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  • Finding happiness in America
    Finding happiness in America
    Would you like to go on awonderful journey? It’s a journey of self-discovery, from the inside-out, one that involves pleasant readings through passages that enable you to reflect on where you are and to imagine new possibilities for...
  • Purpose of Life
    Find your life's purpose in 4 easy steps
    "Purpose" is a word used by many self-help coaches as an essential component of a happy, fulfilled life.Your purpose basically refers to the "reason you exist" here on the planet, what you were "meant" to do and be,...
  • Extreme close-up
    Your image - save face
    No matter who you are, you feel better and perform better if you treat yourself with the respect to look your best. Do it for the world of eyes and cameras (especially in downtown Chicago) that land on you every day. Do it for your partner or...
  • Minimize risks by being aware and informed, practice caution and preparedness
    Minimize risks by being aware and informed, practice caution and preparedness
    It may sound complicated, but it's actually about simplifying! With the Holidays soon approaching, and crime still prevalent in our area; in our World, it's a good time to refocus on caution and the big picture. Do you watch for...
  • GOTB Syndrome
    Memories of a Water Rat
    I write about 'it', I talk about 'it' on TV, radio, and the internet. I’ve given interviews about 'it'. 'It' is even in one of the chapters of my book. The ‘it’ I’m talking about is loving...
  • Buick Invitational
    Opportunities for growth and life learning can come from the strangest places
    Sometimes the opportunities for personal growth can come from the strangest places.Take the case of pro golfer Larry Silveira who walked into a local Laundromat to wash some garments during his stay at the 1997 Buick Invitational.After loading a...
  • Desigual SS 2015 collection: Celebrating happiness with colorful prints
    Desigual SS 2015 collection: Celebrating happiness with colorful prints
    Recently, Desigual presented its Spring/Summer 2015 collection on the runway at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. The collection exudes the feeling of happiness that Desigual is known for and showcases bright floral patterns...
  • Not all managers support wellness
    Is it safe to be healthy here? Part 1: Co-workers
    The United States was founded to include the "pursuit of happiness" as an inalienable right. Many equate health, wellness, and well-being with happiness, so it makes sense that these pursuits should be supported. Unfortunately, in the...
  • No Joke - A Devotion
    No Joke - A Devotion
    John 15:10-11 (NKJV)If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.I...
  • I Am Happy - A Devotion
    I Am Happy - A Devotion
    Proverbs 3:18 (NLT)Wisdom is a tree of life to those who embrace her; happy are those who hold her tightly.God wants me to be happy. I woke up with this thought this morning. He intends for me to have a joy-full life. No really, He does. Encircled...
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    Dr. Oz: Best diet sources of serotonin for boosting happiness and weight loss
    Do you wish that you could feel happier? By understanding the habits of happy people and eating the right diet, you can achieve that goal, said Dr. Mehmet Oz on his Aug. 29 talk show. And serotonin, which can help boost weight loss as well as...
  • Happiest people
    New studies reveal happiest people living in politically conservative states
    New studies of income tax levels and happiness ratings reveal an advantage of living in conservative leaning states over more liberal localities.Specifically, five of the seven states that do not levy income taxes include conservative leaning...
  • You'll never find happiness
    You'll never find happiness
    Happiness sometimes eludes most people because they are looking so far beyond themselves that it is nowhere to be found. What's not understood is happiness is not to be found but realized. If you're too busy searching for it you'll...
  • Fun questions for a first date
    Unusual questions to ask in an interview, on a first date or to yourself
    You might be very surprised what you could learn from asking some off the wall questions. I've hired hundreds of people and interviewed hundreds more for journalistic reasons over the years and get the most insight from questions and...
  • Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks on stage at the campus of Lehman College for the Dream Big Day at the Bronx Children's Museum on July 25, 2014, in the Bronx borough of New York City.
    Big government makes happier people researchers claim
    Research styled as a conversation starter by the scientists that conducted the study indicates that industrialized countries that have bigger government influence on economic factors produce happier people. The study was conducted by Dr. Patrick...