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 Pieces of Bad Advice We 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.

7 Powerful Ways to Live a Highly Compassionate Lifestyle

Despite this age of terror, there is a lot you can do to make a difference - and it doesn't take much.
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3 Highly Effective Ways to Give Critical Feedback

We have this idea that giving critical feedback is necessary but difficult. But research and Eileen Fisher show us it doesn't have to be.
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3 Foolproof Ways to Prevent Work Burnout, Backed by Science

Why your productivity may be making you less productive and what you should do instead—backed by science.

3 Ways Meditation Improves Relationships - Backed by Science

Meditation can seem like a lonely activity, even a selfish one —after all, you're doing something, on your own, for yourself. But research shows it makes you a better partner.

The Benefits and Dangers of Highly Empathic Parenting

Children of Empathic Parents Thrive. Parents Don't. Here's What You Can Do.

An Incredible Alternative to Mindfulness You Never Heard Of

Does meditation make you anxious or mad? The good news is that you don’t have to do mindfulness meditation. There are other ways to reach inner peace—backed by science.

What the Best CEOs on Earth Do Better

What distinguishes good leaders from great ones? What distinguishes good workplaces from exceptionally happy workplaces? One thing.

5 Reasons This Election Is Nuts—and the Science Behind It

Here's why the leading candidate is someone everyone hates.