happiness

How to Do What You Enjoy

It is amazing how many people spend their time doing things that they don't like doing. Here are some tips that have helped me to do more of what I enjoy in life.

Quarterlife Crisis! What is It?

Does something like a quarterlife crisis really exist? Maybe.

How to Get a Life: Consider the Worst Case Scenario

There is something that drives everything we do. When the masks are removed, fear controls much of what we do. Fear poisons us until we are too paralyzed to act. Learn a helpful st

How to Win the Lottery Without Paying a Penny for the Ticket

We've all fantasized about what we'd do with our huge Lottery windfall. Make that dream a Lottery, without wasting money on the ticket.

How to Build Your Own Trigger for Happiness

What would you say if I told you that you could build a button that, at a push, instantly floods you with the feelings of your choice? I'll show you how.

Best Money Tips: Escaping the Mundane

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips roundup. How watching movies can increase your money IQ, why the rich are leaving their mansions, and how to get stuff done after a tirin

5 Ways to Improve Your Well Being and Delight the Soul

Finding happiness doesn't have to mean completely overhauling your life. Discover simple steps you can take to improve your health and make your life more joyful.

How Spending Less Made Me Happier

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need money to be happy. In fact, spending less can actually make you happier.

Being Happier Through...Botox?

At age 33, I've had Botox injected between my eyebrows to eliminate an annoying frown line. It turns out that it makes me happier, and there is science behind it.

Review: Bluebird -- Women and the New Psychology of Happiness

It's ingrained in our culture. In our Declaration of Independence we've spelled out that Americans must pursue happiness. To that end, billion dollar industries have heeded our cal

44 Ways to Improve Your Health and Happiness

Do you want to improve your health and feel better? There are a lot of different tools, methods, and practices that can help you jumpstart your wellbeing.

Do What You Love: Idealistic Nonsense Or Good Advice?

"Do what you love" has always been the cheesiest advice you can give a young person, but can it really be solid advice? In anything you do, there's the struggle of between paying t

The Three F Rule Can Lead You to Happiness

In advertising, my chosen career, there is an unwritten rule for working with clients that makes everyone’s lives just a little better. It’s the three F rule. But when I explained

That "What if you knew you were going to die" question

You've no doubt seen the question in many different forms. Sometimes it's, "What would you do if you learned you were going to die tomorrow?" Other times it's "What would you do

The Key to Happiness: A Case Study

Let's explore the lives of two very different people with an aim to discover what the key to happiness is. It may be simpler than you think.

Book review: Happier

Here are two ideas you already know: You won't achieve maximum happiness by always doing the most pleasurable thing you can think of at each moment, but neither will you find it b

Pay attention

Is there an amount of money that's too small to concern yourself with? People make that case, usually saying something like "Life is too short to waste time counting pennies." Th

You can be as happy as a Dane

Studies regularly find that Danish people are the happiest people in the world. At first glance, it looks like the conditions that make them that way aren't really available t

How to be happy

A lot of happiness (and unhappiness) comes from within. But there are other things that matter a lot: relationships, doing important work, living your life according to your valu

The things that money just can't buy

After reading Ed's post about Afluenza , I began thinking long and hard about what I have in my life that really matters to me. It's all very well keeping up with the Joneses, but at the end of the day it really doesn't mean anything. [more]