Articles about Happiness

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.

Productivity

6 toxic thoughts successful people quarantine

How you think about your feelings plays an all-important role in success. It can both spur you forward to achieve your goals and hold you back.

Productivity

This brain hack will help you attract good luck

CEOs, professional athletes, professors, and more are using this method to reach a state of 'flow consciousness.' Here’s what it is and how to get there.

Productivity

This is how to be productive without being miserable: 8 proven secrets

You can be more productive without turning into a robot. Here are the 8 secrets to get you there.

New Year

The guide to tying up professional loose ends before the new year

As the end of the year nears, you might spend some time over the holidays thinking about what you want to do for your career in the next 12 months.

Advice

Three ways to stop creeping burnout

If you go about your day every single day without break or change in your routine, chances are good that burnout is just waiting to creep up on you.

Productivity

Here’s why chasing fun will help your career

if you don’t play you become boring. It's time to chase fun. Here is a guide to help you reinvigorate your life and get it back on the fun track.

Advice

This is how to worry productively

Here's the science of how to manage your inner worrywart and use it as a productive force for good. Just follow these tips.

Productivity

Five things that will make you much happier

Understanding the impact of gratitude and touch on the brain are among the ways to increase happiness.

Health

How people living in cold countries survive the depths of long winters

So go outside or head indoors, and change your preconceived attitudes about winter. Weather should not hold you back from becoming your best self.

Productivity

10 ways ridiculously successful people think differently

You can study how ridiculously successful people think and incorporate their approach into your repertoire.

Office Life

How to survive an office party as an introvert

For introverts, the thought of having to attend an office party and engage in small talk with our coworkers is an exhausting performance.