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Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is a Harvard-trained researcher and best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. Get a daily dose of happy at Shawn's Facebook page.

Articles by Shawn Achor

The Science of Friendship

The Science of Friendship

With strong social support, we can accomplish impressive feats of resilience and even extend our lives.

July 21, 2016
Laugh Your Way to a Happy Workplace

Laugh Your Way to a Happy Workplace

Use humor to foster a positive work environment.

June 24, 2016
Improve your efficiency by filtering out unnecessary 'noise'

4 Types of Mental ‘Noise’ You Should Ignore

If you attend to the noise, it will hijack your motivation and decrease your focus.

May 23, 2016

Why Working More Is Making You Less Productive

Your downtime is more precious than you think.

April 21, 2016

Why You Should Map Your Mental World

Notice the areas of your life that might not get the attention they deserve.

March 10, 2016

How Asking for Help Is a Sign of Strength and Humility

We think depending on others is a sign of weakness and that being self-reliant is the key to success. But the opposite is true.

February 10, 2016

Increase Your Activity; Increase Your Happiness

It's as simple as walking three times a week.

January 14, 2016