Positive Psychology

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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...
  • Make Positivity a Priority

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    With so much time and research devoted to what it takes to be happy, it would seem that pursuing happiness should be easier than ever. Yet not...
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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

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Meet thought leaders in mindfulness and happiness at the first-ever World Happiness Summit in Miami this spring.
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Face Down Any Challenge With These 3 Key Pieces of Advice

Positive Psychology

Happiness experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan explain how to address a challenge head-on with three basic strategies.

The Power of Grit

Positive Psychology

Live Happy science editor Paula Felps spoke with Angela Duckworth, the leading authority on grit.
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10 Top Positive Psychology Courses You Can Take Online

Positive Psychology

Learn about the science of happiness from top scholars by taking one of these online courses.
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Move Beyond the Problem

Positive Psychology

To increase well-being, happiness experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan explain how to stop ruminating on the negative and find solutions instead.
5 Ways to Flourish

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5 Ways to Flourish

Positive Psychology

Incorporate these five pillars of happiness into your life to truly flourish.
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Don't Forget to Smile [Video]

Positive Psychology

Smiles are universally human; they are built right into our DNA. Check out this charming video from happiness expert Tal Ben-Shahar and our partners...
The End of Bullying?

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The End of Bullying?

Positive Psychology

Bullying is a systemic problem in American schools. Positive psychologists, along with some incredibly inspiring teens, are shining a new light on...



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