The Science of Happiness

Learn how to boost your well‑being with strategies from groundbreaking research in positive psychology, CBT, and mindfulness.

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What is Happiness, Anyway?

What is happiness—and what is it not? People have agonized over this question for centuries, but only recently has science begun to weigh in on the debate.

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The 6 Skills That Will Increase Your Well-Being

What's the key to lasting happiness? Research has confirmed that you can practice certain skills that will increase your happiness in life. You just have to learn how.

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Can You Really Change How Happy You Are?

In recent years, scientists have reached the overwhelming conclusion that yes, it's possible to change our happiness levels—for good. Here's why.

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The Power of Practicing Gratitude

People who take time to reflect upon the things they're thankful for are happier, sleep better, and have stronger immunity. Here's how to make it work for you.

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What is the Science of Happiness?

Positive psychology is often referred to as the science of happiness, or the study of what makes humans flourish. Learn how it can change your life.

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The Science of Achieving Your Goals

Working towards your goals can give you meaning and purpose in life. But what are the best ways to get to where you want to go? Here are six science-based strategies.

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How to Stop Dwelling on Negative Thoughts

Are your negative thoughts playing over and over in your head like a broken record? Here are a few techniques that can help you stop dwelling and refocus your mind.

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The Power of a Single Act of Kindness

You've probably heard of the pay-it-forward effect or the "helper's high"—but just why does giving feel so good? And why is one act of kindness often followed by another?

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Happiness by the Numbers

What do the happiest people have in common? They have a handle on at least of few of these instant happiness boosters, some of which may already be elevating your mood.

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7 Benefits of Practicing Meditation

Meditation used to feel like something reserved for yoga addicts, but growing research is showing benefits for the mind and body that every one of us could use.

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