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Cat LeBlanc.

Everyone wants their work to have meaning, but they’re overlooking a critical factor that makes all the difference in loving a job

Business coach Cat LeBlanc regularly sees clients whose work is meaningful, but they're still unhappy in their jobs. And she knows exactly why.
Smile and the whole world smiles with you — or maybe not.

I tried smiling at everyone all day — here’s how it affected my outlook on life

Smile and the whole world smiles with you, the saying goes. So I tried smiling all day to see if it had any impact on my mood.
The author and his son, Ben.

I asked my 5-year-old what it means to be happy, and his answer was surprisingly profound

My young son equated happiness with comfort, describing the sensation of feeling happy using words like "warm" and "comfortable."

10 ways your jealousy might be sabotaging your own happiness

Jealousy has the power to prevent you from becoming truly happy. Here's what to know and what you can do to prevent jealousy.
Winning the lottery could be just as life-changing as you imagine it would be.

Scientists say winning the lottery does make people feel better about life — even though decades of evidence suggests otherwise

Lottery winners in Sweden are more satisfied with life than people who lost the lottery — even two decades later. That's according to a new study, which refutes other scientific evidence suggesting that people eventually get used to their life circumstances.
Daren Makuck, a software engineer at fintech startup Qwil.

A Google engineer took a 50% pay cut to leave his job and join a startup, and 3 years later, he isn’t sorry

Software engineer Daren Makuck left a high-paying job at Google and took a 50% pay cut to work at a startup called Qwil. An interaction he had with Qwil CEO Johnny Reinsch convinced him it was the right career move.

Cherophobia is the fear of being happy — here are the signs you might have it

Cherophobia comes from the Greek word 'chairo,' which means 'to rejoice,' and it essentially means you are afraid of what might happen if you enjoy life too much. It's usually a defence mechanism that stems from trauma or conflict.
Don't forget to make eye contact.

11 facts about flirting that single — and married — people should know

We rounded up some intriguing scientific findings on smooth-talking the person you're attracted to — whether they're a total stranger or your spouse.
Teenage monks practice playing prayer flutes at the Dechen Phodrang monastery on June 14, 2018, in Thimphu, Bhutan.

Modern technology is slowly killing the mood in the ‘happiest country in the world’

Bhutan measures success not by gross domestic product, but by "Gross National Happiness." Although the country is sometimes thought of as the happiest in the world, modern problems are hurting its reputation.

We asked 17 people on the street in New York City what it means to be rich, and most of them didn’t talk about money

Business Insider asked 17 people around New York City what it means to be rich. Many people across generations and origin defined being rich as having a fulfilling life, full of love and family.