Positive Psychology

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    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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    Illustration by Andy Potts. © Live Happy LLC.

    Post-traumatic growth is the phenomenon of people becoming stronger and creating a more meaningful life in the wake of staggering tragedy or trauma...
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    Find out what happens when happiness experts Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan act as guinea pigs in their own goal-setting experiment.
5 Ways to Flourish

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5 Ways to Flourish

Positive Psychology

Incorporate these five pillars of happiness into your life to truly flourish.
Don't Forget to Smile


Don't Forget to Smile [Video]

Positive Psychology

Smiles are universally human; they are built right into our DNA. Check out this charming video from happiness expert Tal Ben-Shahar and our partners...
The End of Bullying?

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The End of Bullying?

Positive Psychology

Bullying is a systemic problem in American schools. Positive psychologists, along with some incredibly inspiring teens, are shining a new light on...
Make Positivity a Priority

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Put Happiness on the Calendar

Positive Psychology

With so much time and research devoted to what it takes to be happy, it would seem that pursuing happiness should be easier than ever. Yet not...
The Earth

Positive Psychology Fans Gather for Conference

Positive Psychology

Positive psychology scholars, students and practitioners will review the field's latest research and science-based applications at the Fourth World...
Does reading make us nicer?

Does Reading Fiction Make Us Nicer?

Positive Psychology

Does reading fiction make us nicer people? Some studies say it increases compassion by making us make an empathetic leap.
Sir Anthony Seldon

Character and Well-Being

Positive Psychology

The president of the International Positive Education Netowork (IPEN), Sir Anthony Seldon has a new book about happiness and new ideas for how to...
The power of passion

The Power of Passion

Positive Psychology

From Billboard music charts to blockbuster films, popular culture perpetuates this notion that true love is an uncontrollable feeling of being “swept...

Want to Feel Happier?

Positive Psychology

Boosting your happiness is hard work. If you’re not careful, you can fall back into that negativity slump. Sharpening happiness skills takes practice...

Live Happy at the United Nations Happiness Panel

Positive Psychology

Live Happy COO and Co-Founder Deborah Heisz participated in a panel discussion of global well-being at the United Nations on March 20, the International Day of Happiness.


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