How to Start Your Day Like a Do Something Bitch

It’s early morning and you’ve already hit the snooze button twice on your phone. Finally, you not-so-gracefully wipe the crust from your dry lips, pick it up, and look at it. The CNN alert says the world is about to end, but you don’t have time for that, so you unlock the screen and immediately check your email. Then… »8/05/15 9:20am8/05/15 9:20am

High on Wonder: People Who Experience More Awe Are Nicer, Better People

Since awesome just means cool nowadays and not awe-inspiring, then real awe may be a bit like porn at this point—hard to define, but we know it when we see it. Yet, unlike copious porn exposure, researchers say that the more you experience genuine wonder, the better you will behave toward your fellow person as a… »5/28/15 3:30pm5/28/15 3:30pm

We Are Hardwired to Screw Ourselves Over Until the Day We Die

Think of yourself on your worst behavior: did you construct an elaborate narrative to justify it? Probably. But that narrative is bullshit. The real thing holding us back from growth and genuine happiness is not life in all its absurd, hard, meaningless glory. It's our own series of bullshit loopholes that keep us… »11/06/14 12:30pm11/06/14 12:30pm

Viagra May Give Men Boners, But It Won’t Give Them Happiness

In today's most breaking/shocking/sensational news, it turns out men who have been taking Viagra have not seen a significant improvement in their relationships or quality of life. Wait, what? You can't gain life-fulfilling contentment and a soul-stirringly deep relationship from simply ingesting the pill that… »11/27/13 5:20pm11/27/13 5:20pm

Poll Finds that Women Are Happiest at Size 12 (Because Cheese Probably)

Conventional wisdom suggests that, when it comes to female happiness, thinner is always, always, always better—that once you whittle yourself down to a perf size 2, all of your problems will disappear, celery will begin to taste like donuts, and Twiggy circa 1967 (the happiest woman e'er to stride the earth!) will… »10/24/13 8:15pm10/24/13 8:15pm

Not Even the Dalai Lama Can Resist the Charm of a Beautiful Woman

Once again the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso, has graced American soil and broadcast television with his message of happiness. In an interview with CBS's Norah O'Donnell, the Dalai Lama discussed a range of topics, from China's new leadership and the future of Tibet to the relationship between emotion and health.

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New Social Network Only Allows Happy Posts About Yoga and Lattes

I think we can all agree that the internet is a rank cesspool of bitterness and poison and no one should ever, ever look at it. But, on the other hand, I think we can all also agree that the internet is a magical Vegas buffet heaping with joy-shrimps and a communal fountain of human spirit fondue. So what are we… »7/23/13 4:30pm7/23/13 4:30pm