• Top 10 Happiest Major Market Cities

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    Whether it’s family, finances or football, what makes Americans happy is literally all over the map.
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    After a challenging week at work, Saturday afternoon beckons—a stretch of free time to do with whatever you like. You want, reasonably enough, to...
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    Researchers have found that different types of happiness affect the human genome in dramatically different ways, with potentially big implications...
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Are You a Phone Snubber?


Get familiar with the concept of phubbing, or phone snubbing. It could be hurting your closest relationships.
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Happy Schools Make Happy Children


When positive psychology comes to the classroom, across the globe, students succeed and thrive.
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World Happiness Report Names Norway Happiest Country in 2017


According to the World Happiness Report, Norway edges out Denmark as World's Happiest Country in 2017. The United States drops one spot to No. 14.
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This Is Your Brain on Humor


Researchers have discovered that genuine laughter lights up multiple areas of the brain, and that's a good thing for our long-term health and...
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Which Kind of Goal Setter Are You?

Positive Psychology

Find out what happens when happiness experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan act as guinea pigs in their own goal-setting experiment.
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Is Facebook Making Us More Jealous?

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If you feel that spending time on social media has made you feel more envious of your friends, you are not alone. They've even coined a word for it:...
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Face Failure Head On With These 4 Essential Tools

Positive Psychology

If you live in fear of failure, you'll never take the risks necessary to achieve your true potential.
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4 Lessons That Will Shape the Future of Education

Positive Psychology

Experts in positive psychology share ideas that could change the future of education.
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How You Can Inspire Happiness in Others

Positive Psychology

Happiness researchers Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan discuss their upcoming PBS special, Inspire Happiness.
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The World Happiness Summit: What You Need to Know

Positive Psychology

Meet thought leaders in mindfulness and happiness at the first-ever World Happiness Summit in Miami this spring.



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