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via the Ladders by Marina Khidekel The relationships in our lives — whether with friends, family members, or romantic partners — are one of our richest sources of joy, meaning, and purpose. And when we take the time to invest in them by asking creative,...

via Eric Barker The World Health Organization says that Icelandic guys are the longest living men on the planet. They make it to 81.2-years-old, beating the world average by 13.2 years. But it’s not because of their lifestyle. Their obesity rates hover around the global average and...

via the Ladders by Christian Patterson Why is the pursuit of happiness such a challenging journey for some people? How can you improve your mood and positivity? Check out these three things Harvard scientists say you can do right now to shift to a more positive frame...

via Entrepreneur by Ayetekin Tank Everyone engages in self-talk sometimes. Take Scottish tennis pro Andy Murray, who despite his many titles has a well-documented habit of chewing himself out on the court. It’s easy to think there may be some value in the practice — if negative...

via Psychology Today by Susan Krauss Whitbourne KEY POINTS Happiness can have dysfunctional as well as functional effects on well-being.Irrational happiness beliefs include feeling that you should, must, and ought to be happy.Being convinced that you can fix the things that detract from your happiness can...

via The Atlantic by Arthur C Brooks The 2021 academy award for Best Picture—covering the prior year, when many of us were stuck at home—was awarded, ironically, to Nomadland, a film about a woman who has no permanent home. The movie follows Fern (Frances McDormand), a 60-something widow...

via FastCompany by Art Markman Over the past decade, it has become clearer to many that being “on” 24/7/365 is not a recipe for success. Discussions about work-life balance and the need to take vacations are signs that we understand that getting away from work is important for...

via Psychology Today by Jutta Joormann KEY POINTS Experiential diversity—going to new or different places and doing different things—can boost well-being, research suggests.A study using geotracking of participants found that on days when they went to a wider range of places, their positive emotions were higher.Increasing one's...