Tag: positive psychology

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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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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Broadcasting Happiness with Michelle Gielan on Live Happy

Michelle Gielan

March 20 was the International Day of Happiness – a time to reflect on how our emotional and social connections are more valuable to our happiness than any material goods we could buy. Live Happy produced a 24 hour live stream of interviews on the International Day of

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3 Uncommon Ways to Drive Happiness in the Workplace

Shawn Achor

This article by Mark C. Crowley featuring an interview with Shawn Achor  was originally published on Fast Company.  Engagement is the holy grail of workplace satisfaction. Here are three new ways to think about your employees’ happiness. By the late

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Use Psychology to Reach Your Goals Faster: 3 Ways

Shawn Achor

This article was originally published at Tech Cocktail, written by Kira M. Newman When I picked up Shawn Achor’s book Before Happiness, I thought I was reading a book about positivity. It turns out, it’s also a book about success –

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Oprah & Shawn Achor on the Secret of Happy People

“Super Soul Sunday – Oprah & Shawn Achor: The Secret of Happy People”  Super Soul Sunday Episode Summaries Part 1: Aired Sunday, May 25 at 11 a.m. ET/PT on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Oprah sits down with Shawn Achor, a Harvard-trained researcher and the New

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Be Realistic: There Is No Limit to What You Can Do

Have you ever thought about what you could do, if you really decided to? I’m not merely talking about what your skills, education and talents are capable of. I’m talking about what is really possible for you. There is a

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Raise Your Spirits and Boost Your Success

  Until I began researching happiness at Harvard, I thought that if you just worked harder, you’d be more successful, which of course would make you happier. But my research showed that formula doesn’t work. Every time our brain records

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Achieving Happiness Despite Everyday Challenges

Learning that you or a loved one has a chronic illness is news you never want to hear. The knowledge of such information is often accompanied by feelings of fear, anger, and depression, which can cause debilitating, unnecessary stress. By

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Why Positivity Gets a Bad Name

After giving a lecture at a large tech company, I got into a cab bound for the airport along with one of the attendees. As I searched for my seatbelt in the bottomless crevice of the back seat, I noticed

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Is Happiness Impossible?

In difficult times is happiness out of reach? On a cold, wet morning in Boston, I was peering out the subway windows over the recently thawed Charles River, dreaming longingly of the sailboats that dot the water in summer, when

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Want a promotion? Give more social support

The greatest metric for predicting job satisfaction and engagement is the social support perceived by the employee. And job satisfaction and engagement directly correlate with productivity. So the best and fastest way to feel more connected and therefore more productive

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Are Happy People Dumb?

“Happy people are not the smart people.” I was talking to a stock trader shortly before giving a lecture at a large bank in New York. I think he thought I was a fellow trader, but I felt a little

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