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Happiness is not selfishness. Happiness is not just feeling good it's doing good. Happiness can be enjoyed on one's own but happiness is frequently at its best when in the company of friends and loved ones. So what if you don't have as many friends...

via the Ladders by Travis Bradberry Whether you’re convincing your boss to fund your project or your preschooler to put his shoes on, persuasion is a skill that’s instrumental to your success in life. Persuasive people have an uncanny ability to get you leaning toward their way...

via the Ladders by Nicolas Cole Humans are not meant to stop growing. In fact, no living thing on earth is meant to stop growing. We are all alive, reaching for the sun. Progress in life is all about reinvention. I am going to preface all of this by...

We know that good quality relationships are one of the most significant contributors to happiness. And we know that positive communication is key to relationships and, therefore, to happiness. Well, here is a super simple but very effective way to improve your interactions and relationships...

Research suggests that those who focus on becoming better tend to be happier. Personal development, is good for our mood and our lives. Just having the attitude of wanting to be and striving to be better can boost our happiness. So keep reading if you're...

via the Ladders by Meghan Ingraham Growth in life and career starts with self-knowledge. Socrates was once asked to sum up what all philosophical commandments could be reduced to, he replied: ‘Know yourself.’ The phrase, “Know thyself,” is centuries old, but it’s still relevant today. Research from psychologist...

Everyone experiences unhappiness at times; and anger and frustration and anxiety etcetera The so called "negative emotions" are just part of being human. No one is happy all the time. Happiness, it could be argued, would be meaningless without the contrast of unhappiness. And it's the...

via the Ladders by Travis Bradberry It’s no secret that we’re obsessed with happiness. After all, the “pursuit of happiness” is even enshrined in the Declaration of Independence. But happiness is fleeting. How can we find it and keep it alive? Psychologists at the University of California...

We can't be happy all the time. And our friends won't be happy all the time. But one thing we can do to enjoy more happiness is to help others. Helping others will increase the likelihood of us enjoying positive moods like happiness AND hopefully...