Happiness is elusive because there isn’t an exact recipe for it, no matter how much we want one and how many scientific studies are done to help us understand happiness. Happiness is one of those experiences that we just know when it happens. If you need to think about whether you’re happy, you probably …
America's pursuit of happiness and why it's gone wrong
We are so preoccupied with happiness that the Declaration of Independence guarantees our right to pursue it. But are we doing it right? Historian Caroline Winterer argues that what the founding fathers meant was public happiness, the need for citizens to work collectively toward a robust democracy. "Only public happiness," she explains, "creates the umbrella of stability under which we can pursue private happiness."
Commentary: What about that pursuit of happiness?
Timothy J. Shannon is the chair of the history department at Gettysburg College. On the Fourth of July, many Americans will take the opportunity to read the Declaration of Independence. It is a long document, but the passage that is most likely to stir feelings of patriotism comes early, at the start of the second paragraph:
In pursuit of healthy living: is raw food the way to go?
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How to Choose Happiness
We've been conditioned to believe that we were either born with the ability to be happy, or not. But biology is not destiny.
How space and architecture influence happiness
From the gloom of the subway to the calm of a cathedral and the joy of a light-filled galleria, it's clear our built environment affects mood. Alas, too often, the impact is a negative one
The Pursuit of Happiness: How Happiness in the Workplace Influences Productivity
Ted isn’t excited about going to work today. In fact, he has been having trouble waking up and making it to work on time for the past few weeks. His performance suffered and when he was asked by his boss if there was something wrong at home, Ted couldn’t think of anything. He just isn’t [...]
A 7-day guide to the pursuit of happiness
It can take just minutes to break through a foul mood if you know the right tricks. Here are some scientifically sound tested to help you beat the blues.
20 Ways to Spread Happiness
Share on When my mind wanders, I often think about how I can leave a mark on our world. I even imagine my eulogy in order to better understand the legacy I want to leave. But once I snap out of the daydream, I’m left with a thirst for action. Because there is no better moment than now, and I can leave my mark on this world each and every day. We're taught to believe that the world is a scary place. The…
In Pursuit's John Walsh’s Tip on Catching Fugitives: ‘Make the Call’
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9 Tips in Life that Lead to Happiness
Are you truly happy? Do you even know what it means to be happy and what it takes to achieve happiness? These are important questions for anyone who is see
International Day of Happiness: how happy are you?
Groups all over the world will be attempting to spread joy and happiness today as part of the UN's third International Day of Happiness project. But how happy do you rate yourself?
Lessons In 'The Happiness of Pursuit' From Chris Guillebeau
"The Happiness of Pursuit": Tim Maurer reviews the book by best-selling author Chris Guillebeau and gets us thinking about the power of our personal quests. What are YOU pursuing?
What Nature Can Teach Us About Happiness
Nature decreases our stress levels. Like a restorative yoga class, spending time in nature has been shown to reduce stress by lowering the stress-associated...
Dr. Mitchel Goldman Discusses How He 'Nspires Happiness
In this video, Cosmetic Laser Dermatology's Dr. Mitchel Goldman is featured on Happiness Adventure's new video to talk about his 'nspire happiness philosophy...
How Pocket Change Can Unlock Employee Happiness
Would you rather have 10 dimes, four quarters or a one-dollar bill? If you ask a child, he or she might go with the 10 dimes because the more you have of something, the better it seems. Counterintuitive though it may be, the same can be said for adults. Studies have shown that people are more likely to fish for smaller denominations than break a $50 bill – even when the value spent is the same. According to this theory, called “The Denomination…
How Brands Can Support The Pursuit Of Happiness
We’ve been pursuing happiness for 2,500 years. Philosophers, theologians, psychologists, economists, marketers, self-help gurus, Hollywood, Broadway, and How can your brand implement positive psychology and support the pursuit of happiness? Follow these steps.
TDT’s Top 7 Crazy Mistakes We Make in the Pursuit of Happiness
Let’s face it. Every time you turn around, you find new advice on being happy. Books promising to reveal the true secret of happiness. Blog posts telling you, “Write down three things that make …
Beyoncé Reminds Us All Why the Grand Canyon Is One of America’s Best Travel Destinations
Take a look back at Bey and Jay’s trip and learn exactly why the Grand Canyon is one of the U.S.’s great natural wonders.
How Our Definition of Happiness Has Changed — From 1938 to Now
Time can offer a different perspective — that’s the result of a study 80 years in the making.