Chris Libby

Chris Libby is the Section Editor at Live Happy magazine.

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Dean Karnazes running an ultramarathon.
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Dean Karnazes Goes the Extra Mile

Globe-trotting utramarathoner finds happiness in the journey.
Finding Happiness in People
Castle Hills Elementary school kids spelling out "happy"
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Happy News of the Week

Don't despair, happiness is out there.
Mother and Daughters Picking up Trash

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Volunteer Match

Resources to help you find your way to make a difference
Youth Soccer Team, Positive Coaching

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Be a Positive Coach

Using interventions from positive psychology may provide better results in youth sports.
Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas put everything into their art.

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A Passion to Create

Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas put everything into their art.
David A. Sadler with his free hugs campaign.

Free Hugs Campaign Spreads Trust and Affection

Alabama man who puts blind faith in humanity is rewarded with love.
young people donating items

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A Great Day to Be Kind

Pay It Forward author Catherine Ryan Hyde reminds us that being a good human is a year-round job.
Sunday suppers with Rev Run

Dinner With Rev Run

The rapper and family man loves to bring people together over food.
Man dreaming of retirement

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Make a Happiness Plan for Retirement

Add meaning and purpose to the mix when your working days have ended.
Tia Mowry-Hardrict in "I Insist!" video for FluMist Quadrivalent

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Tia Mowry Insists on Healthy Living

Keeping her family healthy and happy is priority No. 1
The Final Countdown
Kirobo Mini can fit in the palm of your hand.

The Kirobo Mini can carry on conversations as well as respond to emotions. Photo courtesy of Toyota Motor Company. 

Driving Happiness

Carmakers look to emotional intelligence for a safer, happier ride.
Happy older woman

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How to Be Happy at 90

The results of this study on happiness and longevity will surprise you.
Drawing of a comedian telling jokes.
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Find Your Funny Bone

Your sense of humor is an essential skill for getting through life.
Illuminate Film Festival
Woman with steaming cup of cocoa
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3 Mindful Habits to Manage Your Holiday Time

Practice these techniques to fill your minutes with meaning.
Boats on Beach

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Why March Madness Makes Us So Happy

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Why March Madness Makes Us So Happy

Psychology show us that people love to root for the underdog.
GLOW star Britney Young; Netflix

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The Empowered Britney Young

GLOW star reminds us that anything is possible with self-acceptance and grit.
Eric Hutchinson saves up on happiness

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Note to Self

Singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson saves up happiness for a rainy day.
Comedian Yakov Smirnoff
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Yakov Smirnoff Is Bringing Laughter Back

The actor/comedian believes humor is the key to any relationship.
Stan Lee's Superhero Skills

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If Stan Lee Could Have Any Superpower ...

We talk to the comic book legend to find out what makes a real hero in his eyes.
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Tackle Work Stress With These Practical Tips

Use these techniques to find your zen zone on the job.
2013-2014 drawing in sand on beach
Laura Benanti living happy

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Laura Benanti Gets the Right Kind of Attention

The Broadway and television star shares her secrets for living happy.
Finding Happiness
What can Cubs fans teach us about happiness?

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Winning Isn't Everything

What can Cubs fans teach us about happiness?
Actor Echo Kellum

Echo Kellum Treats Life as a Gift

The actor and comedian is happy making other people laugh.
Top 10 States to Retire Happy

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Top 10 States for Aging Happy

Hang your hammock here for happy golden years.
Mindful Running
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Get Into Mindful Running

Start your day with movement for the mind, body and sole.
Top 10 Happiest Major Market Cities

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Americans Set Record High for Engagement at Work

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Americans Set Record High for Engagement at Work

Yet billions in revenue are still lost due to untapped productivity.
women working out in gym together

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What Motivates You?

UPenn, 24 Hour Fitness team up to figure out our best exercise habits.
The Give-Back Pack

The Give-Back Pack

These bags pack a lot more than school supplies.
Two young women eating cotton candy.
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13 Easy Ways to Boost Your Well-Being

Good mental maintenance can help balance your emotions.
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The History of Smiley

Where did that awesome happy face come from, anyway?
Lonely No More

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4 Ways to Beat Loneliness

Staying connected with others could add years to your life.
Bank of America embraces the social benefits of mentoring

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Nurturing the Future

Bank of America embraces the social benefits of mentoring
Lorraine Toussaint's Everyday Happiness

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Lorraine Toussaint's Everyday Happiness

The "Orange Is the New Black" star revels in positivity on- and off-screen.
Actor Jake Busey likes being a good neighbor.

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Jake Busey Lends a Helping Hand

Film/TV actor likes being a good neighbor.
Caroline Hirsch, comedy doyenne

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Still Laughing

The Queen of Comedy takes life one joke at a time
Cute kida celebrating International Day of Happiness

Oh Happy Day

Visitors to Live Happy Walls around the world share acts and thoughts of kindness.
The End of Bullying?

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The End of Bullying?

Positive psychologists feel that lasting solutions may be on the horizon.
Naples

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Naples Residents Are Happiest, Healthiest

Recent Gallup-Sharecare report shows this Florida region is tops again for well-being.
Adam Shell and Nicholas Kraft in Valencia, CA

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Happy Trails

Two filmmakers on a mission to find the happiest people in America
Happiest College Students on Campus

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Who Has the Happiest College Students on Campus?

The Princeton Review ranks the happiest universities in the United States.
alone woman sitting next to her lover's empty chair

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The Virtual Gratitude Visit

Learn how to thank someone who is no longer here.
Man and woman running together

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Runner Approved

4 apps to keep you moving and motivated.
People walking in the park.
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Happiness Is a Walk in the Park

Health and well-being may be just around the corner.
Leaders Make Moves Toward Mindfulness
Masters of Mindfulness

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Mindfulness in the Classroom

Stress-relief techniques create real-life superpowers for students.
Jim Carrey wearing sunglasses

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Jim Carrey on a Roll

Actor's new children's book makes waves among younger set
Illustration of woman writing in gratitude journal.

4 Gratitude Rituals to Increase Kindness and Joy

Use these proven techniques to give thanks this season.
Happy teenager in bed at home with tablet.

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What’s Keeping Your Teens Up at Night?

More than 50 percent of parents blame electronic devices for sleep loss.

And the Happiest State in the Nation Is …

We explain the surprising answer.
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Keep Stress in Check With WellBe

New wearable tech takes your emotional measurements around the clock.
Goals ... What Goals?
Finding Happiness
Man with horse

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The Healing Horse

Equine therapy helps veterans overcome PTSD
Actress Jillian Rose Reed

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Jillian Rose Reed Is Happily Connected

The MTV star makes sure friends always know how to reach her.
Snowfall's Angela Lewis

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Angela Lewis Finds Happiness in Love

Connecting with others brings Snowfall actress joy.
Fort Worth Blue Zones kickoff party
Woman canoodling with her dog.
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Buy Yourself Free Time to Find Happiness

New study says money can buy happiness, if used for time-saving services.
Holiday Traditions Around the World

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How Do You Spell 'Santa' in Swedish?

Around the world, different cultures celebrate the holidays in unique ways.
Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung

The Singing Life

Mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung’s passions take her around the world.
Holly Robinson-Peete and RJ Peete

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Finding Strength in Adversity

Holly Robinson-Peete and family are driven to help those in need
Woman stretching her arms out in nature.
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5 Tips to Transform Your Life in 2017

Make a fresh start in every realm, from food to finance to fitness.
Adopt Shelter Dog

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Adopt a New Best Friend This Month

World-renowned trainer Jeff Franklin shares tips for rescuing a shelter dog.
Two women are on a journey to discover what makes Americans happy.

Walking the Talk

Two women are on a journey to discover what makes Americans happy.
Pensive woman sitting on a bench.
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Be Real About How You Feel

The secret to happiness may include embracing all our emotions, even the painful ones.
Bethany Hamilton

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Bethany Hamilton Rides a Wave of Purpose

The surfing champion and amputee inspires millions with her courage and resilience.
The latest research in the science of well-being for maintaining the good life.

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