Premiere Issue

Live Happy magazine cover, Premier Issue 2013
Ron Howard Illustration

Illustration by Mark Marturello

Ron Howard Keeps Family Life in Focus

By: Pat Lavin

Ron Howard believes happiness is about love, his favorite word. “It’s loving what I do and who I do it with.”

Happiness Revolution Illustration

Illustration by Bill Cahalan. © Live Happy Media.

Happiness Revolution

By: John David Mann

Trace the history of positive psychology, from its start as an abandoned research project to the revolution ignited by a few passionate scientists.

Happy woman in pink workout top.

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Happier Mind, Healthier Body

By: Doug Donaldson

Over the years, little by little, these researchers have established how positive thinking can contribute to a healthier body.

Young people celebrating together at Christmas


25 Gifts of Happiness

By: Live Happy Team

The Live Happy team shares our list for giving happiness—to others and ourselves—perfect for anytime and just in time for the holidays.

Happy Staff Illustration

Illustrations by Susy Pilgrim Waters © Live Happy Media

The Good Guys Win

By: Patton Dodd

Businesses and other kinds of collectives possess a particular character just as an individual possesses a particular character.

The Spitalnick Family at home.

Photography by Emily Followill. © Live Happy Media.

Balancing Acts

By: Lisa Frederick

Meet the members of three very different households, each of whom has achieved balance in a unique, yet equally satisfying, way.

A man sits relaxing on a peer by a lake.

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The New Pursuit of Happiness

After a challenging week at work, Saturday afternoon beckons—a stretch of free time to d

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3 Ways to Spread Success and Happiness

In this excerpt from his latest book, Before Happiness, Shawn Achor builds on the themes from his international bestseller, The Happiness Advantage.

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Josh Radnor on Maintaining a Positive Life

By: Pat Lavin

Josh Radnor, best known for his role as Ted on How I Met Your Mother, on optimism and the other things that really matter in life.

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Acts of Thanksgiving

Stacy Kaiser recommends that we start practicing active thanksgiving every day, that goes well beyond the November holiday and religious services.

Gingerbread cookie man in a hot cup of cappuccino

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The Happiness Holidays

By: Live Happy Team

How will you make others happy during the holidays?

Gene therapy

Researchers have found that different types of happiness affect the human genome in dramatically different ways, with potentially big implications for our physical health.

Building Lasting, Loving Families

Chemistry is wonderful, but it also might not be the end-all for a lifelong commitment. We often hear how important it is to find your best friend, and I don’t think that can be overemphasized.

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A Positive Approach to Problems

Authors of Profit from the Positive, Margaret Greenberg and Senia Maymin, recommend that you focus on what’s going right and then replicate those best practices in other areas.

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Teaching Kids to Give Back

By: Joanne Kuster

Nurture generosity with ordinary opportunities to share time and money as a family.

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Satisfaction with Life Scale

Measure your happiness with the Satisfaction with Life Scale. In just five questions you can determine how satisfied you are with your life at present.
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Photography by Blaine Moats. © Live Happy

Tag Time

By: Amy Palanjian

Handmade tags to accompany your presents.

Live Happy holiday spreads on knives and a spoon

Photography by Blaine Moats. © Live Happy LLC

Spread Some Cheer

By: Stephen Exel

Recipes for Cranberry-Strawberry Spread, Bacon "Jam", Parsley Pesto, Spiced Ketchup and Orange-Pecan Butter.

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Library—Profit from the Positive

Profit from the Positive by Margaret Greenberg and Senia Maymin—a guidebook that would help people use the research findings of positive psychology.

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Library—The Slight Edge

The Slight Edge offers a path to success via awareness of the importance of the numerous small decisions we make each day.

Family sitting at table and praying.


Give Thanks

By: Nancy George

Saying a blessing before meals is part of many religious faiths and may have been the motivation for prehistoric cave paintings, scientists say.

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Building a Lasting Partnership

Chemistry is wonderful but it’s the person you want to stay on the phone with all night that you want long-term.

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