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Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is a Harvard-trained researcher and best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness, both available at the SUCCESS Store. Get a daily dose of happy at his Facebook page.

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Use this approach to set the right tone.

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As a leader, influence your team toward a positive reality by enlisting help from within.

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The silent treatment can be a great happiness intervention.

Make Life Slow Down

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Positive thinking will add years—really good years—to your life.

For Genius, Stop Thinking

To solve a complex problem, do something else.

The Power of Perspective

Add vantage points to improve your results.

The Power of the Punch Line

Spreading humor might be your best business strategy.

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Keep excess noise from dragging you down.

Holiday Cheer

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Wake Up to a Richer Worldview

Try this experiment and discover possibilities.

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A study from the American Psychological Association reveals pessimists outlive optimists.

A Renewable Source of Joy

Giving is the foundation of delight.

The X-Spot

Finish strong! Reach any goal faster with this science-based brain trick.

The Happiness Guy: Feeling Out of Control?

Make like Zorro and narrow your focus.

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Workplace “glue guys” keep everyone happy and working together.

Choose Success

Streamline your decision-making to increase results.

The Happiness Guy: Finding Meaning

We all search for something larger than short-term satisfaction.

Rethinking STRESS

It's inevitable, but its negative effects are not.

Raise Your Spirits and Boost Your Success.

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