Posts tagged "happiness"

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…

Allison McCarthy | March 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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…

Newser | February 22, 2015 - 11:30 am

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…

YourTango.com | February 5, 2015 - 5:45 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | January 12, 2015 - 3:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | January 5, 2015 - 9:30 am

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

Claire Hannum | January 2, 2015 - 2:30 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | October 2, 2014 - 6:01 pm

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…

Claire Hannum | September 26, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Are These Real Life Rose-Colored Glasses?

Happy Lens sunglasses by Spy Optic are specially designed to boost your mood, alertness, and quality of sleep. Hard to believe, right? Apparently, science has confirmed their joy-inspiring abilities. A…

Claire Hannum | July 30, 2014 - 4:30 pm

Surprise: Going To An Ivy League Won’t Make You Any Happier As An Adult

This one is for everyone who freaked about the colleges they got into, if they were privileged enough to get into college at all: a Gallup-Purdue University poll found that…

Claire Hannum | May 10, 2014 - 4:00 pm

People Love Sex, Especially If They Think They’re Having More Than Everyone Else

People will find a way to be competitive about anything, because we’re all insecure jerks. That includes our sex lives. According to researchers at the University of Colorado, who are…

Julie Gerstein | April 18, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Study: People Who Spend Their Money On Experiences Are Happier

How you spend your money says a lot about you — and it says even more about whether or not you’re a happy person. A new study from San Francisco…

Julie Gerstein | April 6, 2012 - 9:20 am

8 Ways To Be Happier Right Now

I have a theory. Happiness isn’t about the situation we’re in. It’s about how we see and feel about the situation we’re in. And this is awesome news. Because that…

Amy Spencer | February 14, 2012 - 10:00 am

Delusion Does A Happy Marriage Make

A new study conducted at the University of Buffalo found that the secret to a happy marriage is being slightly delusional about your partner. Researchers found that those who tend…

Ami Angelowicz | March 7, 2011 - 3:20 pm

Happiness Is … Dancing Like A Spaz On National Television

In this case Happiness is a person on Ireland’s “Got to Dance” and not a human emotion. But her scat-inspired dance moves make me feel happier than I’ve felt…

Ami Angelowicz | January 7, 2011 - 12:15 pm

Come On, Get Happy

Check out this wonderfully simple print from artist Marc Johns. Every time I look at it, I get the feeling that I’m being hypnotized, but in a good way: “You…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 2, 2011 - 7:00 pm

Girl Talk: Can You Ever Truly Be Happy For Someone Else?

When I told my best friend I was happy for her because she was pregnant, it couldn’t have been further from the truth. The truth was that her announcement ruined…

Annabelle Charbit | November 29, 2010 - 3:00 pm

Poll: What Would Make You Happier Than Having A Man?

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Ami Angelowicz | October 6, 2010 - 11:10 am

The Secrets Of Happiness

A dairy firm called Yeo Valley recently surveyed 4,000 adults in Britain about their lifestyles to determine what makes people happy. Think you know what the secret to happiness is?

Wendy Atterberry | October 1, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Does Everyone Really “Deserve” Love And Happiness?

The other day, I posted a letter in my “Dear Wendy” column from a young woman who said she couldn’t understand why she didn’t have a boyfriend despite being very…

Wendy Atterberry | September 13, 2010 - 5:00 pm