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We're Better Together


In his new book, Big Potential, Shawn Achor explains why the pursuit of happiness should not be done solo.
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Which Kind of Goal Setter Are You?

Positive Psychology

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


Telomeres, the caps at the end of each strand of our DNA, are crucial for determining longevity. Learn how you can change lifestyle habits to boost...
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Be Happy to Live Longer


Happiness, in addition to eating well and exercising, may be the answer to living a long, healthy life.
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Is Facebook Making Us More Jealous?

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If you feel that spending time on social media has made you feel more envious of your friends, you are not alone. They've even coined a word for it:...
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Face Failure Head On With These Essential Tools

Positive Psychology

If you live in fear of failure, you'll never take the risks necessary to achieve your true potential.
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4 Ideas Shaping the Future of Education

Positive Psychology

Experts in positive psychology share ideas that could change the future of education.
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How You Can Inspire Happiness in Others

Positive Psychology

Happiness researchers Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan discuss their upcoming PBS special, Inspire Happiness.
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World Happiness Summit: What You Need to Know

Positive Psychology

Meet thought leaders in mindfulness and happiness at the first-ever World Happiness Summit in Miami this spring.
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5 Ultimate Happiness Hacks for Your Brain


Bring peace and equilibrium to your central circuitry.


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