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Hack Your Mind for Mental Health An Unabashed Endorsement for Integral Thinking  We have talked a lot on DailyHap about psychological, physical, even spiritual development. We’ve talked about how all of these relate to happiness. But we haven’t talked too much about mental development and how our framework—the lens through…

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PRISM—Can it bring us happiness? I was surprised by the news, and I felt a bit outraged and betrayed. A lot of people I talked to responded with a hint of boredom. “That’s been going on for decades.” Some felt the need to defend the government’s actions, some felt paranoia,…

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The idea that we don’t have enough space and resources on our planet for the growth of our population is not only unfounded, it produces unnecessary unhappiness. Replacing this myth with a more optimistic view is a more realistic view of the future, is more pragmatic, and can lead to…

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Comically and Conscientiously Self-Promoting (Previously Published on DailyHap.com) “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” —Buddha Sure, you can achieve your happiness goals alone, but why bother? Why hide your happiness,…

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Whether it’s Thor or Tina Fey, these simple exercises will help you get in touch with your best self Last night I watched Iron Man 3. I love Tony Stark (the character who is Iron Man); he’s brilliant, brave, delightfully arrogant in self-aware kind of way, and he consistently saves the…

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I want to offer a different way to address gun violence in our country, one that might be more individually empowering and ultimately effective today than our current proposals. Almost all of our commonly proposed solutions—fewer guns, more guns, background checks, licensing, better mental health coverage, etc.—are external solutions that leverage behavior…

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Let’s pretend for a moment that you have a friend who hates the politics of George W. Bush. Whenever the guy speaks, he begins to seethe with anger, and the rest of his day is ruined.

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Originally posted on DailyHap, where I regularly contribute articles on happiness and well being. Fact: When you listen to music you like, music evokes positive emotions(1). Playing it combats stress(2). Music therapy has been shown to improve moods, raise motivation, reduce anxiety, and even “fight depression, insomnia, and addiction” (3)(4). It…

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