Posts tagged "happiness"

Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Make Friends Like A Grown-Up

Remember when you were in middle school and your new future BFF sort of just appeared next to you in your third period science class, and you were suddenly joined at the hip for the next five years without even realizing what was happening? Weren’t those days easy? Once we’re older and out in the…

Claire Hannum / September 28, 2015

Check Your Vibes: Is Being Loyal Ever A Bad Thing?

I was on the phone with my mom the other day, pondering aloud whether switching dentists was a regrettable thing to do, when I mentioned that in a way, I’d feel a bit guilty about making the change. After all, when you trust someone enough to get up in your business and clean your teeth…

Claire Hannum / September 22, 2015

Let’s Get Miserable: 5 Fall Non-Fiction Books About The Other Side Of Happiness

Think positively.  Say affirmations.  Be still in the moment. Journal!!!!
We are told to find gratitude when we feel deficient. To pray for serenity when anxious thoughts get the best of us.  To chase our wildest dreams. If we want a Jacuzzi, we are told to make a vision board with pictures of said Jacuzzi…

Vanessa Vallon / September 18, 2015

Check Your Vibes: 10 Things I’ve Learned About Grief To Help Get You Through

A little over a year ago, my dad died very unexpectedly, something I’ve written about a lot on this site. As time has gone on, the nature of my grief has evolved (it still is), and I feel that so much has changed since that day in August since I first received a slew

Claire Hannum / September 16, 2015

Check Your Vibes: 38 Things To Stop Stressing Over

Take a chill pill, girl.

Claire Hannum / September 8, 2015

Check Your Vibes: 8 Ways To Get Through A Mild Identity Crisis

For the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling a bit … antsy, as if I woke up one morning and my skin didn’t fit right. Something feels off in my life, and while I have lots of ideas of small internal conflicts or things that just aren’t working, none of them are major, which…

Claire Hannum / August 31, 2015

Check Your Vibes: 10 Reasons To Embrace Uncertainty

Spiders and dark rooms suck and all, but the most bone-chilling things in life are usually those we can’t see at all. The biggest culprit? Not knowing what’s going to happen next. People hate uncertainty, and how could we not? If we aren’t completely sure how to plan for the future, how can we possibly…

Claire Hannum / August 17, 2015

Rihanna At Carnival Is The Embodiment Of Human Joy

Also, she looks so goddamn good. …

Megan Reynolds / August 4, 2015

Check Your Vibes: How To Be Alone (And Love It!)

Someone once told me that on a subconscious level, our biggest fears do double duty as our most secret desires. I’m not sure whether that’s true (most things I fear are too terrible to imagine any positives coming from them), but it would make perfect sense in certain contexts of my life — especially whe…

Claire Hannum / July 27, 2015

Check Your Vibes: 17 Ways To Feel Like A Kid Again (Without Bailing On Your Grown-Up Life)

When it comes to reconnecting with one’s inner child, there tend to be two narratives: “grow the hell up and get on with life like the rest of us” or some deep-end manic pixie nightmare that encourages intelligent adults to quit their jobs to go dance in the rain because YOLO or something. Seriously?

Claire Hannum / July 6, 2015

Kanye West Loves Ice Cream, Gets His Own Theme Week At Ice Cream Parlor

Kanye West loves many things including, his wife Kim Kardashian, his baby North West, himself and ice cream. He loves ice cream so much that he smiles around it — a rarity! See above, in which walking down the street with his wife holding a cone of ice cream is enough to make himself smile…

Megan Reynolds / June 10, 2015

Dealbreaker: He Told Me I Needed To “Be Happier”

On our last date, we sat next to each other on the floor of an Afghan restaurant, sharing a plate of kaddo bourani and a bottle of wine. He looked at me for long stretches of time without speaking, then he looked at the waitress, at the carpet, at the other diners. We came to the…

Allison McCarthy / March 11, 2015

America Has A New “Happiest” State

Dark horse Alaska has come from behind to claim the title of the happiest state in the US, LiveScience reports. Snagging the designation from 2013 winner North Dakota, Alaska—which didn’t even make the top 10 in 2013—topped Gallup’s Well-Being Index in 2014 for the first time since tracking began in 2008. North Dakota crashed to the…

Newser / February 22, 2015

Want To Feel Truly Happy? Then Stop Using These 2 Words ASAP

These two simple little words steal your joy fast (and, sometimes, steal it forever). When I was a little girl my mother never ate peaches. One day, I asked her why she wouldn’t eat those delicious, juicy fruits that tasted like  happiness to me. She explained that in 1935, she ate a peach and it made… / February 5, 2015

Study: Optimism Is Good For Your Heart!

Want to avoid heart attacks, or, you know, just be able to run a mile without thinking you’re about to die? Try getting happy! A new study lead by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the National Center for Research Resources found that people with optimistic outlooks are twice as likely to have…

Claire Hannum / January 12, 2015

21 Tiny Ways To Have A Happier Year

I was surrounded by wonderful people and lots of champagne this New Year’s Eve, but I wasn’t really in the New Year’s spirit as the clock struck midnight. This year included some not-so-great stuff that I should’ve been thrilled to say goodbye to (and so many wonderful moments too), but something about 2014 didn’t feel…

Claire Hannum / January 5, 2015

Here’s The Happiest Country In The World

Gallup’s annual worldwide End Of Year survey interviewed over 64,000 people from 65 countries and asked them, among other things, whether they were happy with their lives. Despite how terribly world events played out in 2014, the world was 10 percent happier than in 2013, with 70 percent of participants reporting that they’re pleased with their…

Claire Hannum / January 2, 2015

Having A Bad Day? Channel This Ecstatic Dog Running Through A Water Fountain

Martha Bellingham was on her way to work when she felt compelled to stop and watch this dog, named Sasha, dancing around in a nearby fountain like she’d just won the lottery. Unlike we humans who get so caught up in our everyday worries, Sasha was able to just appreciate the simple joy of the…

Claire Hannum / October 2, 2014

Study Claims That “Happy Wife, Happy Life” Is Actually True

A new study from Rutgers University and the University of Michigan has found that in a heterosexual marriage, a wife’s happiness is more important to the survival of the relationship than her husband’s. Researchers studied 394 couples who’d been married for an average of 39 years. The couples were asked questions about whether their spouse…

Claire Hannum / September 26, 2014
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