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The Stubborn Asshole’s Guide To Accepting Criticism

  A few months ago, I left my previous job on a sour note. My boss and I did not get along very well, for numerous reasons. As with all things, it is the other guy’s fault and not mine…but if any responsibility could be ascribed to me, I’m...
by Feel Happiness on Aug 10, 2015

No One Owes You Anything

  Every once in a while you come across something that really sticks with you. You read the article, and it wrenches your mind in a direction that you are unfamiliar with. It leads to an “ah-ha!” moment. A few weeks ago, I came acros...
by Feel Happiness on Jun 13, 2015

Stop Being A Jerk And Learn To Cultivate Empathy

In a classic episode of The Simpsons, Bart won an elephant named Stampy. At the end of the episode, they had to give Stampy to a wildlife preserve because they could no longer afford him. Back in the wild, Stampy began to head-butt the other elephant...
by Feel Happiness on Feb 8, 2015

Cuddling: If It Wasn’t Obvious Already, Here’s Why You Should Be Doing It

Who doesn’t enjoy a good cuddle? Well, there is Michael Kelso of That 70s Show, who once remarked to his girlfriend, “Why would we cuddle when we could do it?” As crazy as it may sound, we’re about to answer that question here. We all know th...
by Feel Happiness on Oct 31, 2014

Why Are You Being So Stubborn And Defensive?

Try as I might to be open-minded and reasonable, I find it hard to take criticism. On an intellectual level, I understand there is no animosity on the part of an individual who gives me constructive feedback, but I can’t help but experience an emot...
by Feel Happiness on May 26, 2014

Why Are You Being So Stubborn And Defensive?

Try as I might to be open-minded and reasonable, I find it hard to take criticism. On an intellectual level, I understand there is no animosity on the part of an individual who gives me constructive feedback, but I can’t help but experience an emot...
by Feel Happiness on May 26, 2014

Social Comparisons, Biases, And Self-Image

A couple of weeks ago, my Dad sent me an article about a mathematical concept I had never heard of, the Friendship Paradox. Put simply, the paradox is that your friends, on average, have more friends than you do. And this is true for nearly everybody...
by Feel Happiness on Feb 10, 2014

Social Comparisons, Biases, And Self-Image

A couple of weeks ago, my Dad sent me an article about a mathematical concept I had never heard of, the Friendship Paradox. Put simply, the paradox is that your friends, on average, have more friends than you do. And this is true for nearly everybody...
by Feel Happiness on Feb 10, 2014

Bring Out The Best In Others Using This Basic Economic Principle

  “You can get everything in life you want if you just help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Zigler I’ve been on kind of an economics kick recently. If you don’t know much about economics (and even if you have studie...
by Feel Happiness on Dec 24, 2013

Bring Out The Best In Others Using This Basic Economic Principle

  “You can get everything in life you want if you just help enough other people get what they want.” -Zig Zigler I’ve been on kind of an economics kick recently. If you don’t know much about economics (and even if you have studie...
by Feel Happiness on Dec 24, 2013

How Kindness Can Improve Your Health And Happiness

“Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Ahhh, the golden rule. We have been taught from a young age to be kind to others because that is how we would like others to treat us. That’s a great rule of thumb. Unfortunately, your kind...
by Feel Happiness on Jul 18, 2013

Take Off Your Social Mask

“Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successfull personality and duplicate it.”  ― Bruce Lee “I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to l...
by Feel Happiness on Feb 7, 2013

How To See The Good In Other People

Last week, I wrote a post about how to give great compliments to other people. Here is an important excerpt: “As you become more proficient in finding positive aspects in other people, you get better at seeing positive aspects of yourself.” Seein...
by Feel Happiness on Jan 14, 2013

The 12 Characteristics Of A Great Compliment

“I can live for two months on a good compliment.” -Mark Twain   Have you ever given someone a compliment that fell on deaf ears? I know I have. Not all compliments are created equal. There is a right way and a wrong way of giving com...
by Feel Happiness on Jan 7, 2013

How To Become More Hospitable

Throughout your life, you’ve almost certainly experienced incredible degrees of hospitality. In fact, certain areas of the world are known for it in their culture. For instance, consider the cliché of “southern hospitality”. I’ve been in Isr...
by Feel Happiness on Aug 30, 2012

4 Reasons Why You Should Talk To Strangers

From a very young age, we are repeatedly told not to talk to strangers. Since there are bad people out there and young children are not adept at discerning who they are, it seems to be a good idea in order to help protect them.   Unfortunately,...
by Feel Happiness on Jul 1, 2012

4 Reasons Why You Should Talk To Strangers

From a very young age, we are repeatedly told not to talk to strangers. Since there are bad people out there and young children are not adept at discerning who they are, it seems to be a good idea in order to help protect them.   Unfortunately,...
by Feel Happiness on Jul 1, 2012

Day 29: Freeing Yourself From Bad Relationships

Over the past several days, we’ve gone over ways to improve on our relationships with others. Most of our focus should be on the positive relationships in our life. That’s why it is important to free yourself from bad relationships.  ...
by Feel Happiness on Jun 19, 2012


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