Books to Seriously Boost Your Happiness in 2018

Want to boost your efficiency, be happier, and more emotionally intelligent? Take these 10 steps thanks to awesome new books.

Stop Giving People More Stuff This Holiday—Do This Instead

This is how to make others (and yourself) truly happy this holiday season.

The Key to Becoming the Most Wonderful Version of Yourself

We all strive to be successful, or "good at" our work, parenting, athletic effort, or whatever our favorite hobby is. But one thing we don't think about is how to be wonderful.

Phubbing—The #1 Phone Habit to Drop For Better Relationships

Here's what happens to your relationships when you ignore others for your phone.

Friendship at Work Can Be Tricky, But Also Life-Saving

Friendships at work are critical for happiness and success - but you have to manage them with skill

3 Essential Secrets to Writing & Selling a Popular Book

Everyone has a book in them - but not everyone knows how to get it out. We have misconceptions about what it takes. Here are 3 essential secrets to making it happen.

6 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Handle Their Anger

How to communicate frustration without destroying your relationships.

Why Your Mind is Better than Pills at Conquering Pain

Conquering pain and stress with the mind is not only possible—it's powerful.

Three Science-Based Reasons Vacations Boost Productivity

Americans generally believe that they should push themselves before they actually take a break. They don't realize that vacations will make them more—not less—productive.

6 Bad Pieces of Advice Parents Give Kids

We’re giving our kids scientifically unfounded advice about how to succeed in life .  Here’s what to do instead if you want them to succeed and be happy.

11 Keys to Mastering Difficult Conversations

As a happiness and workplace well-being researcher, I'm asked about this all the time. These 11 tips work.

How Animals Heal Us and Teach Us

Animals and pets can bring tremendous healing benefits to children and adults. They think and feel much in the way we do. Here's why we stand to learn a lot from them..

Three Surprising Ways Nature Leads to Success and Joy

Green spaces boost happiness, make you smarter and more creative. So many science-backed reasons to go take a hike!

How to Give to Others Without Burning Out

Many of us feel burned out. Taking care of others seems like one more burden. Here are science-backed ways you can give to others, reap the benefits, and feel nourished too!

The Loneliness Epidemic and What We Can Do About It

Our need to feel special may be feeding a loneliness crisis. Here's what we can do!

Seven Ways to Uplift a Friend (and Yourself) in Crisis

How many times do we find ourselves with a friend who is going through a breakup, a loss, or another difficult life transition and find ourselves at a loss for what to do?

When Grit Goes Wrong and What to Do Instead

Talented people often fall for an idea that ends up harming their success in the long run - here's the science of how to avoid it (and become happier to boot).

The Ridiculously Easy Way to Become an Innovative Thinker

Whether you're a stay-at-home mom or a CEO—innovation, problem-solving, creativity—they determine your success. Here's the easy way to access breakthrough thinking.

7 Must-Read Books to Change Your Life This Summer

After a long winter, here's some serious inspiration for the summer months to boost your happiness and success!

The 3 Top Secrets of Master Communicators

In our quest to become powerful communicators, we forget about the powerful impact of shutting up and listening.

8 Ways Your Body Speaks Way Louder Than Your Words

We all face difficult conversations with our spouse, our boss, our employee, our friends. We get so caught up in our words we forget the most important part: our body language.

8 Things to Do If You're the Target of Hurtful Gossip

When it comes to being the target of negative gossip, you can make yourself resilient and avoid letting it get the best of you.

How to Keep Politics Out of the Playground

No matter what our political affiliation, our children are entering a deeply divided society and playground. Here's how to keep playgrounds safe and your children resilient.

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

You're more likely to achieve your dreams if you are happy, here's why.

The Top 3 Insights of Highly Innovative Leaders

The #1 quality CEOs look for in employees: creativity. Here's the secret to an innovative mind

The Surprising Key to Relationship Success

When you develop a loving relationship with yourself, you are happier, you connect better with others, and your relationships with others thrive.

The #1 Shortcut to Greater Productivity

Why Adderall and other stimulants backfire for productivity—and what to do instead

How to Get the Deepest Rest of All

Many of us are tired or burned out, here's how to restore ourselves for good.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Spirituality

Whether you identify as Christian, Buddhist or conscious mindful yogi, spirituality appears to improve health, happiness, and even longevity.

The Incredible Healing Modality You've Never Heard Of

Foot zoning looks a lot like acupressure but is not at all the same. Foot zoning, practitioners claim, brings a person back into balance.