Chris Libby

Chris Libby

Chris Libby is the Section Editor at Live Happy magazine.

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Actor Echo Kellum

Echo Kellum Treats Life as a Gift

The actor and comedian is happy making other people laugh.
Smiley face icon

The History of Smiley

Where did that awesome happy face come from, anyway?
Bank of America embraces the social benefits of mentoring


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.
Caroline Hirsch, comedy doyenne

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Still Laughing

The Queen of Comedy takes life one joke at a time
Two young women eating cotton candy.
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13 Reasons Why Positive Psychology Nurtures Well-Being

Good mental maintenance can help balance your emotions.
The End of Bullying?

Illustration (cropped) by John Coulter

The End of Bullying?

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


Who Has the Happiest College Students on Campus?

The Princeton Review ranks the happiest universities in the United States.
Man and woman running together

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Runner Approved

4 apps to keep you moving and motivated.
Cute kida celebrating International Day of Happiness

Oh Happy Day

Visitors to Live Happy Walls around the world share acts and thoughts of kindness.
Leaders Make Moves Toward Mindfulness


Jim Carrey wearing sunglasses


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 Build Kindness and Increase Joy

Use these proven techniques to give thanks this season.

And the Happiest State in the Nation Is …

We explain the surprising answer.
Goals ... What Goals?
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.
Fort Worth Blue Zones kickoff party

Bella Reale performs the splits during a performance at the Blue Zones Project, Fort Worth Kick-Off event on Feb. 21, 2015.
Photo below: Blue Zones, LLC founder Dan Buettner and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price at the Kick-Off Event.

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.
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
Actress Gianna Simone

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Gianna Simone Fights the Good Fight

The actress sees life's toughest moments as opportunies to grow.
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.
Mother and Daughters Picking up Trash


Volunteer Match

Resources to help you find your way to make a difference
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.
Illustration of boy flying out of a cage.

Illustration by John Coulter for Live Happy

Changing Lives

The mutual benefits of a mentoring relationship
Woman stretching her arms out in nature.
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5 Experts Weigh in on How to Transform Your Life in 2017

Make a fresh start in every realm, from food to finance to fitness.
Castle Hills Elementary school kids spelling out "happy"

Students at Castle Hills Elementary spell out the word "Happy."

Favio Chavez, Recycled Orchestra's Director

Photo courtesy of Landfill Harmonic.

The Landfill Harmonic

Feeling powerless to help others? A single selfless act is all it takes to make music out of misery.
Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas put everything into their art.

Photograph © Sharon Bradford

A Passion to Create

Students at Booker T. Washington High School in Dallas put everything into their art.
Dean Karnazes running an ultramarathon.
Photo courtesy of U.S. Dept. of State

Dean Karnazes Goes the Extra Mile

Globe-trotting utramarathoner finds happiness in the journey.
Sunday suppers with Rev Run

Dinner With Rev Run

The rapper and family man loves to bring people together over food.
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

Section Editor Chris Libby

Happy older woman


How to Be Happy at 90

The results of this study on happiness and longevity will surprise you.
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.
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Boats on Beach


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.
Eric Hutchinson saves up on happiness

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Note to Self

Singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson saves up happiness for a rainy day.
Drawing of a comedian telling jokes.
Illustration by Chris Pyle

Find Your Funny Bone

Your sense of humor is an essential skill for getting through life.
Stan Lee's Superhero Skills


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.
2013-2014 drawing in sand on beach


Laura Benanti living happy

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Laura Benanti Is Getting the Right Kind of Attention

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

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Winning Isn't Everything

What can Cubs fans teach us about happiness?
Comedian Yakov Smirnoff
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Yakov Smirnoff Is Bringing Laughter Back

The actor/comedian believes humor is the key to any relationship.
Top 10 States to Retire Happy

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Top 10 States for Aging Happy

Hang your hammock here for happy golden years.
Top 10 Happiest Major Market Cities

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Americans Set Record High for Engagement at Work

Americans Set Record High for Engagement at Work

Yet billions in revenue are still lost due to untapped productivity.