This is part two of the ‘Letters to my 20-year-old self’ series, where we invite individuals and personalities to share words of wisdom to their younger selves.
A new study, looking at whether people had found or were searching for meaning in their lives, revealed that meaningfulness peaks at a certain age.
A series of sweet images has been compiled as part of a worldwide contest to find the “50 happiest photos of the year”.The competition, called #Happiness2020, was launched by free-to-use photography app Agora, and received more than 16,750 entries from professional and amateur photographers around the world.The top 50 photographs showcase talent from 19 different countries across five continents: from Myanmar, Nepal, and Egypt, to Australia, UK, France and Spain.READ MORE: Wedding photographer calls out guest for ruining 'once in a lifetime moment'Users of the Agora Images app are now invited to vote for their favourite of the 50 finalists, to help the judges decide, with the winner to be revealed on 2 January 2020.The joy-rendering images range from a 95-year-old couple photographed in a village in Vietnam to a woman befriending an elephant in Myanmar.Another photograph is of women chatting and joking while they do their daily work at a rice plantation, and a pair of children playing together in Papua, Indonesia.Click through the gallery below to see some of the photographs that made the shortlist.
The feel-good effect of smiling is something you probably thought you were pretty clued up on. Psychologists revealed in the journal Psychological Bulletin that facial expressions can directly influence our mental health. Scientists looked at almost half a century of data exploring whether facial expressions affect mood.
These days, it can often feel like the goodness in the world is being snuffed out by shady politics, social intolerance, and…
I’ll be the first one to admit that I’m a full-fledged busy bee. I spend my college days spearheading campus projects, jetting…
Much has been made, as of late, of the Danish philosophy of hygge. What you need to know: It's pronounced "hoo-ga" and is, in latent terms, an aesthetic and emotional celebration of all things cozy and convivial. And a new tome, The Little Book of Hygge: Danish Secrets to Happy Living, out Tuesday, instructs on how to use the practice to cure the ailments of the modern world. Did we mention that, according to studies, Danes are meant to be among the happiest people on earth? Perhaps st
If you’ve ever spent time with two people — one of whom approaches life from a positive perspective and another who approaches everything from the negative — it is easy to tell which is the happiest.
Every time we consider the idea of brutally honest truth, one of the first things we think of is Jack Nicholson delivering that line from A Few Good Men: “You can’t handle the truth!” So, what is it about the truth that’s so intolerably terrifying?
As you struggle with the tension in your marriage, the lack of funds in your bank account, the aches and pains in your body, or anything else that’s been piling up in your life, it’s not simple or easy to gush gratitude.
[Photo: Instagram/Alison Kimmey] When we read blog posts about fitness and happiness, the focus is usually on losing weight. Even in posts about self love and body positivity, there’s still often the suggestion that we’d be better off a few pounds lighter. And while losing weight is a good and necessary move for many, the pressure to look or weigh a certain way can be exhausting and damaging. This is why health coach Allison Kimmey recently decided to turn this idea on its head in a recent Instagram post.