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...
Don't Forget to Smile

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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...
Make Positivity a Priority

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Put Happiness on the Calendar

Positive Psychology

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...
IPPA conference in Florida this June
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Positive Psychology Experts, Adherents Gather for World Congress

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology scholars, students and practitioners will review the field's latest research and science-based applications at the Fourth World...
Does reading make us nicer?
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Does Reading Fiction Make Us Nicer?

Positive Psychology

Does reading fiction make us nicer people? Some studies say it increases compassion by making us make an empathetic leap.
Sir Anthony Seldon

Character and Well-Being

Positive Psychology

The president of the International Positive Education Netowork (IPEN), Sir Anthony Seldon has a new book about happiness and new ideas for how to...
The power of passion

The Power of Passion

Positive Psychology

From Billboard music charts to blockbuster films, popular culture perpetuates this notion that true love is an uncontrollable feeling of being “swept...

Want to Feel Happier?

Positive Psychology

Boosting your happiness is hard work. If you’re not careful, you can fall back into that negativity slump. Sharpening happiness skills takes practice...

Live Happy at the United Nations Happiness Panel

Positive Psychology

Live Happy COO and Co-Founder Deborah Heisz participated in a panel discussion of global well-being at the United Nations on March 20, the International Day of Happiness.
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8 Happiness Gurus You Need to Know About

Positive Psychology

“Happiness gurus” are seemingly everywhere these days. It’s easy to forget that this figure of the sage or visionary has been around in one form or...

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