Posts tagged "happiness"

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 pretty. She went on to admit that she has very little to say in social settings, has begun resenting her friends in relationships because of…

By: Wendy Atterberry / September 13, 2010

Dear Wendy: “My Fiancé Doesn’t Believe In Happiness”

My fiance is not a happy person — he’s not blue or misanthropic, but he’s been raised to believe that happiness is something only naive people believe in, so one should shoot for security instead. We recently transitioned from living together to a long-distance relationship because he found a job after a year-long search. He…

By: Wendy Atterberry / September 11, 2010

Come On, Get Happy: Strange Statistics On Who Is And Who Isn’t

For the past five days, we’ve been celebrating “Love Yourself Week” on The Frisky. And really, at the end of the day, what is loving yourself all about? Just being happy with who, what, and where you are. So I was a little tickled today to see these interesting statistics about happiness on The Daily…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 20, 2010

What’s Your Definition Of Happiness?

The other day, I came across this post: “Does the meaning of ‘happiness’ change as we age?” It featured this quote: “The research finds that the meaning of happiness shifts as people age: Whereas younger people are more likely to associate happiness with excitement, older people are more likely to associate happiness with feeling peaceful—a…

By: Susannah Breslin / June 14, 2010

5 Good Reasons To Crack A Smile

How many times a day do you smile? Chances are it might not be enough. Smiling can change your mood, making you feel happy even when you didn’t think you could. Think about it — people are always busy, whether they’re late to work, shopping around, or running errands. We often forget how easy it…

By: Carli Alexa Blau / June 2, 2010

Mind The “Happiness Gap” If You Want To Keep Your Love Alive

How important is it for both partners in a relationship to be equally happy to make it last? According to a new study done at Deakin University in Australia, it’s very important … especially for the ladies. Researchers studied the effect of the “Happiness Gap,” a theory which states that the bigger the difference i…

By: Ami Angelowicz / May 21, 2010

What Will Beauty Products Of The Future Be Like?

According to research from Mintel, beauty products will take a new turn in 2010, one that focuses on concretely improving well-being: “Mood beauty” — products that come with psychological benefits by interacting with the body’s neurotransmitters — will be one of the key trends for 2010 among other industry innovations.” So what does that mean,…

By: Leonora Epstein / December 30, 2009

Would You Rather Be Married or Happy?

On “Oprah,” I watched a segment on women living in Copenhagen, Denmark. I was struck by the comments of one particular woman. She was tall, lean, blonde, 44 years old, and enjoying her singleness.

Denmark has been named by researchers as the happiest country in the world. There is free health care, free…

By: DivineCaroline.com / November 7, 2009

Smile! Creepy Hat Forces You To Grin At All Times

Just what we all need—a hat that makes us smile. Constantly. It’s called “The Happiness Hat” (obviously) and you either smile in it or suffer the consequences—literally, from a jolt of pain it inflicts upon you. For some reason I don’t think Bright-Sided author Barbara Ehrenreich would be feeling this contraption—because as she see…

By: Nina Carbone / October 29, 2009

Happily Ever After Someday

We all know the stories, a beautiful young woman meeting her Prince Charming, falling in love and living happily ever after. What these storytellers fail to mention is that you may have to kiss a lot of frogs before finding your Prince and once you do, there are no guarantees that it will end i…

By: DivineCaroline.com / October 24, 2009

Girl Talk: Is This What Happiness Feels Like?

At 13, it was being the odd kid and Zoloft. At 16, dark self-loathing and Prozac. My 17th birthday brought parental issues and Celexa, while my 19th pushed me to anorexia and Prozac again. My early 20s: failed relationships, Effexor, Ativan, fear of getting nowhere, issues at work, and Lexapro. Long story short: I’ve never…

By: Leonora Epstein / October 1, 2009

Girl Talk: What If You DO Need A Man?

“Some women are just happier in a relationship.”

As my shrink said this, my jaw dropped to the floor. Did she really just say that? The woman who had feminist literature on her bookshelf and never failed to induce a pep rally of self-empowerment at the end of each session?

We were, of…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 29, 2009

Frowny Face: Women Are Way More Bummed Than We Were Thirty Years Ago

A new study conducted by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the University of Pennsylvania and presented by economists Betsey Stevenson and Justin Wolfers, shows that both sex’s happiness levels have decreased over the past few decades, but women’s “subjective well-being” has declined “absolutely” and in relation to men. This is only a big…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 13, 2009

Quickies!: Brooke Shields Shows Her Cougar Side In Sexy Photos

Brooke Shields dominates wayyy younger male model Chris Fawcett in a sexy shoot for Australia’s Kurv. The mag describes the pics as portraying an older woman “finding love” with a younger man. [Pop Eater] — Thumbs up for Brooke, although it seems to be sex, not love, that these two hotties are “finding.”
Woody…

By: The Frisky / May 18, 2009

10 Everyday Victories Worth Celebrating

The most recent edition of the K Chronicles, a comic strip on Salon, caught my eye this morning because it’s all about celebrating “life’s little victories,” like “reading a neat recipe you’d like to try…and you already have all the ingredients!” and “the one dollar bookstore actually has some good stuff.” As the strip says,…

By: Wendy Atterberry / March 11, 2009

Optimism Will Save Your Life

The next time you think the glass is half-empty, think again because you could be killing yourself faster. Optimists live longer, healthier lives than pessimists, according to researchers at University of Pittsburgh who looked at the death rates and chronic health conditions of women participating in the Women’s Health Initiative Study, which began following more…

By: Annika Harris / March 7, 2009

Quickies!: Kinky Sex Equals Happiness For Australians

An unusual sex survey has found that Australians who enjoy bondage and discipline are not damaged or dangerous, and might even be happier than those who practice “normal” sex. [Sydney Morning Herald]
Wasting time on the Internet is fun and extremely easy. [College Candy]
Pubic hair dye does exist outside the world of Sex and

By: Annika Harris / August 25, 2008

Men Get Happier With Age, Women Do Not

As young adults, women start off being happier than men, and then age 48 comes along and the guys get a whole lot happier than us. According to a study in the Journal of Happiness Studies, our happiness depends on fulfilling our aspirations. Most people surveyed — nine out of 10 — want a happy…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 29, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Diabetes And Pregnancy, Having What You Want, And Teens And Sex Ed

More women are entering their reproductive years with diabetes, and pre-existing diabetes is more likely to lead to miscarriages, stillbirths, and babies with birth defects due to elevated blood sugar during the first trimester. Amelia, this means you need to lay off the leftover Peeps. [Ivanhoe]
Research published in Psychological Science suggests that people who…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 29, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Playing Gay, Guy’s Mistakes, And Faking Emotions

Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey are playing gay lovers in the upcoming movie I Love You Phillip Morris. They went out to a a gay bar together in Miami to “get into character.” [AHN]
Read the top ten mistakes guys make in bed. Do they really think they are supposed to look like porn stars?

By: Catherine Strawn / April 25, 2008