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Happiness is at least partly about connecting and relating to others; so happiness is at least partly about socialising and spending time with friends and others. Social anxiety can make being with others difficult; so social anxiety can make happiness difficult! The good news, however, is that...

Happiness isn't just when things go right. Happiness is making the best of things when they go wrong. And happiness can be yours more often if you use the power of laughter...

To be really happy we should work to be happy at work. Happiness involves all aspects of life including our personal feelings, our relationships and our professional activities. So for more happiness, a more productive attitude to and at work will undoubtedly help; and if this is...

via Inc.com by Marcel Schwantes We've all heard this cliché growing up -- how "it's better to give than to receive." Whether you're gainfully employed, looking for work, retired, or living off an inheritance from your rich uncle, science says the very act of giving away your money leads to more happiness. But there's a...

via Forbes by Nancy Clark Starting out in rocket science and computer programming, if you would have told me then that there’s a science to happiness I would have laughed. And actually that would have made me a little happier (see #7). Today there’s solid research...

Happiness is not about living without stress. There's no such thing as a life without stress. Rather, happiness is about learning when stress is good; and managing stress when it's bad. And here's how you can do it...

Happiness is hard if you're constantly criticising yourself. Happiness doesn't necessarily require constant praise, but regular self-defeating thoughts can really undermine positive emotions and a positive life. So if you ever put yourself down, and we all do at times, here's how you can quiet that unhelpful...

via Psychology Today by Andrea Bonior Sometimes it feels like our culture has reached a saturation point in its focus on the pursuit of happiness: Thousands of books, blogs, and websites purport to help us get there, with techniques ranging from the empirically validated (exercise, mindfulness, gratitude) to the...

via the Ladders by Eric Barker “Older and wiser.” You’re on board with that, right? Sure. But what if I said “older and more joyful?” That probably doesn’t click in the same way. Physically, getting old sucks. From Happiness Is a Choice You Make: Lessons from a Year Among...

via Psychology Today by Wendy Patrick Of course, the best things in life are free.  Prioritizing faith, family, and friends; savoring health over wealth. But if you are going to spend money, can you buy happiness? This is an evergreen question answered differently depending on who you ask.  There is agreement, however, regarding the fact...