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!

To Change a Hurtful Mental Habit, Make "The 4 Decisions"

Sometimes our own thinking makes us suffer. Negative mental habits are hard to change, but "The 4 Decisions" will make your mind a friendlier place.

5 Thoughts That Can Get You Through (Almost) Anything

The best advice ever? These 5 pearls of wisdom may be a bit unusual, but they provide effective, simple guidelines for making life decisions.

Why Saying Just One Word Can Calm Runaway Emotions

Can one word calm your agitated feelings? Yes! Try this simple and effective word magic and ease your distress in a nanosecond.

Vitamania! 15 Vital Facts About the Vitamins We Love

Are you a "vitamaniac?" 15 vital facts about vitamins and supplements, plus 5 questions to ask yourself before you take a vitamin or other supplement.

“I Need a Do-over!” 5 Ways to Fix Relationship Missteps

So you were a doormat or a bully and you regret it. There's a do-over for that! Try these 5 assertive scripts that will mend your relationship and restore your confidence.

Use 'One Good Thought' to Change Your Harmful Habit

To improve your life, connect with your core values. Try this simple, 5-minute technique right now!

2 Essential Habits for Your Health and Happiness

Want to change your life for the better? Start with one of these two "keystone habits," and you'll spark a blaze of beautiful benefits.

Older But Happier? 5 Amazing Findings from Recent Research

Incredibly, whoever dubbed old age "the golden years" was right! 5 recent studies highlight the link between old age and happiness.

Turn Holiday Resentment into Gratitude! 11 Simple Strategies

Resentment can ruin your holiday season. Here are 11 simple strategies for transforming resentment into gratitude.

9 Ways to Harness Your Willpower

Back up your willpower with these nine great strategies.

9 Ways to Be There for a Friend, Without Giving Advice

Advice-giving: advisable? Before you give advice to others, give yourself some advice! Then follow these 9 guidelines.

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