Category: Positivity

Creating a Better Social Media Experience

better social media

Every second, your brain receives 11 million bits of information. That’s right. 11 million bits. Every. Second. And you know how much your brain ends up processing? Just 40-50 bits of information per second.[1] Those 40-50 bits that we choose to focus

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KidsWifi Combines Positive Psychology and Technology to Help Parents Raise Safer and Happier Kids

Shawn Achor

Over the past few years, I’ve traveled to 50 countries researching happiness. During this time I have worked with nearly half of the Fortune 100 companies, did a two hour interview with Oprah in her backyard, and been invited by

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Having a Bad Day at Work? Focus on Solutions

Michelle Gielan

This article by Jenny Che was first published on The Huffington Post. Michelle Gielan is a big fan of positive thinking. A former journalist for CBS News, Gielan believes that focusing on good news goes much further than harping on

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Optimists Are Better at Finding New Jobs

Michelle Gielan

Given that I’m a happiness researcher, you might think I’d strive to help people eliminate unhappiness in their careers. But unhappiness actually serves a crucial function, signaling the need for change, prompting us to switch companies or fields, or even just motivating

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Positivity in the Workplace: Q&A with Happiness Expert Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor

This article was originally published on Wrike, by Brianna Hansen, May 9, 2016.  How do you define happiness? How do you think it relates to the productivity of your team? Are your employees and coworkers happy? These answers affect more

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Reach your goal faster with this science-based brain trick

Shawn Achor

There are few better ways to witness the sheer power of human potential than to watch a runner cross the finish line of a marathon. It’s incredible to see months and years of training, determination and self-discipline culminating in one

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From Stress to Happiness and Productivity – Podcast

Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness. Michelle is the Founder of the Institute for Applied Positive Research and is partnered with Arianna Huffington to study how transformative stories fuel

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Does Your Office Have a Positive Vibe?

Shawn Achor

Help people fall in love with your company. In any line of work, there’s a good chance you do your fair of selling. You’re selling your ideas, your products, even yourself. Maybe you’re not in sales—but don’t forget to sell

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4 Positive Communication Habits for Business Success

Michelle Gielan

This article by Deborah Mitchell was originally published on Entrepreneur. When working in broadcast news, whether as on-air talent or behind the camera as a producer, you have an incredible amount of power to determine the type of information shared with viewers.

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Why You Need to Stop Worrying About Failing

Shawn Achor

Don’t let the fear of making a mistake distort your decision-making and lead to an even worse mistake. Do you know what “icing the kicker” means? In football, when a kicker is preparing to make a potential game-winning field goal,

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You are awesome… just the way you are.

My little girl stood for an hour on a San Francisco street corner, as hundreds of people rushed past after work. She held up a sign to each person who passed, no matter how they dressed or walked or looked.

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Add More Positivity to Your Day: 3 Simple Tips

Michelle Gielan

Michelle Gielan, national CBS News anchor turned positive psychology researcher, is the bestselling author of Broadcasting Happiness: The Science of Igniting and Sustaining Positive Change. Based on new research from the field of positive psychology, she shares case studies of real

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Is happiness the secret of success?

Shawn Achor

Scientifically, can happiness be an advantage? Some people think if you are happy, you are blind to reality. But when we research it, happiness actually raises every single business and educational outcome for the brain. How did we miss this?

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6 Easy Ways to Create a More Positive Workplace

Michelle Gielan

This article by Locke Hughes was originally published on Greatist. Ask us how we’re doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. Although it may be unintentional,

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Do these exercises for two minutes a day to feel happier, researchers say

Shawn Achor

This interview with Shawn Achor by Brigid Schulte was featured on The Washington Post To those who think of happiness as a “nice to have” luxury or something that comes after a lifetime of sacrifice of single-mindedly driving to achieve a

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Bringing Up Positive and Productive Leaders

In the weeks following the Sandy Hook tragedy, the lead stories on the news had been truly heart wrenching. Sometimes I found I could not bear to read or watch another story, and other times I simply couldn’t look away. As

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Is the Glass Half-Empty or Half-Full?

Shawn Achor

Plot twist—it doesn’t matter! Find out how you can build your positive outlook. If you saw me on Super Soul Sunday with Oprah Winfrey, you’ll know that Oprah and I discussed the age-old question: Is the glass half-empty or half-full?

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Teach Yourself to See Opportunities

Jim Cathcart

Contagious Optimism LIVE is a suite of uplifting and motivational talks by real people from around the world along with coauthors from the Contagious Optimism bestselling book series. These LIVE events also include powerful music and entertainment throughout the day. The

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3 Easy Tips to Curate a Positive Mood

“You did what?” I stammered, “I don’t think I heard you right.” My friend Florence smiled triumphantly. “Tasha, shutting off my cable was my only option. I couldn’t keep hearing about all the things that were wrong with the world.

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Wake Up Happy! A Conversation with Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor

The latest scientific research proves that we have the power and ability to be happier–we just need to learn how to tap into it.  Live Happy CEO, Kym Yancey  hosted a FREE, 5-Day conversation series: “Wake Up Happy!” September 22nd through September

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