Posts tagged happiness

4 Coping Skills We Learned from Tiffany Haddish in The Last Black Unicorn

In stand-up comedian Tiffany Haddish’s memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, she documents a grueling and turbulent life. From being bullied by her peers to being abused by her now ex-husband, Haddish has struggled from the very beginning. But it’s hard to believe that when you see her upbeat demeanor for yourself. The more you read of Haddish’s difficult life, the harder it is to believe…

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Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Have you ever been so caught up in an activity that you lost all sense of time? Maybe you were reading an amazing book or working on a passion project when, suddenly, the day was over? During moments like these, you’re focused on what’s in front of you, at the exclusion of everything else. Your productivity and enjoyment spike and you feel “in the zone.”…

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Looking Forward: How Will You Measure Your Life?

You probably wouldn’t think it’s a good idea to treat your relationships like a job. Something about it seems cold and impersonal. But Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth, and Karen Dillon, authors of the book How Will You Measure Your Life are suggesting you do exactly that. Based on a talk Christensen once gave while teaching at Harvard Business School, How Will You Measure Your…

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Tips from How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People is one of the best-known self-help books of all time. Published just a year before Think and Grow Rich, author Dale Carnegie’s bestseller has sold over 15 million copies in its lifetime and was number 19 of Time Magazine’s 2011 list of 100 most influential books. It’s hard to beat a resume like that, but what is it…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Dealing with Stress

Winter holidays are approaching and, with it, all sorts of stressors. With all the obligations that come with the end of the year piling on top of what you already do every day, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Despite all the joy we feel being with loved ones and celebrating, our stress levels are shown to skyrocket during the end of the year. And stress,…

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Can Pets Make You Happy?

Animals make happiness look easy. They live in the moment and find contentment in the simple things, like running in the park or curling up in front of the fire. But can their attitude towards life help us, too? Can pets make you happy? The therapeutic benefits of interacting with pets have long been established. Sigmund Freud almost always had his dog Jofi present during…

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Your Ultimate Guide on How to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

We all aspire to live a healthy lifestyle. We scroll through our Instagrams and sigh dreamily at all the yogis posing effortlessly or our favorite foodie’s smoothie bowls. Health is something we all want, and it’s something from which we can all benefit. But, when we get right down to it, do any of us really know how to live a healthy lifestyle? Or do…

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Are you happy? What Is Happiness and Is It Attainable

Are you happy? What is happiness? What does it mean to you? It turns out that there is no single definition. Our age, culture, and upbringing can call affect how we perceive happiness. We base our perception of our lives and how content we are on our current circumstances. Once we meet our basic needs, happiness can mean different things to different people. For some,…

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