10 Ways to Be Happier at Work

Do you know how to be happy at work? Being happier at work is not a “nice to have,” it is a “need to have.” When you are happier: You are more productive You are more engaged in your work You are more liked Do you love what you do? Do you like what you do? Sometimes...

You Need to Hear This

Have you ever felt like you were being underestimated? “Lurking in the back of my mind at all times was a sense that I was always being underestimated. I knew within myself what I wanted to try to be. And I felt that there were others that just sort of assumed that I...

Laughter Lunch: 10 Videos to Make You Laugh

How do you spend your lunch break? If you’re like an estimated 80% of professionals, you probably hurriedly eat your food while continuing to work. About a year ago I realized working through lunch or skimming social media (sometimes good, sometimes boring, sometimes...

3 Easy Steps to Being More Authentic By Being Yourself

Just be yourself. Don’t pretend to be something you’re not. Be genuine. Try to be more authentic. But, really folks. What does authenticity really mean? Am I the only one who struggles with this question? Am I the only one who has a small authenticity crisis whenever...

How to Host a Game Night

One of the best ways to quickly and effortlessly level-up friendships is to create a shared experience. I learned this the hard way. Here’s how it happened: In 2009 and 2010 my husband and I urban nomaded – we traveled the world living in different cities for 1 to 3...

What Makes Buddy the Elf So Happy?

Let me tell you a secret. I do not consider myself a happy person. That’s not to say I am unhappy, but I am not one of those people who can find the positive in every situation – who jumps out of bed in the mornings with glee and is always brimming with joy. I tend to...

The Best Games for Bonding

I LOVE playing games – board games, people games, talking games, guessing games. AND I find it is one of the best ways to connect with people. People always ask me what the best board games are for different scenarios. For example: What game is best for connecting new...

Kindness: 6 Selfish Reasons To Always Be Kind to Others

Here at the Science of People, we believe that kindness is the key to happiness. And, not only do we believe it, but numerous studies have supported this fact. Being kind to others is the secret to living a fulfilling life. As a result, kindness is what fuels nearly...

How to Throw an Awesome Party

I am terrified of nightclubs. I hate loud bars. And I get lost at concerts. This makes Friday and Saturday nights as a non-80 something difficult. As soon as it was socially age appropriate, I began to shift people from raves and bar crawls into game nights and dinner...

Want to Feel Happier? Change the Tone of Your Voice

We have learned through microexpressions that when you make a certain facial expression, you begin to feel that emotion. Well, as it turns out, this same phenomenon happens when you change the tone of your voice — you begin to feel the emotion behind the tone....

One Extremely Easy Way to Be More Grateful

Sometimes gratitude is a little like eating our vegetables: we all know it’s good for us (and our happiness), and we should definitely do it on a daily basis… but how often do we actually do it? I am guilty of this too–of being a little too busy or a...

You Laugh Differently With Friends Than With Strangers

One of the things I love most is sharing a good belly laugh with my best friend. You know, the kind where you’re laughing so hard it hurts with happy tears streaming down your face as you try your hardest to catch your breath but you just start laughing all over...
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