happiness

Can Happiness Courses Really Make You Happier?

When Krysta signed up for the UC Berkeley course The Science of Happiness, she didn’t know what to expect. The closest thing she’d done before was a personal development boot camp that had a bit of positive psychology thrown in. But after grappling with a fundamental disagreement in her marriage, she…

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Brighten Your Life With String Lights

After a couple of months in isolation, I began looking for ways to improve our living space in small ways. If I was going to have to be home all the time, I wanted to want to be here. One of the best things I did, a little thing that…

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The Key to Long-Lasting Happiness Isn’t Just About Marriage and Money

We live in a culture that values “experiences”. These are often promoted in the media, and by those selling them, as vital to enhancing our well-being. We all know big life events like marriage, parenthood, job loss and the death of loved one can affect our well-being. But by how…