Articles about Happiness

According to Science

How many different types of smiles are there?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that counting the different types of smile would be straightforward. It’s anything but. The total number of different types of smile is frequently debated.

Work-Life Balance

4 modern-day tips to help you balance work life and home life

Here are a handful of modern-day tips that will help you go a step further in balancing your work life and home life. The end goal; maximize time and minimize stress in all areas of life.

The Whole Human

Goals don’t replace systems  – and vice versa

People who claim that setting goals are a bad thing are out of their minds. They probably set some goals in the past, failed, and never set a goal again.

News

These are the 10 places in the U.S. where people live the longest

Though plastic surgery, exercise, staying out of the sun and eating certain foods, can help us fend off the appearance of aging for as long as possible, eventually it will come for us. Unless we find some kind of Benjamin Button type machine or make a deal with a witch like Jane Fonda clearly did, we are out of luck.

Mental Health

Wake up, sleepy heads! Morning people lower their risk of depression

Before you hit the snooze button again, read this: there's increasing evidence that morning birds get ahead of night owls. If you wake up earlier, you might be happier, weigh less, and you may even be more likely to sleep better. And now we know that being a morning person could even help you feel less depressed.

Work-Life Balance

Forget early retirement – people who saved enough say a ‘mini retirement’ is just as rewarding

Early retirement isn't always feasible for some people. Instead of an early retirement or end-of-career retirement, they opt for a mini-retirement, a series of meaningful respites away from their job.

The Whole Human

11 powerful habits of truly happy people

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure—a decadent meal, a favorite book, or a relaxing day on the beach. These pleasures do bring happiness, but only temporarily. Recent studies have shown that true happiness, or life satisfaction, works a bit differently.

Inspiration

How picking up dog food became my most life-changing event

It hit me. Like a Grand Piano getting dropped on my head (Zombieland Style), I looked at myself and asked a simple question … “Is this what you were born to do?”

News

Study: Our smiles and frowns do not actually reflect our feelings

Before you go reading too much into your boss's face for clues, know this — that smile or frown doesn't actually mean what you think it means. Research finds that our facial expressions are our tools to telegraph our intentions or goals.

Father's Day

Twitter captures the #FunnyThingsDadsSay

Father's Day is this weekend, and Twitter users had a lot to say this week about all the funny things they've heard from their dads.

The Whole Human

How to design a lucky life for yourself

None of this is foolproof, and there’s no real way to completely eliminate the role of chance in our lives. The best we can do is take bits and pieces of tried and tested ideas to better make sense of things and to better influence the end outcome.

Travel

These are the 20 best trips to take if you have work burnout

If you can somehow find the time to get a week or two or even a few days to really check out and go somewhere you should consider one of the destinations on TripAdvisor's "Most Blissful Destinations For Wellness Travel." 

Father's Day

The powerful lesson my dad taught me without even trying

Have you wondered what makes you who you are? I have. Here is my story. I had wanted to write this for long, never knew how it would fall out. That is the risk of writing about something close to your heart — my dad. Here we go.

Work-Life Balance

3 career habits that helped Walt Disney launch the company that is now worth $156 billion

Walt Disney approached his job with craftsmanship — and there are a few lessons that everyone can learn from. While creating boundaries between your work life and home life is important, you should approach work as if it's part of your life and not something separate. Find something you want to incorporate into your identity.

The Whole Human

How to manage your mood

So how do you avoid staying in a bad mood, caused by external things? And how do you even generate a good mood? Let’s discuss those two challenges.

The Whole Human

How to avoid jealousy and envy from poisoning your life

Do you see what you have? Or simply pay attention to what other people have, achieve or the recognition they get? That’s how envy and jealousy get into your life — rather than appreciating the water around you; they bring out the worst in you.

Salary

Study: Those who work out regularly make $25,000 more per year than people who don’t

Well if this isn't motivation to get to a gym after work, then what is? A new study, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of fitness app Freeletics that surveyed 1,000 people who regularly exercise and 1,000 people who sometimes or never exercise found that the gym rats can make as much as $25,000 on average than people who never exercise.

Personal Finance

12 high-paying side jobs you can do in your free time

If you’re looking to earn some extra money, gain experience in a new field or industry, fill some free time, or find a summer gig, side jobs can fill all of these wishes.

Work-Life Balance

Maternity mojo: Boosting your career during maternity leave

So, how can you stay engaged with your work life, while looking after your newborn? We have worked with the wellbeing experts to make sure you don’t lose sight of your professional self while on maternity leave.

Networking

The simple approach to powerful networking conversations

“When Ali spoke to you, he made it seem as if you were the only one in the room.” Even a small action can make a very big impact when networking.

Health

Sitting at work is killing you: Here’s how to take a stand

Sitting all day wreaks havoc with your body and has been shown to increase your rate of early death by anywhere from 12-40%.

Productivity

5 ways to cope with endless transit delays on your commute

It's one thing to get caught up in transit delays on your commute once in a while, but what happens when this becomes an everyday-of-the-workweek kind of thing? Here's what to do when you've had it up to here with public transportation to and from work.

Job search

Want a full-time remote job with benefits? Follow your favorite bloggers

Remote work is highly desirable for the flexibility it offers employees. But if freelancing or running a business isn’t for you, what’s a smart way to find a full-time job, with a salary and benefits, that lets you work from home or wherever you want?

Office Life

7 golden rules to get the most out of your meetings

They’re an essential part of business life, but if you’re not careful, your meetings might simply be good for only one thing – zapping precious time.

Communication

How to create a funny – and appropriate – Out of Office email response

But before you copy/paste your traditional message, career experts challenge professionals to be a tad more creative with your OOO. Try these tips on matching your excitement for your getaway with your email the next time you head off on an adventure.