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Live Happy Now

Bringing you scientifically proven tips and ideas to live a happier and more meaningful life through interviews with positive psychology and well-being thought leaders. The editors of Live Happy magazine bring you best-selling authors and happiness gurus that share their knowledge on topics such as wellness, gratitude, well-being and mindfulness. Interviews are conducted with people like Shawn Achor, Michelle Gielan, Dr. Christine Carter, Margaret Greenberg, Dr. Drew Ramsey, Gretchen Rubin, Barbara Fredrickson, Tal Ben-Shahar, Deepak Chopra, Sonja Lyubomirsky, Stacy Kaiser, Darin McMahon, Michelle McQuaid, Fred Luskin, Shani Robins, Kristin Neff, Dr. Rick Hanson, and many more.
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Oct 16, 2017

This week's facts include:

  • Being in a good mood while getting a flu shot can boost its effectiveness. A study from the University of Notthingham found that of all the factors researchers looked at, a positive mood is the only factor that was associated with a higher level of antibody with an 8 to 14% variance.
  • Boredom can be good for you! So, maybe you're one of those people who would rather staple their tongue to a piece of paper than be bored, but it turns out that boredom has many benefits (beyond not leading you to poke holes in your body).
  • Smiles can be used to convey twice as many indifferent to unhappy emotions as they can happy ones.
Oct 2, 2017

In this episode Live Happy shares Happy Facts:

  • Your friends can pick up your good mood…but they can pick up your bad one too.
  • Your nose knows how to make you happy.
  • If you want to live a longer life, dedicate some of it to making the lives of others better.
Sep 25, 2017

Each week Live Happy radio presents #HappyFacts. This week's facts include:

Managing like a coach can lead to greater company loyalty.

Thinking about death is good for you.

The secret to happiness depends on how well you thrive.

Sep 18, 2017

Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. This week we look at the following facts:

  • The secret to well-balanced happiness may include embracing emotions that aren’t very pleasant, such as anger, sadness and contempt.
  • People who engage with one another through live music or dance have higher levels of well-being.
  • You can spice up your marriage...by showing a little more gratitude.
Sep 11, 2017

Each week, Live Happy Radio presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. This week we look at the following facts:

  • People who traded cash for time were found to be less anxious at the end of the day and reported less stress as well.
  • People who go to concerts are more satisfied with their lives.
  • Encouraging your employees to practice meditation can increase happiness and productivity.
Aug 15, 2017

Elliot Berkman is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon and Director of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab. He studies the motivational and cognitive factors that contribute to success and failure at health goals such as cigarette smoking cessation and dieting. His work uses knowledge of brain function, structure, and connectivity to design and improve interventions on health behavior and wellbeing.

What you’ll learn in this podcast:

  • Achieving goals is not as important to well-being as striving for them
  • Why habits are hard to break and how you can create better habits
  • How to overcome temptations to create lasting change
Aug 14, 2017

Each week, Live Happy presents #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this week:

  • People who get paid by the hour are happier by the minute.
  • Most of the world is in a good mood.
  • Next time you're not feeling well, maybe you need a playlist, not a prescription.
Aug 8, 2017

Explore some of the fun facts that are shared in the October 2017 issue of Live Happy magazine.

What you'll learn in this episode:

  • Lifelong learning makes you more optimistic and satisfied with life.
  • It’s never too late to find purpose, even if you’ve retired.
  • Your boss’ competence is the biggest predictor of your happiness on the job.
Jun 5, 2017

Each week explore our favorite #HappyFacts designed to enlighten, educate and entertain you. Here’s a look at what we’re talking about this week:

  • Eat Your Veggies!
  • Catch Some Zzzzzzzs
  • Big Bloom Theory
Oct 4, 2016

Dr. Daniel Amen is a psychiatrist, a brain disorder specialist and director of the Amen Clinics which offer medical services to people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other disorders. He is author of the best-sellers Change Your Brain, Change Your Life, Magnificent Mind at Any Age and The Amen Solution.

What you'll learn in this podcast:

  • What can help improve your brain health
  • The connection between exercise and your brain
  • How some people are turning into dinosaurs
Sep 20, 2016

Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and psychology at New York University. Her research has focused on understanding the patterns of brain activity underlying long-term memory and more recently understanding how aerobic exercise might improve our learning memory and cognitive ability. In this episode Wendy shares her expertise of brain plasticity and how she figured out how to get a happy brain and a happy life.

What you'll learn in this podcast: 

  • The long-term effects of exercise on the brain
  • How meditation affects the brain
  • How love and altruism affects the brain
Jul 26, 2016

This week we sat down with positive psychology and well-being thought leaders live at The Festival of Positive Education in Dallas, TX. We asked them why positive education was so important, what children can gain from it and how focusing on developing character strengths in students can begin to help society as a whole.

Jul 21, 2016

This week we sat down with positive psychology and well-being thought leaders live at The Festival of Positive Education in Dallas, TX. We asked them why positive education was so important, what children can gain from it and how focusing on developing character strengths in students can begin to help society as a whole.

Jan 20, 2016

Emma Seppälä is Science Director of Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education as well as the author of The Happiness Track: How to Apply the Science of Happiness to Accelerate Your Success. Her areas of research include positive organizational psychology, health psychology, cultural psychology, well-being and resilience.

In this episode Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks with Emma about what the science of happiness is according to science and the ability to bounce back from difficulties in life.

Dec 7, 2015

Deepak Chopra is a pioneer of integrative medicine and the author of more than 80 books published in 43 languages. Many have been New York Times best-sellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories.

Rudolph E. Tanzi is an internationally acclaimed expert on Alzheimer's disease and was included in TIME magazine's "TIME 100 Most Influential people in the World."

In this episode, Live Happy COO, Co-Founder and Editorial Director Deborah Heisz talks with Deepak and Rudolph on their latest book Super Genes: Unlock the Astonishing Power of Your DNA for Optimum Health and Well-Being.

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