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Happiness is deceptively simple. It’s about being satisfied with life and experiencing more positive emotions than negative ones.

Still, many of us find the pursuit of happiness to be frustratingly difficult. A relatively new branch of psychology called positive psychology is studying what makes people happy—and what doesn’t. Researchers are learning that the keys to happiness are within everyone’s reach.

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Happiness exercise: How to overcome perfectionism

“When I was a little girl, I did well at things – like sports and math and science and English – and I got little bits of praise, and everybody thought I was smart and great,” my friend explained.

What’s the difference between depression and manic depression?

Sometimes people are confused about the differences between clinical depression and manic depression.

How to be the best athlete, singer, entrepreneur, mom, etc.

So you know you’re pretty good at something, but you want to get better.

Flow at work: Three questions

In last week’s blog post, I described flow. Today, I’ll walk you through three questions to getting towards more flow at work.

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Quit wasting your time

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Comedian Joan Rivers claims we've got too much time on our hands to think about...

Moments of absolute absorption

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Writer Adam Gopnik finds happiness in being "vigilantly absorbed in some activity.

That juicy state of happiness

 Your browser does not support the video tag. For Alanis Morissette, happiness is a temporary but "juicy" state.

Happiness? What happiness?

 Your browser does not support the video tag. For actor John Leguizamo, happiness is finding enjoyment in life's struggles.

Porcupine Love

 Your browser does not support the video tag. Elizabeth Gilbert on relationships

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