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Posted on 11 Feb

A number of studies show that the quality of our romantic relationships significantly predicts our happiness and health. Research also shows that, over time, marital satisfaction tends to decrease and that, sadly, 50% of US marriages end in divorce. However, this does not always have to be the case and many couples remain blissfully married through…Read More

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Posted on 28 Jan

Submerged in the responsibilities of life, the seriousness of world affairs, and an ever-growing to-do list, we often forget to PLAY. Animals, on the other hand, continue to play throughout their adult lives!  We may believe that play is somehow no longer appropriate or cast it aside as a frivolous waste of time. Research suggests, however, th…Read More

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Posted on 25 Dec

Positive experiences happen to us everyday yet we don’t always take full advantage of them. Have you ever noticed that it could be a great day (you had 8 hours of sleep, it’s the weekend, had a great conversation with a friend etc…) but that it takes just one harsh word from someone or one piece of bad news to ruin the day. Research by Shell…Read More

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Posted on 18 Dec

This year, give the most inexpensive and yet most precious gift there is: YOU. You may not think much of yourself as a gift and may not even feel you have much to give. However, research suggests this is not so. You are sitting on a treasure trove. Here’s how to capitalize on it:

Connect.

Connect, with anyone, with everyone, in any small …Read More

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Posted on 11 Dec

The Two Paths of Attention: Outward & Inward

What’s the difference between noticing the rapid beat of a popular song on the radio and noticing the rapid rate of your heart when you see your crush? Between noticing the smell of fresh baked bread and noticing that you’re out of breath? Both require attention. However, the direction of that atten…Read More

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Posted on 27 Nov

Are you highly self-critical? Do you beat yourself up over failures? Do you work too much and push too hard without giving yourself time to breathe? Do you feel the need to compete, outperform others, and move ahead of the pack? Do you live with shame or a sense of not being good enough? We live in a society that regularly sends us the message to…Read More

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Posted on 21 Nov

If we have a roof above our head, food to eat, are educated enough to read this article and have access to a computer and the internet, we have received more opportunities, material goods, and education than most of the world’s population. However, burdened with the problems that we inevitably face in life, we often fail to remember the bless…Read More

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Posted on 12 Nov

Here’s the science behind creating a chain reaction of goodness

Though economists and grumps have long argued to the contrary, many spiritual traditions teach us that, at our core, we are loving, generous, and kind. Recent research confirms this idea. Michael Tomasello and other scientists at the prestigious Max Planck Institute have found tha…Read More

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Posted on 06 Nov

Ever feel that stress makes you more cranky, hot-headed or irritable? For men in particular, we think of stress as generating testosterone-fueled aggression – thus instances of road rage, or the need to “blow off steam” after work with a trip to the gym or a bar. On the other hand, in circumstances of extreme stress such as during natu…Read More

Compassion and service may be the best kept secret to happiness

Posted on 05 Nov

Marketing executives want us to believe that happiness lies in a product that will taste delicious, magically fill our bank accounts, or transform us into a supermodel that looks not a day past 20. Our social norms promise that happiness will lie in status, accomplishments, relationships, and possessions. We are always on the lookout for the ne…Read More

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