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How to Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness

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Image credit:Shutterstock The more I learn about the brain, the more fascinated I am by it. Things I used to think were just a mystery (like what makes us happy and what makes us sad), I’m now learning are totally controllable. So, I was really excited to talk to one of the leading neuroscience psychologists in the field today. Dr. Rick Hanson has written multiple bestselling books about how to actually…

Our Brains Are Predisposed to Misery, But That Doesn’t Mean You Have to Be Miserable

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Image credit:J E Theriot | Flickr | Enhanced by Entrepreneur Do you know any of those beautiful people with supermodel looks who could not stop talking about how devastating it was that they had gained a half-pound or how ugly they look and feel at certain times? I always wondered how they could look at themselves in the mirror and see only the flaws. Why can’t they focus on the positives?…

Just as Happy Being Single? This Could Be the Reason.

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Image credit:Shutterstock Being in a romantic relationship can provide some obvious benefits, including a baked-in sense of support and a defense against loneliness. It's no surprise, then, that research suggests those who are in one experience slightly higher levels of well-being than those who aren't. Or is it? Romantic relationships can also be incredibly stressful – even the best ones include conflict, misunderstanding and compromise, as well as the risk…

5 Steps to Grow Your Business Through … Happiness

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Image credit:Eric E Castro | Flickr Happiness sits atop the pinnacle of human needs and is the ultimate goal behind our lives' endeavors. Even an entrepreneur’s relentless quest for a thriving business is fueled by the belief that his or her business will lead to happiness. But what if, instead of happiness being your destination, it played a role while you were growing your business? There is certainly evidence of success among brands…

Commit to Employee Well-Being and Your Team Will Grow the Company

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Image credit:Shutterstock You are supposed to make the entire company run properly. Every dollar spent needs to pass by you for approval. The whole organization expects you to make the right decisions. You have been preparing for this moment. You are the CEO. The public will judge your leadership based on numbers. How fast is the company growing? Are you profitable? Did you release new products this year? Did you…

Why Digital Marketing Firm Elite SEM Makes Employee Happiness Its No. 1 Priority

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Image credit:Elite SEM This company is ranked No. 1 in our large-company category on our Top Company Cultures list.   Elite SEM, a digital marketing firm in New York, offers the usual buffet of perks: free lunches, frequent happy hours, unlimited vacation and stipends for employees who want to continue their education. But the company's commitment to culture goes beyond surface benefits — Elite was built around the idea that employees should be…

Why We All Need to Give Up on Work-Life Balance Once and for All

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Image credit:Shutterstock What’s the deal with work-life balance? It seems everywhere we look, there are articles and books and videos that tell us how we can achieve this ever-elusive idea. We’re told that if we just find the right daily planner and set some definitive boundaries that we can have it all. We can continually grow our businesses, provide loving homes for our families, learn Spanish, have a date night and…

3 Strategies for Hacking Happiness

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Image credit:BMiz | Flickr Wealth, status, fitness, relationships – for most people, these markers are accomplished in pursuit of the ultimate goal: Happiness. Collecting these achievements makes sense – who wouldn't be happier with more money, a higher-profile job, better defined abs or a stronger marriage? But research has shown, somewhat counterintuitively, that major positive changes in life circumstances don't necessarily translate to similarly significant upticks in well-being. (Two studies,…