, which means we're all making changes in the name of self-improvement. So many people have plans to weave new fitness routines or wellness habits into their lives, but TBH, carrying…

New Study Says Money Can Buy You Happiness, But There's A Bit Of A Catch

ByAnnakeara Stinson
According to The Beatles, money can't buy you love. But according to new research, money might just be able to buy you happiness. But wait just a minute before you go to the casino and try to win your way to a happier life. The study, which was…

Science Says Sexting Someone Every Day Is The Key To A Happy Sex Life

ByCandice Jalili
I'm an awkward person, so needless to say, the whole "sexting" thing feels a little unnatural to me. Just trying to seriously draft one of those raunchy texts seems awkward enough, let alone trying to get naked and do a sexy pose for them. The whole…

11 Ways To Find Happiness In Your 20s, No Matter What Life Throws At You

ByAlexa Mellardo
No matter where you're at in life, one thing will always stay true: You're the master of your own happiness. So take the steering wheel, and cruise on into the sunset, because it's a beauty. Life is too damn short to waste any time or energy on the…

The 5 Things In Life That Have The Most Control Over Your Happiness

ByMelissa Chu
Overload has become the norm. Every single day, we're barraged with copious amounts of information. We're told how we should spend our time, what we should eat and where we should go. While we search endlessly for the answer, we usually end up where…

Why You Need To Be Selfish If You're Ever Going To Be Happy

ByKatina Mountanos
Oddly enough, we've been taught putting yourself first is selfish. We've been conditioned to believe focusing on "doing you" means you're failing at other things. So, almost three months into my first adult job, I thought I would have to give up my…

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…

The Reason You Hate Your Job Has Everything To Do With Your Sex Life, Science Says

ByJamie LeeLo
If you hate your job and spend the workday feeling unmotivated, then listen up, babe, because it might have nothing to do with your shitty boss and a lot more to do with your shitty sex life. I'll say this a thousand times if I have to: Good sex…

5 Simple Ways You Can Rewire Your Brain To Be Happier, According To Science

ByRosey Baker
We could all use a little more happiness in our lives, right? I mean, I have two dogs that surround me with love every day, and I still find myself complaining about how "shitty" my life is. The truth is, my life is great, and things are good. But,…

How To Manage Your Expectations So You Find Happiness In Life

Bymichelle cadieux
Reality came crashing down hard and fast. I walked out of school with a diploma in hand, ready to assimilate into the real world. But no one was handing me that dream job on a platter. I was living in my parents basement barely making minimum…

Things You Do Every Day That Can Chip Away At Your Overall Happiness

ByGreg Kushnick
The problem with 2017 is, there are now more ways than ever for your happiness to come under attack. The good news is, all it takes is a little planning and foresight to protect your mental health from the dangers of our ever-evolving reality. I've…

Why The Secret To Your Happiness Is Just Learning To Let Things Go

ByPaula
Life: It's one of those things we don't think about, kind of like breathing. We just wake up, day in and day out, make plans per usual, go to school or work and try to make time for the things that matter. All is well until one day, shit hits the…

14 Tiny Things To Do Each Morning To Boost Your Happiness For The Whole Day

ByAlexandra Mullane
Around this time of year, the winter doldrums come into play. Many people (including myself) struggle to get out of bed because of the cold.  Netflix has just released an awesome November lineup for movies, and with holiday movies showing up on…

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,…

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…

Why Your Ability To Be Present Will Always Affect Your Happiness

ByRebecca Jones
For me, living in the moment in today's world is extremely difficult. I miss the days when I would play alone for hours while my older sisters watched "MTV Spring Break," fawning over "TRL" VJ Tyrese. I miss the days when I'd pretend my playset was…

6 Ways To Make Happiness A Natural Part Of Your Life

BySean
So many people think they key to finding happiness is by attaching it to something. The way they live their life is based on material things, certain life events or people that come in and out of our lives. If you never take the time to learn how to…

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 Only Way I Could Find Happiness Was By Breaking My Own Heart First

ByAmanda
Once again, I found myself hidden under my big fluffy comforter, unable to stop the tears from falling. To anyone who didn't know better, it would seem as though my heart was broken, and I was grieving. In a way, this was the case, but it was not…

How Social Media Affects Your Happiness, As Told By A Therapist

ByLeigh Weingus
In case you haven't heard, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. For that reason, we're spending the entire week talking about ways to get happier -- whether it's through meditation, yoga or healing your broken heart. Naturally, I had to consult a…

5 Things Moms Should Do To Maintain Their Happiness When Life Gets Busy

ByLacey Anderson Hill
It never happens all at once. The things in life that steal our free time and assume our focus stack up to the point of being all-consuming. At least, that's how it happened with me. I've always prided myself on being able to multitask and tackle…

Why Blaming Others Could Be The Reason You're Not Finding Happiness

ByKailyn Bowman
How often do we ask ourselves the question, “Why did that have to happen to me?” It would seem we've become accustomed to believing that what happens to us is never our fault. In fact, it's life's fault. If not life, it's our neighbor, our friend or…

Be Careful! Turns Out Feeling Too Much Happiness Can Literally Kill You

ByCandice Jalili
I am fortunate enough to have lead a good life filled with lots and lots of good days. One of those good days was my 20th birthday. I had a FANTASTIC 20th birthday. It wasn't just a party — it was an entire weekend (my birthday happens to fall on…

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…

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…

Little Kid Cries Tears Of Happiness Reuniting With His Lost Dog (Video)

ByKate Ryan
Very few situations in this world make me cry. Perfect example: I didn't cry at the end of "The Notebook," I laughed. But even sociopaths like me will find reason to tear up at the sight of one little boy in Lubbock, Texas, reuniting with his dog…

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…

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…

Loving Yourself Is Important, But There's Another Way To Find Happiness

ByEmily Williams
I'm tired of people, articles, TV shows and my mom saying, “You have to love yourself.” Hello, people. I do love myself. I graduated from college, got a job, have friends and do fun stuff. I'm happy and healthy. Some days, I think I'm the greatest…

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…

Why Shortcuts In Life Will Never Lead To Long-Term Happiness

ByHeather Boette
We've heard countless people tell us, "Life's about the journey, not the destination." It's become such a redundant and overlooked phrase that it's now just another clichéd life lesson. However, despite our fast-paced society, this phrase holds such…

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…

8 Ways To Maximize Your Happiness And Keep Burnout At Bay

ByJames Swanwick
Most of us love a cold beer or glass of wine with friends and family during downtime. We like to stay up late, eat great food and catch up. In moderation, it makes us feel good. It's part of our culture. But what happens physically and mentally when…

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…

5 Ways Expressing Daily Gratitude Is The Key To Finding Happiness

ByPaul Travis
Life is kind like when Alice fell down the rabbit hole: a thrilling adventure. We search for our way through the unknown and end up getting lost in a big crazy world. During the time Alice spent in Wonderland, her main goal was to find her way to…

Why Our Happiness Is Derived From Desire, Not Achievement

ByAyan Chaudhury
Sometimes, I think the ultimate happiness is to fantasize about something without owning it. When you own something, it will never have the same value as before you owned it. The contentment is volatile. No matter whether it's a special toy, a game…

In Praise Of Melancholy: Why We Should Stop Seeking Total Happiness

ByLucy Farrington-Smith
Yesterday, instead of spending my day all cozy, under the sheets with Netflix and no makeup, I spent it crying. I wept and blubbered uncontrollably like a tree caught in a fierce gale. Shivering and reckless, I cried uncontrollably. It was an…

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…

Why Settling For Temporary Happiness Only Hurts You In The Long Run

ByCassie Bluemner
I’m 23 years old, and I can count more than 23 instances when I chose to settle. Not one of those instances allowed me to be happy. The fact is, every single time I choose to settle, I give up on myself and throw away any hope to attain what I truly…