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8 ways to bust a bad mood

2014-10-14 15:31

Being sensitive and empathetic to others can also leave you susceptible to negativity and the bad moods of those around you. Here is how to fend off a bad mood.

Can money ever equate happiness?

2014-10-08 13:06

This blogger questions the logic of work and motivation as we know it.

You CAN be happy as a single parent family

2014-10-03 14:54

Being a single parent can be difficult but that doesn't mean you can't be happy.

I used to abuse myself

2014-08-01 00:00

Sometimes the most abusive relationship you can be in is the one you're in with yourself.

Bicycling the 'happiest' form of transport

2014-06-04 14:27

A study found that people are in the best mood while they are bicycling, compared to any other mode of transportation.

When last did you dance naked in front of your pets?

2014-05-07 15:23

There are things every one of us should do at least once a year – if only to remind ourselves that we are alive.

When last did you dance naked in front of your pets?

2014-04-16 16:39

There are things every one of us should do at least once a year – if only to remind ourselves that we are alive. Remember who you used to be, get a good babysitter

Happy humans know their rights

2014-03-21 05:00

Read more about the rights every human is entitled to in this fun infographic.

Clap along and be happy

2014-03-20 11:01

Numerous studies have found that people who feel positive about life tend to live longer and enjoy better health than their unhappy peers.

You don't have to have deadlines

2014-03-11 13:30

… at least not when it comes to discovering who you are and where you ought to be, says blogger Dylan Balkind.

Wake up! It's time for change

2014-02-20 16:30

Living a purposeful life is something many of us covet but only a few can achieve.

There's a science to being happy

2014-02-07 10:37

Both biology and psychology contribute to your mood. If you think you could be happier, check out this infographic.

Emotions trigger consistent bodily sensations

2014-01-02 16:25

Emotions adjust our mental and also bodily states to cope with the challenges detected in the environment. Researchers reveal how emotions are experienced in the body.

More money may lead to more disappointment

2013-11-29 06:54

Global data indicates there is actually a limit to how much money can boost life satisfaction.

Don't worry, be happy

2013-11-14 09:48

Feeling negative, stressed and depressed? You can blame it on our ancestors, says Rick Hanson in the book Hardwiring Happiness, and shows how we can all cultivate happiness by simply thinking differently.

Be instantly happier

2013-10-31 14:08

New research shows that finding bliss is surprisingly easy – if you know where to look for it.

When last did you dance naked in front of your pets?

2013-10-31 14:08

There are things every one of us should do at least once a year – if only to remind ourselves that we are alive. Remember who you used to be, get a good babysitter

10 ways to be a positive person

2013-09-19 09:45

Want to have a more optimistic outlook on life? Start by celebrating your life and changing the way you think.

Friend or foe?

2013-08-30 16:56

So is this new friendship of yours going to work out, or is it going to be a disaster?

Facebook habits affect happiness

2013-08-15 08:49

Research shows that Facebook has been associated with a decrease in life satisfaction among young adults.

Different types of happiness

2013-08-01 10:31

Different routes to happiness have varying effects on your genes and your health, according to a new study.

Outgoing people lead happier lives

2013-07-18 13:42

Research has shown that young adults, who are more outgoing or more emotionally stable, are happier in later life.

Unconditional love or money?

2013-07-08 00:00

Be honest... would you prefer being worshipped? Or is a man with a sizable wallet even better?

30 minutes to a fitter you

2013-03-19 17:04

Only 30 minutes of exercise per day can make you much, much happier. Here's how to do it.

 

You CAN be happy as a single parent family

2014-10-10 10:22

Being a single parent can be hard but you don't have to be unhappy.

You CAN be happy as a single parent family

2014-10-06 09:23

Being a single parent can be difficult but that doesn't mean you can't be happy.

Large number of schizophrenics report happiness

2014-08-20 12:03

Nearly half of people with schizophrenia, one of the most severe forms of mental illness, claim that they are happy all or most of the time.

10 surefire ways to be happier

2014-06-05 16:45

Elders have great advice on how to get truly happy.

Time outdoors boosts kids' connection with nature

2014-05-15 12:19

A study found that children who spend more time outdoors have a greater connection with nature and feel happier and more peaceful.

I finally love myself

2014-04-29 10:30

Sometimes the most abusive relationship you can be in is the one you're in with yourself.

'Life experiences' make us happier than possessions

2014-04-03 13:48

A study indicates that 'life experiences' make people happier than material goods, but that they still perceive material items as 'better value'.

Have a laugh on Happiness Day

2014-03-20 11:16

It's International Day of Happiness. Yes, really. Here's more about the healing power of laughter.

You don't have to have deadlines

2014-03-18 10:12

… at least not when it comes to discovering who you are and where you ought to be, says blogger Dylan Balkind.

When last did you dance naked in front of your pets?

2014-02-21 14:30

There are things every one of us should do at least once a year – if only to remind ourselves that we are alive. Remember who you used to be, get a good babysitter

Wake up! It's time for change

2014-02-19 15:39

Living a purposeful life is something many of us covet but only a few can achieve.

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The science of happiness

2014-02-06 14:50

Happiness means different things to each of us, but biology and psychology reveal a lot of factors that contribute to our overall mood. Check out this infographic to learn more.

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Parents no happier than childless couples

2014-01-14 13:45

A study suggests that middle-aged parents in the US living with younger children are no more satisfied or happy than childless people.

More money may lead to more disappointment

2013-12-02 11:00

Global data indicates there is actually a limit to how much money can boost life satisfaction.

Listen to your gut for a happy marriage

2013-11-29 06:17

Study found newlyweds' semi-conscious attitudes determined future bliss more than conscious thoughts.

14 ways to live a happy life

2013-11-12 12:45

Happiness is not a destination... it's a way of life.

Find your happy place

2013-10-31 14:08

Your happiness level isn't set in stone, and it's a myth that you're either born naturally happy or you aren't, says Sonja Lyubomirsky, author of The How of Happiness.

People make us happy, not things

2013-10-08 15:30

A Swedish study suggests that our collective picture of what makes us happy is more about relationships, and less about things.

21 things good friends do

2013-08-30 17:00

There are things good friends do that make them have many friends. What are these things? Could you be increasing your circle of friends by changing your behaviour?

Cell phones used to measure happiness

2013-08-26 09:19

Researchers are developing ways to use mobile phones to explore how one’s environment influences one’s sense of well-being.

Different types of happiness

2013-08-01 15:52

Different routes to happiness have varying effects on your genes and your health, according to a new study.

Happiness affects human genome

2013-07-30 12:54

Your happiness affects your genes. Researchers from UCLA and the University of North Carolina examined how positive psychology impacts human gene expression.

Be instantly happier

2013-07-10 12:55

New research shows that finding bliss is surprisingly easy – if you know where to look for it.

Getting more sex than friends makes people happy

2013-04-19 08:03

A hefty chunk of your happiness may depend on whether you believe you're having as much sex as your peers are, new research suggests.

You don't have to have deadlines

2013-03-08 00:00

… at least not when it comes to discovering who you are and where you ought to be, says blogger Dylan Balkind.

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