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12 Five-Minute Changes to Make You Happier

You know what’s fantastic about doing something for five minutes, every day? That’s the way you build a habit. Do that for a week, then challenge yourself to do it for a month. Then six months. Little changes can quickly build up into big lifestyle shifts that see you feeling better, happier, and really achieving […]

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How to Maintain and Foster Happiness in Challenging Circumstances

So often in life, we find ourselves stuck in situations that are pretty far from ideal. Whether that’s terrible life events, such as dealing with grief or a bad break up, or a simple insidious case of depression in an otherwise happy life, altogether too often, everything seems to conspire against us. One of the […]

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Is Your Lack of Gratitude Keeping You From Contentment?

Many of us struggle with our happiness and mood levels. What’s worse is that so many people have simply accepted unhappiness, sadness and a real lack of contentment and satisfaction as simply being the norm. And that’s terrifying. Regardless of your religious leanings, we’re all given, on average, 75 years on this earth. You cannot […]

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The Hedonistic Treadmill is Key to Controlling Happiness

The Hedonistic Treadmill is a psychological and philosophical concept, key to understanding happiness, in a number of ways. Without incorporating the concept into your thinking, you can’t really expect to improve your overall mental state and happiness. It makes clear the absolute futility of material gain, as well as status symbols and power positions. What […]

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Is ‘Happiness’ Worth the Struggle?

That’s right. We need to be happy and if at the end of our life we want to look back and feel that everything was worth the effort. But happiness shouldn’t be the goal per se. This idea may trash all your thoughts about life and what you need to accomplish to reach a state […]

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Can you Achieve Happiness Purely through Helping Others?

You know that warm fuzzy feeling in the pit of your stomach when you give someone solid directions, give a homeless guy some spare gloves or cash, or simply are there for a friend? Knowing that thanks to you, that one person’s life is slightly improved, simply because you were there? That’s an extremely powerful […]

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What Kindness Is and What It Is Not

By Victoria Braverman Take the following scenarios. Which one(s) would you say is an act of kindness? You see an old woman struggling with her bags of shopping. You approach her and ask if she needs help. You see an old woman struggling with her bags of shopping. You imagine how difficult it must be […]

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Better Together: How to Create a Happier Future

Relationships make us happier, healthier, and stronger. This article won’t be self-help oriented and won’t tell you how to be or feel better in a few steps. It is about much more than that. It is about social connections, quality of relationships, and how to face an uncertain future. Sometimes, depending on our personality, on […]

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