Positive Living

Relaxing outside

Why Getting Outside Is a Natural Stress Reliever

New research shows that just 20 minutes outdoors goes a long way toward lowering a damaging stress hormone.

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Too much empathy?

Is It Possible to Be Too Empathetic?

Caring about others is kind and right. But to stay on the healthy side of this emotion, apply some perspective.

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Describe your stress

What Are You Getting Out of Your Stress?

Redefining your stress level may help you let go of negative patterns.

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Decluttering the house

Why Decluttering Now Will Help Your Family Later

A Swedish clutter-clearing exercise puts your life—and possessions—in perspective.

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Power of casual friendships

The Surprising Positive Impact of Casual Friendships

How taking the time to cultivate “weak ties” can open doors to new sources of happiness.

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Simple celebrations for Father's Day

3 Simple Celebrations for Father's Day

Meaningful ways to thank the father or father figure in your life—without breaking the bank.

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When you miss someone

3 Healthy Ways to Miss Someone

When a loved one is away, let their absence make your heart grow fonder.

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Spark Creativity

7 Powerful Ways to Spark Creativity

These simple practices will help you get out of your own way and fulfill your artistic dreams.

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How to grow a wild lawn

3 Ways to Let Your Lawn Go Wild

Scale back your grass with these beautifully wild and environmentally-friendly lawn substitutes.

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6 Practical Decluttering Tips from Gretchen Rubin

6 Practical Decluttering Tips from Gretchen Rubin

The happiness expert and bestselling author on how decluttering can improve your life.

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Focusing deeply on a project

Why It’s So Important to Only Do One Thing at a Time

Multi-tasking can get you through the day, but “deep work” is important to your sense of purpose and accomplishment.

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Neighbors combat loneliness

The Positive Power of a Neighbor

“Small talk” isn’t so small when you consider how even casual social connections can combat loneliness.

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