Optimism, The Blind Man’s Gamble

Are you a gambler; do you like to take unrealistic chances? I’m guessing you said ‘no’ to that question. Are you optimistic; not all the time, but on balance? If you said “yes” to this question but “no” to the first, I’m going to call you out. Optimism is a blind man’s gamble. Cultivate optimism. That’s advice … Read more

Omega-3 Supplementation – Good For The Heart | See the Research

Is Omega-3 the silver bullet of supplementation? It’s potential effects are vast, from improving cholesterol numbers, reducing the risk of developing diabetes, reducing inflammation, preventing renal disease, assisting in weight loss, increasing muscle growth, reducing stress, improving cognition, and boosting mood.1 But don’t let the hype confuse you. There are conflicting studies (a lot of them, actually); they just don’t get … Read more

Does Watching TV Actually Make you Happier?

Does watching TV make you happier? It certainly distracts, but is more happiness generated by this form of entertainment or by living in the present moment? In this post on wathing TV and its effects on happiness we take a hard look at the research behind TV watching and happiness, and see if there is … Read more

Yoga – It Isn’t Just for Female Hipsters

Have you heard of yoga before? Have you heard of its super-awesomeness?

By this point, we've all been informed; I've been informed, many times.  But the idea of doing something so hipster and female has been so ridiculous to my subconscious mind that I had never actually consciously considered doing it.

I'm a man. I like sports & beer . Yoga? Not unless it's to pick up chicks. (Actually I like dancing and piano… but I am a man!).

Forward to three weeks ago, and I was contorting my body to the words of  Esther Ekhart on YouTube.

It was inevitable. I blog about happiness; every tenth article I read or person I talked to mentioned yoga.

And then I stopped.

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A Month of Happiness: Psychostimulants, Laughter, Gratitude, Fake Smiles & Happy Friends

Last week, I declared June the Month of Happiness. I decided to post one article every weekday, each containing a practical idea that you can apply to become happier, immediately. We talked about psychostimulants, laughter, gratitude, fake smiles, and making happy friends. I’m sure you’ll find at least one article that fits your interests, personality, and situation. Day 1: … Read more

Three Good Things, A Small Gratitude Exercise for a Large Boost of Happiness

You can increase your long-term happiness by almost 10% with a simple, fun and free 5-minute exercise.1 Here’s the exercise:  “Write down three things that went well each day and their causes every night for one week. In addition, provide a causal explanation for each good thing.” That’s it. We spend tens of thousands of … Read more