Resting Bliss Face: Rewire your Brain for Happiness with a Smile

Want more positivity, peace and happiness in your life? It’s as simple as striking a pose and rocking a smile.

Six years ago Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and Harvard Business School professor, propelled the mind-body connection into the mainstream with her TED Talk on body language. Among many of her findings, one stood out. The work of Cuddy and her colleagues showed that adopting more expansive poses for just two minutes changed the way […]

10 Little Pleasures to Help You De-Stress

True happiness is about savoring the little things in life.

At this moment in time, people across the globe are more connected than ever before. However, this connectivity comes at a price. Studies have linked heavy technology usage with fatigue, depression, and anxiety. Anyone who owns a smartphone can attest to this. Thankfully, life itself has provided us with everything we need to slow down […]

Luck: Not as Random As It Seems. Tips On How to Recognize, Capture and Capitalize on Those Lucky Moments

Life is better lucky. Make your own luck with insight from the Institute of Advanced Study's ‘Luck Lab.’

We love stories of long odds—those lucky, defining moments that inspire and amaze you. These moments are the foundation for some of our most popular stories, real or fictional. It’s the young go-getter landing the dream job after unwittingly helping out the CEO’s cousin; the guy meeting the perfect girl after a chance encounter; or […]

15 Ways to Spread Kindness

Extend a hand by extending some love.

With instant access to the world at our fingertips, it’s far too easy to be left feeling hopeless. Disheartening news about our world’s unstable political climate continuously bombards us. Social media leads us to compare ourselves to filtered versions of others. Emails and calendar notifications never stop pinging us, even when we’re not at our […]

Pondering Powerful Life Lessons with Poet and Philosopher, Mark Nepo

Inspirational quotes from Nepo's latest book, Things That Join the Sea and the Sky, help us navigate life with a deeper appreciation and a lighter step.

When life is getting sticky and the thought of, “why me?” appears and lingers, and conversely when life just feels a little too comfortable, and I catch myself smugly believing that “Oh, I totally got this,” I seek out the words of philosopher Mark Nepo. In the fast pace of life that can sweep us […]

Why Things Are What You Make of Them

You don’t have to be a creative professional or hobbyist to benefit from the "take control of your life" advice in Adam J. Kurtz’s new book.

In his latest book of down-to-earth professional wisdom, author and designer Adam Kurtz deals out some sage, and often funny, life advice for creatives. I gobbled up the pocket-sized book, not only because it gave my creative self-esteem a much-needed boost, but because much of his advice felt applicable to life in general.

17 Little Things You Can Do to Be Happy

Seriously. Pick one. Do it. Feel happier.

Instead of striving for a permanent state of happy, try doing a few small things that will make you smile and warm your heart. String enough of these together, and you might just find the happiness you seek! But let’s start one happy moment at a time.

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