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2013-10-10 23:29:53

Recent study indicates that strong self-esteem can act as a buffer against disappointment or worry. The study was conducted by Queendom.com and PsychTests.com in 2008 to 2010, using their Self-esteem Test. Montreal, Canada (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 How amazing would it be if we could cast a protective shield spell around us like a Harry Potter character? In this case, a type of psychological barrier where no insult, criticism, or discouragement could ever touch us? According to researchers...

2013-10-07 23:04:34

Not as much as family, according to more than 1,000 survey respondents. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 Only 21 percent of respondents said money can buy happiness in a new survey from credit card comparison website CreditDonkey.com. And just 10 percent out of over 1,000 respondents in the survey said getting rich leads to the most happiness. "Have we finally learned that money isn't everything?" asks Charles Tran, founder of CreditDonkey.com. "While most of...

Our Possessions Do Not Make Us Happy, Sorry iPhone
2013-10-07 11:40:50

[ Watch the Video: Happiness Comes From People, Not Things ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Though helpful, it seems iPhones and other gadgets aren’t capable of making us happy. A new Swedish study finds that it is people and human relationships that nurture us and make us truly happy. After analyzing articles published in Swedish newspapers in 2010, psychology researcher Danilo Garcia, of University of Gothenburg, says he discovered no link between...

2013-10-04 08:21:40

Providing The Tools And Inspiration For Helping People Achieve Lasting Happiness On Their Path LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher JP Howell and his wife, author, Heather Hennessy-Howell are off to the Major League Baseball postseason playoffs with the Dodgers, while simultaneously launching their newly redesigned website and outreach programs for Discover Your Path. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131004/MN91923) Discover Your...

2013-09-26 23:32:48

ShareHappiness is a social and learning platform that links the science of happiness to every individual. Appealing to experts in well-being as well as those who seek to foster positivity, ShareHappiness promotes what is truly important in life through a social atmosphere with a scientific base. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 ShareHappiness launched its new online platform to merge the experts in the science of happiness with the general public. A recent academic study featured in...

Your Facebook Use Can Say A Lot About Your Self-Esteem
2013-09-13 05:46:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A person’s level of self-esteem and self-determination may help explain how they create and monitor their online social media personas, according to a new study by researchers at Penn State University. "The types of actions users take and the kinds of information they are adding to their Facebook walls and profiles are a reflection of their identities," said S. Shyam Sundar, Distinguished Professor of Communications and...

2013-09-10 14:21:56

By combining the experience of self-reported positive and negative emotions among 1,400 US-residents, researchers created four affective profiles which they then used to discern differences in happiness, depression, life satisfaction and happiness-increasing strategies. The differences between these profiles suggested that promoting positive emotions can positively influence a depressive-to-happy state (defined as increasing levels of happiness and decreasing levels of depression across the...

Canadian Report Claims The World Is Becoming Happier
2013-09-10 10:35:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Given the current financial and political climate, it may be hard to believe that overall happiness is on the rise. This is the claim made by Canadian professor John F. Helliwell,  whose latest World Happiness Report details the corners of our globe where happiness prevails. This report, the second of its kind, has been released in the weeks leading up to the United Nations General Assembly as a way to judge a type of well-being...

2013-09-09 23:27:41

New book reveals how to advance our 'caveman brain' for radical happiness. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2013 Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson made a name for himself with his first book, Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. Hanson's new book Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence' (Random House, Oct 2013) illustrates how taking just a few extra seconds to stay with a positive...

2013-09-09 00:21:21

New report ranks the happiest countries, with Canada ranking #6, and reveals six key factors supporting happiness TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - As heads of state get ready for the United Nations General Assembly in two weeks, the second World Happiness Report further strengthens the case that well-being is a critical component of economic and social development. The report is published by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), under the auspices of UN Secretary...