Articles about Happiness

Advice

10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

10 rules to stop chasing the things that you think will make you happy, and start realizing that your peace and happiness are entirely up to you.

News

Survey: Americans reach a record level of unhappiness

If you're feeling gloomy at work, don't think that it's just you. According to the annual Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index, Americans are currently more unhappy than they have been in a decade.

Inspiration

Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim shows us why enjoying the moment can make you more successful

Olympic athletes spend years of practice preparing for their one big moment. Under this pressure, you may think that the best way forward is to be serious to stay focused. Studies have shown otherwise, and for Olympic gold medalist Chloe Kim broadcasting her food cravings to 189,000 followers helps ease her nerves.

Advice

Secrets of success from people who love, love, LOVE their jobs

For those who have struggled to nail down their passion and motivations, ‘falling in love’ with work can seem as impossible as snagging Prince Charming. Luckily, these talented professionals have landed in a career they adore and have shared their tips for success, right in time for Valentine’s Day.

Studies

Your paycheck may not matter to a date, but your debt does

When you first start dating someone, you're evaluating them for compatibility with your values, searching for clues for where their interests meet yours. Two new surveys have found that how much our dates earn is not a concern, but whether or not they are in debt definitely does.

Advice

Ancient wisdom reveals 4 rituals that will make you happy

Learn from the Stoics — turns out they knew a thing or two — and try these 4 rituals for a happier life.

Advice

How to fall back in love with your career

As we inch closer to Valentine’s Day, there’s so much pressure to be publicly in love. If you stop to think about it, one of the most important relationships in your life is with your career. So, how can you fall back in love with the job you spend nearly every day of your life working at or thinking about?

Advice

4 ways to add more meaning to your day, life & career

When your enthusiasm flags and every day feels as blah as the one that came before, how can you find ways to add meaning to your day, much less your life or career?

Productivity

8 paradoxical habits of wildly successful people

Most wildly successful people are complex — so complex that many of their defining qualities are paradoxical. Rather than an “either/or” set of static characteristics, they’re more likely to demonstrate both and that's a key to their success.

Email

3 things to do when your boss constantly sends late-night and weekend emails

When your boss constantly sends emails late into the night and all weekend, it can seriously affect your stress and productivity levels. Here's how to handle it.

Productivity

Changing these 4 beliefs will make you surprisingly happy

Getting over these four commonly held irrational beliefs will make you much happier.

Advice

Happiness hack: One ritual that made me much happier

For maximum happiness, friendships need to be maintained by actually physical proximity, not social media.

Advice

Here’s how to be less anxious while waiting to hear back about a job

Waiting to hear back after a job interview can be an excruciating exercise in anxiety. To be less anxious about the wait, change your outlook.

Happiness

3 ways to tell if your relationship is ruining your career

Giving your best both at work and in love is a tough task for most people, and it's a big reason why work/life balance continues to be a pressing topic for many professionals. Is your relationship hurting your career?

Science of Work

Study: Your partner’s cell phone use might be dragging down your career

A new study has found that a spouse's cell phone use at home can lead to a lower sense of job performance and career satisfaction for their partner.

Sleep

When you fail at counting sheep, try this word game to fall asleep

if you still can't sleep after counting sheep, try this sleep trick backed by cognitive science on how to purposefully scramble your thoughts using a word game until you can fall asleep.

Inspiration

Oprah Winfrey’s 9 best pieces of career advice

Winfrey has had a lifetime to build her wisdom. As a daytime talk show host, Winfrey became a pioneer in making a career out of giving confessional advice. Here's a roundup of her best career lessons.

Office Life

7 fool-proof ways to stay positive in a toxic workplace

There’s a lot we need to do as a culture to improve the workplace, and while generally speaking the workplace at large is moving in a more empathetic, positive direction, toxic environments still exist. So what can you do to remain positive if you find yourself in this type of situation?

Management

Study: This is why negative feedback so often backfires — and how to do better

New research finds that when workers hear criticism, they rarely take it to heart. Instead, they seek out people who will tell them they're great. Here's how to do better.

Advice

Seven things deeply intuitive people do differently

If you want to make better decisions in life, you’d do well to brush up on your intuition skills. Learn from those who have the habit.

Productivity

How to quit bad habits without willpower: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Understand what’s really driving your behavior and you can really fix your life. Three secrets from neuroscience can help.

Networking

How to make people like you: 6 science-based conversation hacks

So you want to know how to make people like you? It’s easier than you think. Here are six research-backed conversation hacks that will get things off on the right foot.

Productivity

4 things that will make you more motivated, happy, and creative at work

Nothing is more motivating than progress in meaningful work and nothing more taxing than setbacks. Here's how to do it better.

Advice

Top 6 secrets to making emotionally intelligent friendships

How do you increase emotional intimacy and build emotionally intelligent friendships? It comes down to six steps. Let’s get to it.

Health

5 ways to beat the winter blues in your office

Many people suffer from seasonal depression, especially where days become shorter and temperatures drop below freezing. Here's how to beat the winter blues.