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New Research on Happiness Parallels Biblical Principles

In the late 1990s, Martin Seligman, the president of the American Psychological Association, noted psychology’s emphasis on the negative side of ...


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Optimists Live Longer

If you look on the bright side, you just might live longer—much longer, according to some upbeat new research. A new study finds women who characterize ...


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Secular Values that Christians Already Have Covered

A recent article in Psychology Today is entitled “10 Signs You Know What Matters.” In it psychology professor Stephen Hayes writes on the ...


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Are McMansions Making People Any Happier?

The Atlantic recently ran an article that calls attention to the fact that American homes are a lot bigger than they used to be. In 1973, when the Census ...


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The Four Qualities of Grateful People

There are four qualities that distinguish highly grateful people from less grateful people. They experience gratitude:

(1) More intensely for a positive ...

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'Counting Your Blessings' Leads to Better Health

According to author Richard Beck’s recent book, gratitude is a simple practice. You don't need to dance in a Holy Ghost conga line to do this. ...


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Gratitude is the Exclamation Point in our Life Story

Author Christopher de Vinck writes:

Gratitude is the exclamation point after the narration of our lives. Whether we are grateful for big things (life, ...

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Being Thankful Boosts Physical Well Being

Research has shown that practicing gratitude boosts the immune system, bolsters resilience to stress, lowers depression, increases feelings of energy, ...


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When Discontent, Consider the Lily

The 19th century philosopher Søren Kierkegaard told the following parable:

There once was a lily who lived a happy life beside a rippling brook. ...

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Lotto Winner Meets the ‘Powerball Curse’

The Powerball Lotto is a legalized multi-state form of gambling in the United States that pays enormous jackpots to the very few who purchase winning ...


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