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Shawn Achor

Shawn Achor is a Harvard-trained researcher and best-selling author of The Happiness Advantage and Before Happiness. Get a daily dose of happy at Shawn's Facebook page.

Articles by Shawn Achor

Improve your efficiency by filtering out unnecessary 'noise'

4 Types of Mental ‘Noise’ You Should Ignore

If you attend to the noise, it will hijack your motivation and decrease your focus.

May 23, 2016

Why Working More Is Making You Less Productive

Your downtime is more precious than you think.

April 21, 2016

Why You Should Map Your Mental World

Notice the areas of your life that might not get the attention they deserve.

March 10, 2016

How Asking for Help Is a Sign of Strength and Humility

We think depending on others is a sign of weakness and that being self-reliant is the key to success. But the opposite is true.

February 10, 2016

Increase Your Activity; Increase Your Happiness

It's as simple as walking three times a week.

January 14, 2016

Don't Sprint the Marathon

Focus on the process, not the finish line.

December 31, 2015

How (and Why) to Give the Perfect Gift

People who are constantly giving to their families and friends are significantly happier than those who are not.

December 21, 2015