Stay Positive

Complainers, whiners, pessimists...sometimes, the people in our lives just see the glass as half empty. But that doesn't mean they have to bring everyone around them down.

A Guide to Handling Criticism

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.

When comments turns destructive, put on the brakes while you still can.

How to Hang on to Happiness

By Peg Streep

Here are myths and strategies.

Stay Happy Around Negative People

By Dr. Matt James

The critical thing you must do BEFORE confronting a negative person.

Living With Someone Negative?

By Susan Newman Ph.D.

How being more positive can save your relationship.

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By Douglas LaBier Ph.D.

Finding your own path from anxiety to pleasure

By F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.

The Narcissistic Boss

By Mark Banschick M.D.

A Simple Act of Kindness

By Leana Wen M.D.

Soft Criticism

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How to Be 1% Happier

By William Irwin Ph.D.

A Crying Face in the Crowd

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Gaining Perspective on Anger and Childhood Wounds (Part 2)

By Andrea Brandt Ph.D. M.F.T.

Pessimists: Stay Away From Me

By Loretta G. Breuning Ph.D.

The Best Kept Secret to Happiness: Compassion

By Emma M. Seppälä Ph.D.

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Westboro Baptist Church: Modeling Empathy on the High Road

By Travis Langley Ph.D.

7 Steps to Living the Life You Imagined

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.

Five Powerful Happiness Habits You Need to Learn

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.