How Do Work Breaks Help Your Brain? 5 Surprising Answers

Work smarter. Take a break! Discover 5 reasons why work breaks can lift your productivity, creativity, and well as your spirits.

Is It True That "Movement is Medicine?"

Too tired and achy to exercise? Evidence is piling up that exercise is just what you need to prevent certain health problems and reduce the risk or harmful impact of others.

12 Quick Mini-Meditations to Calm Your Mind and Body

Even if you don't have the time or the desire for a formal meditation practice, you can benefit from these 12 mini-meditations of 30 seconds or less. Find peace of mind ASAP!

Is Someone Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Goals?

Could friends, family, or colleagues try to sabotage your weight loss success? A recent small study shows that "lean stigma" does exist and what you can do about it.

10 Ways You Are Causing Your Own Unhappiness

There's a lot of suffering in life, but you don't have to add to it by making yourself unhappy. Discover 10 ways you might be causing your own suffering...and how to stop it now!

3 Surprising Secrets to a Longer Life

Want to live a longer and happier life? These three recent studies offer fun, if slightly offbeat, ways to increase your longevity.

9 Holiday Resolutions for Sanity, Safety, and Joy

Why wait for the New Year to make a vow to change? To give yourself the gifts of comfort, joy, and sanity, try these 9 Holiday Resolutions on for size.

25 Fun and Helpful Quotations About the Human Mind

These quotations about the mind are witty, wise, and science-based. Memorize one or two, and use them when you need comfort, motivation, entertainment, or enlightenment.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Your Mind

Here are 8 of the strangest aspects of your mind, and what you can do to make your mind a friendlier place.

What Would You Discover in the "Happiness Museum"?

What if there were a "Happiness Museum?" Here is what you might find inside--all based on the latest studies about positive emotion and happiness. Get happy here!

How One Pilot Calmed His Passengers With Just a Few Words

This pilot used 4 simple communication skills to soothe the minds of his passengers. While not a "Miracle on the Hudson," he made life better for a planeload of people.

How to Build a Happier Brain in Two Easy Steps

Learn Rick Hanson's simple two-step process for "hardwiring" positive experiences into your brain so that you can feel happier, calmer, and more confident.

10 Ways to Make Yourself Happier in 30 Seconds or Less

Can you make yourself happier? Use these 10 research-based techniques to become happier in 30 seconds or less.

2 Million Page Views, 6 Years of Blogs: The Top 10

123 blogs, 2 million page views. Which blogs were reader and blogger favorites? These Top 10 earned the gold star.

Create a Calm and Positive Mindset With These 7 Simple Cues

There's an easy way to bring positive emotions into an ordinary day. Find out how to use the strategy of cues to set the stage for a happier, calmer, kinder state of mind.

The 9 Superpowers of Your Smile

New research reveals that the simple act of smiling has numerous benefits for you, and for those around you.

Use Psychology to Handle These 7 Sticky Situations

Use the latest research in psychology to handle these 7 typical problem situations. You could make better decisions...and even save your own, or another person's, life.

What's Worse for Your Brain Than a Concussion?

Parents now know the possible harms from concussions. But this other common activity could also damage the brains of both young and old—yet it is widely accepted as "normal."

Is There One Best Way to Quit Smoking?

How best to quit smoking? The real key to terminating any bad habit is surprising...and it's not something research alone can tell you.

Looking for Your True Self? 10 Strategies for Self-Knowledge

How can you find your "True Self?" These 10 strategies can take you down the path of self-discovery.

Know Yourself? 6 Specific Ways to Know Who You Are

What does it really mean to "know yourself?" These 6 "VITAL Signs" of Self can help you understand yourself, make better choices, and be happier.

11 Easy (and Unexpected) Ways to Reduce Stress

These 11 stress-reducers may seem odd, but they are effective and easy to integrate into your daily life. Add them to your collection of stress-relievers!

When Pleasure Fantasies Cause Distress, What Can You Do?

Blissful daydreams and fantasies can be fun and helpful...unless their dark side takes control.

No New Year's Resolution Yet? Your Future Self Has an Idea

Looking for motivation in the New Year? Resolve to keep doing what you love for as long as you can. Here's how a simple thought experiment can lengthen your "healthspan."

12 Easy Ways to Shrink Annoying Problems Down to Size

Got a problem? Shrink it! These 12 techniques will relieve stress by shrinking annoying problems down to a more manageable size.

3 Powerful Ways to Cope With Any—Yes, Any!—Stubborn Problem

Feeling stuck with that persistent problem? There are 3 possible apps for that.

The Most Important Reason to Exercise is Rarely Mentioned

So many good reasons to exercise! But the most important reason to exercise rarely gets a mention, even though it is vital to your daily life.

9 Reasons You Need a Personal Motto

When complicated ideas get lost in space, a good motto can remind you of what's really important.

13 Steps to Better Relationships...And Peace of Mind

You can use mindfulness techniques to create a more peaceful mind. But good social relationships may be just as important.

How 5 Voices Inside You Can Make Your Day

For positive self-talk that can raise your confidence, motivate you, and soothe your troubled spirit, strengthen these 5 helpful inner voices. Yes, everyone has them!