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There's no doubt that optimism is one of the key determinants of happiness. There's no doubt that happy people think about the world in a radically different way. But happiness isn't always easy; and optimism isn't always easy. In fact, in today's world, it may...

Sometimes, life can be incredibly wonderful. Sometimes, life seems too hard. Sometimes, we need to be resilient to just get through; to survive; to bounce back to happiness. Sometimes, happiness might be just 8 steps away...

Even the happiest people face problems. Happiness does not completely protect us from failures or adversity. Life is never perfect or simple so from time to time, sometimes more often than we'd like, things go wrong! This won't come as a surprise to any of...

If you answered YES then you're not alone. Most "news" these days is excessively focused on the negatives; accordingly, it can sap our happiness and affect not just our mood, but also our productivity and more. One of the simplest strategies for boosting happiness is...

For many, many years now I've been saying that enjoying happiness requires little more than practising a few simple disciplines, each and every day. Although happiness isn't always easy, especially for some of us, it need not be overly complicated either. I've always been reluctant...

Happiness comes from many things. Happiness comes from pleasure and gratitude; relationships and altruism; doing good and achieving well. In fact, one of the strongest contributors to happiness is success and accomplishment (although it can also be said that happiness contributes to success). So if...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, happiness means different things to different people. Although there are some similarities, everyone's definition of happiness will be slightly, or in some cases significantly different. Accordingly, living a happy life will look different for different people;...

via Eric Barker Last year Cal Newport convinced 1600 people to completely change their lives. He asked them to take a 30-day break from the optional technologies in their lives. Unless not using it would get you fired, divorced, or cause the people you love to spontaneously...