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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: There’s No Place Like Home

I’m home from vacation. We had a great time, but ah, it’s nice to be home!


How is Simon Cowell the Key to Better Relationships?

Hi, my name is Paula and I like American Idol.

5 Lessons I Learned From My Vacuum Cleaner

Wisdom comes to us in many different ways.

“A Beautiful Ego”

Working in beauty with Clark’s Botanicals, most peoples’ concerns I encounter are with aging, losing that vitality we all had when we were nineteen or twenty, but keeping all of what we’ve learned since then.

What Others Think of You Is None of Your Business

How much time have you spent wondering, or even worrying, what others think of you? What else could you be doing with that mental energy and space? Focusing on your work.


My Transformation From High School Drop Out To Surgeon

The question “how I did it” has come up in my mind many times.


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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