5 lessons in contentment from billionaires Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger

I sat in a crowd of 45,000 in 2013, watching super-billionaire investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger riff off each other and deliver quick wit and worldly wisdom about finances and life in general…

Achieving fame, wealth and beauty are psychological dead ends, study says

If you think having loads of money, fetching looks, or the admiration of many will improve your life — think again.

Seeking happiness? Remember the good times, forget the regrets

People who look at the past through rose-tinted glasses are happier than those who focus on negative past experiences and regrets.

Money can’t buy happiness

Freedom and personal autonomy are more important to people’s well-being than money, according to a meta-analysis of data from 63 countries.

Spending time in nature makes people feel more alive

Feeling sluggish? The solution may require getting outside the box — that big brick-and-mortar box called a building.

Research suggests that the key to happiness is gratitude

With Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and high school and college graduations upcoming, there will be plenty of gift-giving and well wishes. When those start pouring in, let yourself be grateful — it’s the best way to achieve happiness.

Respect matters more than money for happiness in life

Research suggests that overall happiness in life is more related to how much you are respected and admired by those around you, not to the status that comes from how much money you have stashed in your bank account.

People are happier when they do the right thing

Communities that stick together and do good for others cope better with crises and are happier for it.

8 important ways gratitude can change your life

It’s amazing how one simple, easy, positive action can change so much in a person’s life. One of the things that has had the biggest effect on my life is the realization of the power of gratitude. Simply giving thanks.