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Swap Your Bad Attitude for Positive Thinking to Get Ahead at Work

A bad attitude at the offices causes mental fatigue and a drop in productivity, a new study says.

9 Smart Career Tips for a Bright, Successful Future

Your guide to making a most out of your job for a bright, successful future.

25 Health Perks of Being Happy

From boosting heart health to living longer, a positive outlook affects a lot more than your mood.

The Health Benefits of Being an Optimist vs. a Pessimist

There are health perks to looking at a glass as half-full or -empty, but which perspective is really better for you?

Sidestep Stress, Beat Burnout, and Have It All—Really!

Suffering from too-much-to-do-itis? Join the club! So we asked happiness and productivity expert Christine Carter, Ph.D. for help.

Yoga Poses for Instant Happiness

In need of a quick mood boost? Try these easy poses to increase endorphins.

5 Healthy Habits To Get You Through a Breakup

Banish these bad breakup habits and you’ll feel better in no time.

How Bad Are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Mental Health?

When it comes to social media sites and your mental health, using the sites in the right way is crucial.

6 Custom Care Package Ideas for Someone You Love

When it comes to comforting friends, family, or even deserving strangers, few things do the job better than a box of well-thought-out goodies.

9 Celebs Speak Out About Their Haters

Love 'em, hate 'em, learn from 'em: Hollywood stars share secrets for handling people who only bring negativity into your life.

18-Year-Old Saira Blair Becomes Youngest Lawmaker

Saira Blair ran her campaign out of her dorm room—and nabbed West Virginia's seat in a landslide vote yesterday.

Oprah Winfrey Gives Thanks, Jessica Chastain Talks Being Bullied, and Padma Lakshmi Packs a Punch

In the new issue of her namesake magazine, the star spills on starting her day right.

5 Reasons to Pamper Yourself

You’re your own harshest critic. Give yourself a break—science says so!

Your Brain On: Laughter

Have you had your Rx of laughter today?

The Happiest Place on Earth, In Defense of Big Booties, and Why Women May Hold the Key to Marriage

OKCupid's founder crunched the numbers to find out. Plus, the happiest place on earth, and how researchers say there's some truth to the adage "happy wife, happy life" after all.

Can This App Make You Happier?

Sunday night blues? New technology from the creators of Happyness could be your answer.

Is This the Secret to Health and Happiness?

Healthy gut bacteria is linked to everything from improved immunity to a better mood. So how do you make sure your stomach's in good shape?

Why Weight Loss Isn't the Secret to Happiness

Slipping into a smaller size may feel good, but if you expect it to solve all of your problems, there are bigger issues to address first.

Is This the Equation for Happiness?

Science may have finally found it, according to a new study.

Mindful Minute: Why Is Being Grateful So Important?

Studies find giving thanks can make you happier and healthier—here's how to start incorporating "thank you" into your daily routine.

Women Are Happier, Less Stressed at Work Than Home

Chillax and savor every second of the long weekend—but you may find yourself happier when you return to work, a study says!

You Can't Buy Happiness: Public College Grads Just as Happy as Ivy Leaguers

The key to success isn't where you went to school—it's what you did while you were there.

Bad News: People Can Tell When You're Fake Laughing

Uh-oh: Your polite chuckles and smiles aren't fooling anyone, according to new research.

Girls' Happiness Drops Sharply at 11 Years Old

The tween years are tough, and a new study highlights just how tough, especially for young women.