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via Science of Us by Melissa Dha One of the more annoying quirks of human psychology has a name: hedonic adaptation. It’s a term psychologists use to describe the way you get used to the things that once made you happy. Getting a long-sought-after promotion at...

via Science of Us by Susan David James Pennebaker, a distinguished professor at the University of Texas, got married right out of college in the early ‘70s. Three years after his marriage, he and his wife started to question their relationship, and Pennebaker, confused and unsettled,...

A psychologist’s advice on how changing your mindset can help you achieve happiness via BrightSide.me  It may seem pretty straightforward: either you’re happy or you’re not, and there’s nothing you can do to actually nudge yourself into this lovely state of mind. Well, as it turns out,...

Doing these two simple things can help you get motivated when you’re feeling stuck By Tina Gilbertson When your “get up and go” has “got up and left,” when there’s no more “pep” left in your step, sometimes the best thing you can do is just stop...

via the NewYorker by Will Storr Nearly two and a half millennia ago, Aristotle triggered a revolution in happiness. At the time, Greek philosophers were trying hard to define precisely what this state of being was. Some contended that it sprang from hedonism, the pursuit of...