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Within positive psychology, there has for many years now been a debate about whether happiness is pleasure or meaning.  Personally, I think turning any debate into a dichotomy is not very helpful and especially in this instance because I believe, and I believe the research supports...

Real happiness is about more than just fun and pleasure.  Real happiness is at least partly about living a life with meaning and purpose.  Which is why the 5 great questions in this article will help you create more happiness by helping you determine your purpose...

Is happiness pleasure or purpose?  Is it both?  Fun and pleasure and positive emotions like happiness are vitally important for thriving and flourishing.  But so too are meaning and purpose, without which happiness can be shallow and short lived.  Here at The Happiness Institute we very much believe that...

I know it's Friday and so you're probably all happy at work anyway but most of us would like to enjoy more happiness at work, more days of the week.  And do you know what?  It's possible. Distinctly possible.  For some it might meaning changing jobs but for...

Happiness is much more than just pleasure and hedonism; it's certainly not selfishness and the individual pursuit of success and more.  REAL happiness does involve pleasure, there's no doubt about it, but REAL happiness also includes using your strengths to fully engage in and with life,...