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Happiness In Marriage Linked to Balance and Stability In Life
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Married people are more likely to be happier in the long run when compared to their single counterparts, according to U.S. scientists from Michigan State University. The new findings, published online in the Journal of Research in Personality

Parenthood Makes People Happier
by Margarita Nahapetyan
People who have children experience greater happiness and feel they derive more meaning from life than those without kids, claim psychologists from the University of California, Riverside, the University of British Columbia and Stanford University.

Having Bad Boss Affects Family Happiness
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to new evidence, having a bad boss has an affect not only on physical and mental health of an employee, but can play a devastating role in general well-being of their family. A study conducted by Dr. Nicolas Gillet and his fellow colleagues from

Living option
Living option To Love Is to Be Happy With
by Barry Neil Kaufman
As we become happier, we become more loving and accepting. This increased comfort results in a greater degree of clarity and ease with which we handle our affairs. Such input is beneficial to all involved. Thus, as a happier person, our self-serving effor

On a Clear Day You Can See Yourself: Turning the Life You Have Into the Life You Want
Part 1by Guy Kettelhack
This is a book about making choices. Maybe that doesn't sound like a new idea. Certainly a book directed to women about making choices may seem to cover familiar territory. We've heard from feminists for nearly thirty years now that we have the right to

Midlife Issues: Health, Work, and Family
Midlife Issues: Health, Work, and Familyby Susan Krauss Whitbourne
An issue that assumes critical importance in midlife (if not earlier) is that of physical health. In the field of behavioral medicine, a concept that trumps all others in terms of predicting chronic disease, particularly heart disease, is the type A behav

What Really Makes Young People Happy
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to the new findings from the department of Sociology, the real key to a happy life for both young men and women, is being healthy and living with a partner. The investigators from the United Kingdom carried out their study, involving 1,100 young

You Are Not Sure What Will Make You Happy? - Ask A Stranger
by Margarita Nahapetyan
When you find yourself in a position when it is hard to figure out what will make you happy - do not hesitate just to go and ask a complete stranger. The experience of that person is more likely to help you make up your mind and predict your future

Happiness Gene Found By Psychologists
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Whether you see a glass half-empty or half-full may depend on your genes, report scientists in Britain. Variations in a mood-altering gene influence whether people take a pessimistic or optimistic view of the world

Money Can Make People Happy
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Psychologists have discovered that people who spend their money on the right things such as going to the theatre, dining out or going on vacation, are more likely to be happier with their life than those who spend their money on material things.

Happiness And Happy People
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Different people have different goals that they pursue in their lives, but there is one common universal goal for everyone - the goal to become happy. Some people spend a lot of time and nerves to make money, thinking that money itself will make them

Courage: Love That Forces Change
Courage: Love That Forces Changeby Stephen Post, Ph.D., Jill Neimark
Courage is love as action-love on her silver steed, forcing change in the world, rising to challenges, negotiating lite with skill, and confronting others with care and wisdom. The qualities that courage draws upon- hardiness and resilience, as well as th

Looking Into the Future
Looking Into the Futureby Matthew Kelly
I admire people for so many different reasons. I admire people who take care of themselves physically, because I know how hard it is to do that. Some people make the excuse that it doesn't come naturally to them. I don't think a finely tuned body comes na

The Craggy Hole in My Heart and the Cat Who Fixed It
Part 1by Geneen Roth
A Zen teacher once said that life is like getting into a boat that is just about to sink. Death: it's the fly in the soup. My mother says she is afraid of dying, not death. Not me: I am afraid of both. I am convinced that when I die, someone, I don't know

The Pleasure of Being Foolish
The Pleasure of Being Foolishby Roger Housden
Falling in love is surely the most foolish and irresistible of all the pleasures available to any human being. Most of us fall for it at one time or another. My own story went this way: a fifty-three-year-old man sells his house in England, leaves a good

My Dark Nights of the Soul
My Dark Nights of the Soul Living Light As A Feather: How to Find Joy in Every Day and a Purpose in Every Problem
by Ruth Fishel, M.Ed.
Sometimes we hear an inner voice that screams so loudly that we must listen to it. It might appear to be an actual voice, a dream or some kind of sign. It might come to us as an inner knowing, the simple knowledge that it is time for change, that it might

Isolation and Pseudo-Intimacy
Isolation and Pseudo-Intimacyby Anne Katherine, M.A., C.M.H.C., C.E.D.T.
The little curly-headed child stayed in my mind. I replayed the look on her face when she saw her father. She didn't smile-a natural response in a toddler seeing a loving parent after a separation. She held that toy out, as if she was used to this man tak