happiness

Ten Minutes of Exercise a Day Can Make You Happier

Science is constantly evolving and moving forward. Now, it confirmed that only ten minutes of exercise a day can make you happier.  Everyone is aware of the overall benefits of sports and physical activity. Exercise allows our body to release well-being…

Middle-Aged People Tend to be the Happiest

“Middle age” is that stage between the ages of 40 and 60. Until recently, people used to say that this stage was marked by a crisis that all middle-aged people went through. However, several studies show that this isn’t as…

Are You Afraid of Being Happy?

It’s normal for people to have phobias. Most of us know someone who’s afraid of spiders or heights, for example. However, it’s not normal to be afraid of being happy. Being “repulsed” by happiness can be a serious problem for…

The Power of the Duchenne Smile

Some say that the Duchenne smile is the most genuine smile. Its magic dazzles us and transmits positive emotions. Thus, out of all the expressions the human face can reflect, this is undoubtedly one of the most attractive and striking…

Suffering by Avoiding Suffering

It may seem incredible, but in recent decades there’s been a rise in a social mandate that forces us to be happy above everything else. Avoiding suffering has become the motto that many adhere to regardless of its implications. So much…

8 of Schopenhauer’s Rules to Being Happy

Schopenhauer’s rules to being happy arose from the German philosopher who was noted for his pessimism. His ideas revolved around the theory that happiness is no more than an artificial illusion. In fact, after the philosopher’s death, a manuscript was…

Why You Must Learn to Forgive and Move On

When someone hurts you, you’ve probably asked yourself “Why should I forgive them?” You’ve probably also understood that forgiving is not an easy task and you’ve maybe even confused forgiving with forgetting. The truth is that, when something or someone hurts…

Emotional Intelligence in Seniors

Recent studies show that, on average, senior citizens have a high emotional intelligence. They value their relationships and tend to them. Seniors know how to appreciate the present moment. They adjust their emotions to match what’s going on around them so that…

Pleasure and Purpose: The Ingredients to Happiness

Participating in activities that provide us with pleasure and purpose can increase our happiness. In fact, scientists agree that both pleasure and purpose are two fundamental ingredients to happiness.  But first we need to answer an important question: what is…

5 Ways to Find Happiness in Small Acts

It’s possible to find happiness in small acts. Who said that we can only find fulfillment in great events and achievements in life? Each day is valuable and each act has its own meaning. However mundane that act may be,…