Artist and musicial David Byrne founded a nonprofit editorial project "that is a tonic for tumultuous times." Check out the rich stories and features that "balance a sense of healthy optimism with journalistic rigor, and find cause for hope." Because the world is full of better ways.
Greater Good magazine is published by the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, which for nearly two decades has been exploring the science of a meaningful life. Through articles, videos, quizzes and podcasts, the Center provides stories, tips and tools for living a happier life.
In lifehacker, Patrick Allan explains "the comfort principle" in which you spend your money where you spend your time. For example, if you spend eight hours a day at a desk, make sure you have a comfortable chair. “Imagine happiness like a garden," he says. It takes constant upkeep and care.
The editors of New York Magazine have created a directory of more than 100 Black-owned businesses you can support in seven different categories: beauty brands, bookstores, clothing and accessories, food and drink, fitness, home décor, and gift shops and beyond. Supporting one of these shops is one of the most direct and sustainable ways to support the Black community.
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This organization provides science-based information on the life skills and habits needed to enhance well-being, build resilience against depression and anxiety, and pursue a meaningful life. The website draws attention to the remarkable links between ancient wisdom and the new science of happiness.
Growing Bolder is a team of award-winning journalists, broadcasters and creatives all focused on sharing the inspirational stories of ordinary people living extraordinary lives — men and women who are redefining the possibilities of life after 50. Subscribe to the newsletter or magazine, or catch them on the TV, radio or podcasts.
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Calm is the #1 App for sleep, meditation, and relaxation, and has been named by the Center for Humane Technology as “the world’s happiest app." The mission of the folks at Calm is to make the world happier and healthier. Its most popular feature is a 10-minute meditation called “The Daily Calm” that explores a new mindful theme and inspiring concept each day. Calm also contains over 120 Sleep Stories (bedtime stories for grown-ups) plus sleep music, meditation lessons, nature sounds and videos. The Calm app is free to download. (from Laural)
Enroll in this free course to engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.