5 Rules of Happiness

These 5 basic rules can make a significant difference in how happy you are. If you like something, enjoy it. If you don’t like something, do your best to avoid it. If you can’t avoid it, do your best to change it. If you can’t change it, accept it. And the way to accept it is to change your attitude toward it. (more…)

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Dave Barry’s ‘A Thoughtful Look at Men and Women’

Comedy writer Dave Barry gives us a very funny, albeit stereotyped, look at the difference between men and women. He begins: “CONTRARY to what many women believe, it’s fairly easy to develop a long-term, stable, intimate, and mutually fulfilling relationship with a guy. Of course this guy has to be a Labrador retriever. (more…)

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Reappraisal Can Help Control Anxiety

Life inevitably brings its share of stress and anxiety, and how we deal with it has a tremendous effect on our self, our partner and our relationship. Anxiety disorders are a major public health problem in the U.S. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, roughly 18 percent of U.S. adults are afflicted with anxiety, which has a negative effect on our relationships, not to mention the harm it does to oneself. (more…)

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