Entries tagged with “Happiness”

Actually, It’s Happiness That Loves Company

Not only do your happy feelings spread through your social network, your happiness can be increased by people you’ve never even met, reports a study from Harvard Medical School.Har…

Are We More Positive As We Age?

Older adults spot happiness with ease.

At the Heart of Happiness

An excerpt from The Dalai Lama’s Big Book of Happiness

Beyond the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

About fifteen years ago, Robert E. Thayer, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at California State University Long Beach and author of the recent book The Origin of Everyday Moods (Ox…

Book Review: Break the Norms

Break the NormsQuestioning Everything You Think You Know about God and Truth, Life and Death, Love and SexBy Chandresh BhardwajSounds TrueAre you ready to overhaul your life and fr…

Book Review: Happy Together

Could you write a book with your spouse and still be speaking to each other afterward? I don’t think many of us could—my husband and I can’t even agree on a dishwasher-loadin…

Book Review: How Cycling Can Save the World

Cycling could save the world, and very quickly. If we all switched to bikes for the trips for which bikes are excellent, we would be healthier, be happier, and live longer in a fri…

Book Review: How to Disappear

Notes on Invisibility in a Time of Transparency

Book Review: The Happiness Track

The Happiness TrackHow to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate your SuccessBy Emma Seppälä, PhDHarper OneThe pursuit of happiness shouldn’t be such hard work. That’s the ba…

Calling It Quits

A Film by Anthony TarsitanoCity Squirrel Films, Inc.Dante Milestone, a successful but worldweary businessman, finally “calls it quits” on his frenetic, mind-numbing life in an effo…

Chasing Happiness

Like the Buddhist notion of longing, individuals who place a high value on happiness are desperate to be happy. They say things like, “Happiness is extremely important to me,” or “…

Close to the Ground: “The Answer is ‘Yes’”

Devote Yourself to Your Own Goal

Close to the Ground: The Secret of Abiding Joy

I’m sitting, watching Parker perform her first dance masterpiece. Its baseline is a collection of moves from her gymnastics class. She has layered on top of these most of the compo…

Compassion: Brain Food for Happiness

Did you know that compassion, the act of recognizing someone else’s suffering with the inclination to want to support them, creates important activity shifts in the brain that are …

Connecting to Authenticity with Anna Yusim, MD

Host Rabbi Rami talks with Anna Yusim, MD about what a soul means to her, tapping into authenticity, and her book Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help you Live a Ha…

Cultivate the Habits of Lasting Happiness

The key to happiness is in giving, not getting. Yeah, you know that. But do you know why?

Does Your Personality Predict Your Happiness?

According to a new study, the relationship between happiness and personality is more complex than we thought.

Enjoy Yourself, Even Now

It's okay to find the silver lining and enjoy yourself, even now.

Film Review: HappyFilm

HappyFilm Directed by Ben Nabors, Stefan Sagmeister, Hillman Curtis SoSo Productions Internationally renowned graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister’s introspective documentary focu…

Finding Happy

This is the time of year when we wish people “Happy” or a variation on the theme, “Merry.” Happy Holidays. Happy Hanukah, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year. The other night my husban…