March 2010

Smile Intensity in Photographs Predicts Longevity Ernest L. Abel, C.S. Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Wayne State University, 275 East Hancock, Detroit, MI 48201 E-mail: eabel@wayne.edu Emotions affect personalities and life outcomes by influencing how people think, behave, and interact with others (Izard, 1971). People...

Study says money only makes you happy if it makes you richer than your neighbours A study by researchers at the University of Warwick and Cardiff University has found that money only makes people happier if it improves their social rank. The researchers found that...

With a subtitle of "What if Freud was wrong?" I hope you enjoy this article from this morning's Happiness Institute eNewsletter...

Many of us realize the importance of a healthy diet and have started having 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day. There is profound evidence about its benefits to our physical health. If I now tell you there are also 5 easy daily practices...

Would you be happier if you spent more time discussing the state of the world and the meaning of life _ã” and less time talking about the weather? It may sound counterintuitive, but people who spend more of their day having deep discussions and less time...

Today I started another 3-day Executive Certificate in Positive Psychology Coaching course and as always, I find I'm learning as much as I'm teaching. Here are just a few lessons from Day 1...

"To live long and achieve happiness, cultivate the art of radiating happiness." - Malcolm Forbes "I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know; the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and...

A new study examined how dating relationships were affected by the ability of people to see themselves clearly and objectively, act in ways consistent with their beliefs, and interact honestly and truthfully with others. In other words, the ability to follow the words of William Shakespeare:...