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Why Our Passions Change, and Why That's OK. The Psychology of Your Future Self and How Your Present Illusions Hinder Your Future Happiness. Your Brain Is Nagging You. Here Are 5 Ways to Make It Stop. 9 Common Traits Of Happy People (That They Don’t Talk About) Forum Happylab 17 mai 2014. Meet the Least Happy People in America. Wavebreak Media/Shutterstock If you were introduced to a random group of white-collar workers and offered a million dollars if you could select the happiest person in the rom group, what kind of person would you pick: A man or a woman?

Meet the Least Happy People in America

Married or single? Children or no children? According to a new survey released this month, your odds of winning the cash would increase if you skipped any 40-something, single female professionals and focused on the middle-aged male managers with one child at home and a wife who works part-time. Proof That Hiking Makes You Happier And Healthier! John Muir was onto something when he said, “In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

Proof That Hiking Makes You Happier And Healthier!

Hikers battle bug bites, blisters and bruises for the sake of overcoming a challenge and enjoying some quality time with nature. But along with the snow-capped mountain tops and ocean views come an abundance of mental and physical perks. Here’s what hikers can teach the rest of us about leading a happier, healthier life. Hikers are creative. 7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Happiness. By Maria Popova From Plato to Buddha, or what imperfection has to do with the neuroscience of the good life.

7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Happiness

If you, like me, are fascinated by the human quest to understand the underpinnings of happiness but break out in hives at the mere mention of self-help books, you’re in luck: I’ve sifted through my personal library, a decade’s worth of obsessive reading, to surface seven essential books on the art and science of happiness, rooted in solid science, contemporary philosophy and cross-disciplinary insight. From psychology and neuroscience to sociology and cultural anthropology to behavioral economics, these essential reads illuminate the most fundamental aspiration of all human existence: How to avoid suffering and foster lasting well-being. The question of what makes us happy is likely as old as human cognition itself and has occupied the minds of philosophers, prophets and scientists for millennia.

The One Thing You Need to Do to Find Real Happiness. Racorn/Shutterstock Our minds create many thoughts that can lead to our being unhappy, the key phrase being, our minds create.

The One Thing You Need to Do to Find Real Happiness

The thoughts and beliefs that we hold affect everything about us. Here in the United States, and in most of the developed world, people are consumed by consumerism. So much of our unhappiness comes from wishing that things were different, wishing that we had something else instead of what we do have. I remember meeting a woman once who had a beautiful daughter.

What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why? The surprising science of happiness. 5 Things Happy People Do Every Day (and You Can, Too) What are the Secrets to a Happy Life? At 19 years old, Godfrey Minot Camille was a tall redheaded boy with a charming manner who planned to enter medicine or the ministry.

What are the Secrets to a Happy Life?

In 1938, Camille enrolled in a study that would follow him for the rest of his life, along with 267 other Harvard College sophomores deemed by recruiters as likely to lead “successful” lives. 5 Ways To Be Happier – Backed By Science. Practice Gratitude This is a seemingly simple strategy but I’ve personally found it to make a huge difference to my outlook.

5 Ways To Be Happier – Backed By Science

There are lots of ways to practice gratitude, from keeping a journal of things you’re grateful for, sharing three good things that happen each day with a friend or your partner, and going out of your way to show gratitude when others help you. In an experiment where participants took note of things they were grateful for each day, their moods were improved just from this simple practice: The gratitude-outlook groups exhibited heightened well-being across several, though not all, of the outcome measures across the three studies, relative to the comparison groups.

The effect on positive affect appeared to be the most robust finding. The Journal of Happiness studies published a study that used letters of gratitude to test how being grateful can affect our levels of happiness: The Happiness Equation. If you were wondering – yes, there is a mathematical equation that can predict what will make you happy.

The Happiness Equation

Researchers from University College London developed the equation after observing a group of study participants play a game involving monetary risks and rewards. They then used the equation to analyze data from more than 18,000 people from around the globe, collected through a handy smartphone app. The data was all about what made these people happy on a moment-by-moment basis, including how they felt and what they were thinking before feeling happy. And the equation below, according to the researchers, was able to successfully predict the factors leading to their happiness a significant percentage of the time. I can’t pretend to understand how the researchers developed the equation, but one word in their lengthy explanation resonates with my math-addled brain: expectations.

According to Dr. On the other hand, Rutledge says, sometimes we feel happy well before we know the outcome. «Le bonheur ne dure pas ? Tant mieux !» Entretien avec Sonja Lyubomirsky. Bonne nouvelle : le bonheur est possible.

«Le bonheur ne dure pas ? Tant mieux !» Entretien avec Sonja Lyubomirsky

Mauvaise nouvelle : pas pour longtemps. Peut-être, pour être heureux, faut-il chercher le bonheur, pas le trouver. Vous écrivez dans votre dernier livre que pour être heureux, il faut se débarrasser de certaines idées préconçues sur le bonheur. Happy Thoughts: Here Are the Things Proven To Make You Happier.