Unconscious Positivity: 5 Simple Hacks to Ingrain Happiness Into Your Way of Life

Positivity can seem like a lot of hard work, but there are many simple ways we can ingrain more positivity into our days without having to consciously think about it all of the time. Often times it’s a lot easier … Continue reading

How to Create Your Own Placebo Pills

The more we study the mind, the more we find just how mysterious it can be sometimes. The placebo effect is one great example of this. It’s a popular concept in psychology that describes how individuals can receive physical and … Continue reading

Why Meaningful Happiness is Better Than Pleasurable Happiness

What does happiness mean to you? Often times people think of happiness in two different ways. The common view of happiness is hedonic well-being – which is the belief that happiness is based on the amount of joyful and pleasurable … Continue reading

When Rationalization Gets in the Way of Happiness

Can thinking too much about your choices get in the way of happiness? A new study published in Personality and Social Psychology shows when this may be the case. Psychologists gave subjects two posters to choose from. In one group, … Continue reading

Mind Is A Verb, Not A Noun

When talking about our minds, we have a tendency to take complicated processes and treat them as simplified things. For example, we say we want “happiness” or “confidence” or “motivation” but how do we know when we really have them? … Continue reading