How to Be Happy

This One Simple Thing Can Push Your Sexy Quotient Through the Roof

Petra Zebroff | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Living
Petra Zebroff

Here is some proof. Humour is one of the highest rated traits for attracting a lover -- ranked by men as appealing, topping even 'wearing sexy clothes'. Both men and women considered humor to be in the top three traits that make someone appealing for short-term (read "sexual") or long-term (read "partner") connections.

Want To Be Happy? It's All Math (No, Seriously)

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 08.05.2014 | Canada Living

A mathematical formula to assess happiness, based on the rewards people receive with respect to their expectations, has been developed by researchers ...

9 Lessons to Inspire You to Live Life to the Fullest

Natasha Koifman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

When my most sarcastic and cynical friend Carlos sent me the link to Tim Minchin's honourary Doctor of Letters acceptance speech, I was expecting something sarcastic, certainly not something I would connect with in the strong way that I did. Here are Tim Minchin's nine life lessons and how you can apply them.

Yes, Eating Cheese Makes People Happy, But Saying 'Cheese' Will Make You Happier

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Living

That voices betray emotions by means of their tone is as old as human history, but new groundbreaking research now pinpoints the two-way correlation b...

Not a Cat Person

Beverley Golden | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Beverley Golden

When my brother Niel and I were young, we begged our parents for a dog. After finally wearing them down, they said "yes" and my lifelong love affair w...

10 Lessons Learned From the Eye of the Storm

Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed | Posted 06.29.2014 | Canada Living
Fariha Naqvi-Mohamed

I've come to learn that the best parenting I can offer at certain times is to give myself a time out. This gets significantly easier as my kids get older. It's when I realize that my kids are being kids and sometimes that just means loud craziness and it's me who needs some down time.

What Most People Don't Understand About Work and Happiness

Sheldon Dyck | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Living
Sheldon Dyck

Why is the difference in people's happiness massive when they make $80,000 instead of $50,000, but negligible when they make $200,000 instead of $100,000? Why are some of the unhappiest people in our society the children of enormously wealthy parents?

Happiness Challenge May Lead To Sadness, Psychologists Warn

CBC | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Living

The happiness challenge, a trendy online project that asks people to be happy for 100 days in a row, could backfire for some, Canadian psychologists s...

Your Fake Laugh Isn't Fooling Anyone

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Living

With March 20 declared International Happiness Day -- a day to celebrate the importance of happiness in our lives and the world, it's an occasion to p...

10 Secrets Of Being Happier In Your Relationship

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living

Happiness is something we all try to attain, but when it comes to finding happiness in relationships, it's not rocket science: people just want to be ...

Why Some People Don't Care About Happiness

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living

A recent review has found ideas on happiness vary greatly according to culture. Mohsen Joshanloo and Dan Weijers of the Victoria University of Well...

Healthy Husband, Happy Marriage?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Living

A new study by the University of Chicago found that good health and agreeability on the part of husbands are keys to preventing relationship issues in...

Do You Practice These 10 Happy Habits?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Living

A new survey has found that self-acceptance is the "healthy habit" people struggle with most. The U.K. charity Action for Happiness, in conjunctio...

10 Ways To Be Happy Every Day

Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Living

Everyone finds their own trusted method of making themselves smile. There are countless ways that people search for happiness, but we’ve whittled it...

Are You Looking for Happiness in the Wrong Places?

Collette Gee | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living
Collette Gee

As far back as I could remember, my happiness was hinged on the approval of other people -- their opinions, their presence and their happiness. How could this be, I wondered, and why was I so dependent on other people to feel good about my life?

Go Ahead, Make Their Day: How To Brighten Someone Else's Life

Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Like paddleboats and appetizer platters, happiness is meant to be shared. Luckily, it doesn’t take a grand gesture or an all-expenses-paid trip to t...

A Wonderful Life: Things That Made You Happy Each Decade

Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

Happiness comes in all forms: sleeping in on the weekends, seeing a chubby pug puppy waddle by, playing a game of Go Fish with a family member. But th...

10 Things Productive Employees Do Differently

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 11.25.2013 | Canada Living

They never miss a deadline, seem to be everyone's office favourite and always have a smile on their face — even on Monday mornings. They're producti...

The Secrets of Happy People

Dr. Jamie Gruman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Jamie Gruman

Most of the time I ate chocolate bars without much thought. In fact, I'd often half-consciously find a wrapper in my hand without any real memory of eating a chocolaty treat. The ease with which I could afford chocolate bars had caused me to appreciate and savour them less. I came to think of this phenomenon as the cost of convenience -- a failure to appreciate things.

THIS Is How You Become Happier

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Living

iPhones and other gadgets can be useful, but they don't make us happy -- but people and human relationships do, at least according to a new Swedish st...

Emergency Bad Mood Buster Items You Can Use Anytime

Everyday Health | Elizabeth Shimer Bowers | Posted 01.09.2013 | Canada Living

By Elizabeth Shimer Bowers; Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, MD You’ve got your life’s essentials tucked into your tote, but do you h...

How to Be Happier

Louisa Jewell | Posted 12.22.2012 | Canada Living
Louisa Jewell

I completed my master's degree in applied positive psychology, which is the scientific study of psychological well-being, happiness and human flourishing. While things like practicing gratitude and performing random acts of kindness were more obvious paths to happiness, there were some very surprising things I learned that transformed the way I thought and lived my life.

My Ten Favourite Things About October

Meghan Jessiman | Posted 12.20.2012 | Canada Living
Meghan Jessiman

I started practicing gratitude and, though it makes the cynic cringe to say it, doing so has genuinely had a positive effect on my attitude. I'm not saying it's a cure all, but taking a moment to smile about the good instead of brooding over the bad can't really hurt in the grand scheme of things, can it? To that end, here's what's been doing the trick for me this month.

How Do You Achieve Success? Q&A With Stedman Graham

Tamy Emma Pepin | Posted 11.28.2012 | Canada
Tamy Emma Pepin

What are the things that I want to achieve in my life? What do I want to do? How do I structurally lay it out? Are there places that I can visit that are relevant to what I want to do, to whatever will make me happy. I try to be clear on those things that are important in my life as opposed to those things that are not important. And I try to eliminate all those things that have nothing to do with me focusing on things that are relevant to my passion, my purpose, my skills, my development.

Five Steps To Finding Your Inner Child

Janet Auty-Carlisle | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Living
Janet Auty-Carlisle

I meet a lot of people who are either unhappy with their career choice or just plain unhappy with life. There's a feeling of confusion, of being lost, of having lost oneself somewhere along the way. Do you know that person? Maybe you are that person. The good news is it's a simple fix to turn that around. Here's what to do in five easy steps.