A Rare Epilepsy Disorder Took Their Toddler’s Life. But This Family Focused on Finding Joy
After their newborn was diagnosed with a devastating condition, this family knew they didn't want despair to rule their life—so...
Science Has Found a 30-Second Trick to Get Happier
Scientists have come up with a pretty cool way to nip those negative memories in the bud.
The Secret to Finding True Joy Is Simpler Than You’d Think
"The more grievous the world, the more we need to remember the luminous beauty at the center of life."
12 Ways to Wake Up Happier Tomorrow Morning (and Every Morning)
With these positivity-boosting strategies, you can be happier right now.
In a Rut? This Quick Trick Can Make You Happier for an Entire Month
The secret to happiness is only a few minutes away with this simple mental exercise.
Why Forest Bathing Is the Hottest New Mind-Body Trend
We're not suggesting you take a bath in the woods, but soaking up nature could be the most relaxing thing...
32 Secrets of People Who’ve Crossed Major Items Off Their Bucket List
Ordinary people just, you know, doing extraordinary things. (And you can too!)
RD Global Poll: What Makes Us Happiest?
Reader's Digest asked its readers worldwide to rank how these four key aspects impact their personal happiness: Community, Faith, Family,...
How to Be Happier Where It Matters
Lasting contentment can be ours, say happiness experts, if we look in the right places.
Is Calm the New Happy?
A long time ago, happy meant excitement, right? Don't worry. You're not missing out—you've just evolved. (Thank goodness.)
Mood Boosters: New Studies Show How to Beat the Blues
The latest medical research has unlocked some fascinating ways to fight depression.
How Nostalgic, Happy Thoughts Make You Healthier
Boost your mood, ward off loneliness, and strengthen family bonds—all by thinking about your favorite memories.
7 Truly Unusual Ways to Be Happy
We've heard about meditating, exercising, and decluttering our lives in our quest to be happy. Tried all those? Then these...
Gratitude Chases Blues Away
After practicing psychotherapy for 20-plus years, it is clear to me that people who feel gratitude have better lives than
10 Ways to Beat the Blues
Depression is a serious mental health disorder. However, people may experience the sad emotions associated with depression for reasons that
Easy Ways to Boost Your Mood
Even the most optimistic people can use a mood boost every once in awhile. Taking an extra moment for yourself