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Mindfulness: Dealing with Mind Wandering

Meditation slowly permeates your everyday life. We frequently think of meditation as a practice that lasts for a determined length of time, and is confined to the specific time of the meditative practice – mornings and evenings, for example. But meditation is not an...

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How to Gain Sustainable Happiness?

Why is it that happiness is fleeting? How could it be that you feel great in the morning yet that contentedness fades away by the evening? If I would ask you about your happiest time during the last month your mind will probably wander to an event or a period of time...

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Enlightenment

Enlightenment. The E word. The state of consciousness all spiritual seekers hope for. And yet wishing for enlightenment is a wonderfully paradoxical experience: craving the state of non-craving, trying for effortlessness. There is something fascinating about this...

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It Really Pays to Have a Rich Company Culture

"Culture" has been a buzzword in the corporate world for several years, but what does it mean and why is it important? Entrepreneur.com defines company culture as “a blend of the values, beliefs, taboos, symbols, rituals and myths all companies develop over time.” In...

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Why Ambition Could Make You Rich, But Not Happy

By Tim Hume, for CNN Admired in some people, reviled in others -- there are few character traits as confoundingly double-edged as ambition. Generally accepted as a prerequisite for success, it is nonetheless just as widely viewed as a dirty word. So is it a virtue, or...

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Is happiness the secret of success?

By Shawn Achor, Special to CNN Scientifically, can happiness be an advantage? Some people think if you are happy, you are blind to reality. But when we research it, happiness actually raises every single business and educational outcome for the brain. How did we miss...

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Happiness is the Key to Success

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful." Albert Schweitzer. As yourself the following questions: Would having more money make you happier or, would being happier make you more...

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The Science and Psychology Behind Happiness

By Sarah Gehrke Happiness has been a subject of curiosity for many centuries, beginning with ancient Greek philosophy, through post-Enlightenment Western-European ethical philosophy (principally Utilitarianism), to existing quality of life and welfare study in...

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Happiness Is Being Socially Connected

BY CHRISTINE CARTER | OCTOBER 31, 2008 Print Bookmark Network, network, network. Adults in the business world certainly know how important it is to stay connected to their colleagues and peers if they are to have successful careers, but did you know that the number...

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What Technology Can’t Change About Happiness

As pills and gadgets proliferate, what matters is still social connection. BY ADAM PIORE ILLUSTRATION BY NAFTALI BEDER SEPTEMBER 17, 2015 In 2014, researchers at the University of Warwick in England announced they had found a strong association between a gene mutation...

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Want to Be Happy? Make Your Relationships Exceptional

New data from our Science of Happiness course confirm the link between well-being and relationship quality. BY EMILIANA R. SIMON-THOMAS | NOVEMBER 9, 2015 Print Bookmark How do you think a friend would rate the quality of your relationship with her? How would she...

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Relationships

The top line: People who have one or more close friendships appear to be happier. The sharing of personal feelings (self-disclosure) plays a major role in the relief of stress and depression. Listening carefully and responding in encouraging ways (Active-Constructive...

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Happiness and Your Health

Find a happier and healthier you with a few simple strategies. It's easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life and lose sight of what makes you happy. Really happy. But making sure your happiness meter is giving optimal readings can provide many...

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Six Ways Happiness Is Good for Your Health

Need some extra motivation to get happier? Check out the ways that well-being has been linked to good health. BY KIRA M. NEWMAN | JULY 28, 2015 Print Bookmark Over the past decade, an entire industry has sprouted up promising the secrets to happiness. There are...

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