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    Playing with your yard may sound like an odd way to fight the moodiness of winter, but studies suggest that even just a glimpse of trees, shrubs and...
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    Red is activiating and makes you hungry. Blue is calming. And using your favorite colors in your accessories and your home can brighten up your life.
Top 10 States to Retire Happy

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Top 10 States for Aging Happy


Since we are all living longer, it’s important to wake up every day in a place that makes us happy. In its ongoing series, State of American Well-...
7 Tips for Improving Your Daily Commute


7 Ideas to Reboot Your Commute


Ideally, we would wake up each morning and take a leisurely stroll to the office, but most of us have to travel some distance to work. Find out how...
Stan Lee's Superhero Skills


If Stan Lee Could Have Any Superpower ...


Comic book legend Stan Lee is a mastermind behind some of the greatest superheroes of all time, from Spider-Man to Iron Man to Ant Man. Live Happy...
Top 3 Reasons to Travel With Your Kids


Top 3 Reasons to Travel With Your Kids


If you didn't travel with your own parents, you may be reluctant to start the tradition. But the rewards of taking your kids with you on trips—...
Transformative Travel

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Transformative Travel


Altruism boosts happiness. Traveling not only increases happiness but also opens our horizons to new cultures and ideas. Combine the two and you’ve...
Get your kicks on Route 66

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You Can Still Get Your Kicks on Route 66


If you’re thinking about embarking on that great American road trip this summer, why not plan to motor west? Route 66, the fabled and storied road...
33 Ideas for Happy Travels

33 Ideas for Happy Travels


Whether you are leaving on a jet plane or off to a weekend getaway, taking regular trips can be beneficial for your mental and physical well-being...
Alanis Morissette Enjoys the Moment

Alanis Morissette Savors the Moment


Singer-songwriter, mother and mindfulness maven Alanis Morissette discusses her rise to fame, how she managed to ground herself after the release of...
5 Tips for a Stress-Free Wedding Day
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5 Expert Tips for a Stress-Free Wedding Day


Weddings should be joyful, but for brides, stress often comes with the territory. Consult this list to stay cool under pressure, and be fully present...
Alex from Orange is the New Black has her own story to tell
Laura Prepon plays Alex Vause (Cleary Wolters) in Orange is the New Black (Getty Images)

Real-Life Alex from "Orange is the New Black" Has a New Book Out


"Alex" from "Orange is the New Black" is in fact Cleary Wolters of Cincinnatti, Ohio. She has reinvented herself as a professional writer, and she...


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