How Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Relates to Happiness

Is Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Useful in Our Quest for Happiness?

We know for a fact that biological and psychological needs drive our existence. More specifically, by our desire to fulfill our needs and live a joyous life. We need food and water to survive; a roof over our head to satisfy our need for comfort, and exciting activities to fill our need for self-fulfillment and … Read more

Eudaimonic Happiness: Is Eudaimonia the Secret to Your Well-Being?

Discover what is eudaimonic happiness and how this can lead to substantial growth, inner peace, and prosperity.

Have you ever wondered what lasting happiness looks like? Have you ever wished to achieve authentic well-being? Each of us -no matter the race, culture, or socio-economic background we were born and raised in – want a happy and joyful life. The only thing that differs is the means through which we achieve it. While … Read more

How to Love Yourself: 16 Ways to Forever Change Your Life’s Potential

Learn how to love yourself in these 16 ways to love yourself with image of a girl looking at the mirror.

I think you’ll agree with me when I say, learning how to love yourself isn’t something that happens overnight. It took me many years to realize and feel the effects of not loving myself. The moment of realization was heartbreaking for me. I didn’t have a road map on how to mend my heart, but … Read more

Post-Traumatic Growth: Can You Find Happiness After a Horrible Event?

Learn how to achieve post traumatic growth and how to foster post traumatic growth and resilience.

​Have you ever witnessed an event so devastating that it shocked the very core of your personality? Or perhaps you’ve heard about the struggles of those who’ve been through trauma. Despite getting past a traumatic event, some people never really manage to recover completely. Fortunately, there is a way to overcome trauma and find happiness … Read more

Feeling Alone: Why Does Loneliness Hurt So Bad? (and How to Deal With Feelings of Self-Isolation)

Learn about social isolation symptoms and why you are not alone in feeling lonely or feeling alone in a relationship.

Do you feel alone, even when you are surrounded by people? You are not alone in feeling lonely. According to a study from the loneliness experts at the University of Chicago, over half of all Americans feel lonely. That is a lot of loneliness out there. Many people feel alone. So what causes those feelings … Read more

6 Life-Changing Methods to Not Feel Lonely All the Time

If you feel isolated and simply don’t know how to not feel lonely, this article is for you.

Loneliness sucks! Being lonely means feeling isolated and apart from the people around you. Even those with many “friends” are subject to loneliness if they feel the value of those connections is superficial. Almost everybody will feel lonely from time to time. But we typically cycle in and out of the feeling of as life … Read more

Aristotle’s Practical Wisdom: Does doing the right thing make you happier?

Does doing the right thing make you happier? How do we even know what the “right” thing to actually is, in a world that seems to be slipping further into hatred, mistrust, and apathy on a daily basis? The answer to these questions might be to look back to the past, rather than forward to … Read more

What Makes People Happy: 54 Ideas on How to be Happy

Discover how to be happy and how to be a happier person and find true happiness in your life with these 54 ways.

​Over a person’s lifetime, how much do you expect that their happiness will increase? Most people seem to think that the answer is ‘A LOT’. Sure, there will be tough times and the occasional sadness, but as they accomplish and accumulate, their happiness will go up and up and up. FALSE. Most people die a … Read more

How to Stop Rumination: 7 Steps to Stop Overthinking and Accomplish more

Overthinking is evil. Like the whispers of a devil, it pretends to help while just making the situation worse. Overthinking leads to rumination. Rumination leads to action paralysis.

Want to learn how to stop rumination?

Unfortunately, the cure for overthinking is as complex as the cause.

But follow these 7 steps and you can slowly but surely rid yourself of the poison known as overthinking and rumination.

Sidebar: One of the simplest ways to reduce rumination is to declutter your mind. This book can help you make that happen.

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Direct Brain Stimulation, a Billion Dollar Invention? Not Yet.

Every single feeling of perception – of touch, of smell, of color – can be traced back to a particular set of neurons.

Stimulate those neurons directly and a person’s perception of reality can be controlled.

In the 1940s, neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield experimented with the brains of his patients. He sent mild electric shocks to their somatosensory cortex.

As a result, they felt as if their body was being touched even when it wasn't. A shock to one area, a feeling of their arm being pushed, a shock to another and a feeling of their upper lip being nipped.

Science fiction takes brain stimulation technology to its extreme – fully immersive virtual reality. Want the user to feel as if he's actually boxing, not just waving his hands in the air? Sense his arm and body movements. Then stimulate the neurons responsible for his fist and arm when he gives a hit and the neurons responsible for his head and nose when he takes one.

But why limit direct stimulation of the brain to physical perception?

Stimulate the brain’s happiness centers and BAM – you’ve got happiness on demand.

You can purchase a direct brain stimulation device online, plunk it on your head, pick a brain region, get zapping, and enhance your mood, memory, and attention.

You can spend 25 years working hard in order to make your life perfect and finally get those happiness neurons firing as much as you want, or just maybe, you can use tDCS for 25 days.

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