Chris Libby

Chris Libby is the Section Editor at Live Happy magazine.

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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.
Eric Hutchinson saves up on happiness

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Note to Self

Singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson saves up happiness for a rainy day.
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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.
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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.
What can Cubs fans teach us about happiness?

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Winning Isn't Everything

What can Cubs fans teach us about happiness?
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Man and woman running together

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Runner Approved

4 apps to keep you moving and motivated.
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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

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Jim Carrey wearing sunglasses

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Jim Carrey on a Roll

Actor's new children's book makes waves among younger set
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4 Gratitude Rituals to Increase Kindness and Joy

Use these proven techniques to give thanks this season.

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?
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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.

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.
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
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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.
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Walking the Talk

Two women are on a journey to discover what makes Americans happy.
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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.
Illustration of boy flying out of a cage.

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Changing Lives

The mutual benefits of a mentoring relationship
Dean Karnazes running an ultramarathon.
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Dean Karnazes Goes the Extra Mile

Globe-trotting utramarathoner finds happiness in the journey.
Castle Hills Elementary school kids spelling out "happy"

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

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How to Be Happy at 90

The results of this study on happiness and longevity will surprise you.
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Find Your Funny Bone

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

Practice these techniques to fill your minutes with meaning.