Being Optimistic When the World Around You Isn’t

It’s possible to look on the bright side even when no one else is   Sometimes, it’s hard to be happy when you think about what’s going on in the world. It’s harder still when the people around you constantly complain about all those things that are happening.   That doesn’t mean that you have[…]

The Benefits of Positive Thinking and Happiness

To live a happier, healthier life, it’s important to learn how to accentuate the positive. Commit to following the simple steps outlined below for one week and you’re sure to bring more positivity and happiness into your life. Consider it a one-week experiment.   How to Become More Positive   What You’ll Do: You can boost[…]

Learn to Smile More for Health, Happiness, and Longevity

Happiness not only makes life more pleasant, but can lead to better health, well-being, and longevity. To make the most of life and get started, give the smiling skills outlined below a try for one week. Consider it a one-week smiling experiment. If you commit to following these simple steps for smiling more, you will[…]

What Are the Solutions to Political Polarization?

Social psychology reveals what creates conflict among groups and how they can come together.   What drives political polarization? Is it simply disagreement over the great issues of the day? Not necessarily. Recent research by the More in Common Foundation found that more than three-fourths of Americans support both stricter gun laws and a pathway to citizenship[…]

Ten Ways Smart People Stay Calm

The ability to manage your emotions and remain calm under pressure has a direct link to your performance. TalentSmart has conducted research with more than a million people, and we’ve found that 90% of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions in times of stress in order to remain calm and in control.   If you[…]

Increase Your Positivity Ratio

For decades, we’ve known that “positive thinking” can combat stress and negativity by helping us focus on what is working, by helping us to maintain a less dire view of what we are facing, and by enabling us to put things in perspective, among other things. Researchers and psychologists have broadened our understanding of how[…]