February 2017

Live Happy February 2017 issue
Actor Theo Rossi in a diner.
Photograph by Nina Duncan

Theo Rossi Has a Lot on His Plate

By: Greg Archer

Between intense TV and movie roles, actor Theo Rossi makes a point of giving back to the community—in a big way.

Woman stretching her arms out in nature.
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5 Tips to Transform Your Life in 2017

Start 2017 off with a bang! Five experts in food, fitness, work and more offer their best advice for making this the year you achieve your dreams.

Actress Gianna Simone

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Gianna Simone Fights the Good Fight

By: Amanda Gleason

Despite a childhood scarred with abuse and neglect, model-turned-actress Gianna Simone says performing has always been in her heart. In this Q&A she opens up about the many people who have guided her on the path to authentic happiness.

People in a POUND fit class

Photograph ©Brita Potenza

Your Mind on the Move

You thought exercise was good for your body? Wait until you see what it can do for your brain.

Happy guy on a surfboard
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5 Ways to Recharge Your Energy Anytime

By: Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Use these natural energy boosts for a lift whenever you need one.

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

Endurance runner Dean Karnazes may be the ultimate marathon man.

Person taking notes at a desk.

Which Kind of Goal Setter Are You?

Find out what happens when happiness experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan act as guinea pigs in their own goal-setting experiment.

College grad smiling at the camera.
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4 Tips to Raise High-Achieving Kids

To help your kids become high-achievers, give them the independence to make decisions, succeed and also fail on their own.

Woman setting goals on her laptop.

Keep the Change

While just eight percent of resolutions are successfully kept, people who set goals show a success rate of 90 percent. Start your goal-setting practice today.

Man practicing qi gong outdoors.

Try Qi Gong to Discover Your Peaceful Center

Discover qi gong, an ancient Chinese meditation practice that combines movement and breathing to cultivate your flow of energy and boost your well-being.

Smiling woman with colleagues in an office.
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Use Positive Words to Communicate Better at Work

By: Tom Rath

Best-selling author Tom Rath explains how strategic use of positive words can improve relationships and well-being at work.

Woman lifting a heavy weight in a gym.
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Let Your Workout Lift Your Life

By: Carimé Lane

Pushing yourself past your imagined limits when you work out can challenge you mentally and stretch your boundaries physically.

Ming-Na Wen
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Ming-Na Wen, Agent of Change

By: Gerry Strauss

Actress Ming-Na Wen's groundbreaking roles in film and television have shattered stereotypes--from The Joy Luck Club and Mulan to Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Mom helping her son do homework.

What Great Parents Do Differently

A new book offers strategies for raising kids to be independent and thrive.

Almonds and whole walnuts being cracked.
Photograph by Rusty Hill

Go Nuts When Reaching for a Healthy Snack

Nuts just might be nature’s perfect snack food; they taste great and are packed with nutrients.

Book cover: Win at losing
Book cover: Win at losing

Win at Losing

Failure can ultimately lead to success if you learn from it and have the resilience to bounce back.

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