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Project Happiness Articles — education

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Taking the Stress Out of Education

Adam, an English teacher addressing the skyrocketing rates of depression and anxiety in teens, implemented the Project Happiness Curriculum for his junior English classes over the course of six weeks. He says that while kids sometimes may seem outwardly apathetic, deep down they want to “contribute in a really deep way.” He created a safe space and taught them that they are in control of their own happiness despite the overwhelming environmental pressure to succeed.
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Be a Kindness AdvoCATe!

The more I read about how social media has become the new playground for bullying, the more inspired I felt to help spread kindness instead. Children were not only being bullied at school, but now had to deal with bullying long after they got home, because of social media. I came up with the idea of a kindness challenge so kids had a reason to turn to social media for a positive experience.
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How To Be In The NOW – Simple Steps For All Ages

Need more NOW in your life? Are you finding that you, or your kids (if you are a parent or work with children), haven’t enjoyed the present moment because you were all stuck in your thoughts? Have your minds run amok leaving your family in a haze of mental chatter, all the while missing out on the beauty of the present, the NOW? Well, if this sounds like you, or someone you know, here are some simple tips to come back to the NOW.
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LG Sponsored Project Happiness Clubs - Apply Today!

In a climate where kids are more anxious than ever, Project Happiness Global programs directly impact the lives of teens by equipping them with the skills for emotional resilience and greater positivity.  Last school year, we worked with Life’s Good Electronics to create Project Happiness Clubs in 10 schools and we are happy to announce the expansion of that program this year to 30 schools.
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Money Isn't Everything

Each year tens of thousands of college students cross a commencement stage somewhere in our nation and begin their pursuit of the American dream. Collectively, they share a single purpose to make it in the “real” world, but individually they have a multitude of pathways to consider.
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Does Learning Make You A Happier Person?

Happiness seems out of reach, but we believe we have a way you can use the knowledge in your pocket to make you a happier person. In this article we discuss the link between happiness and learning, and some great ways you can go about learning something new to get happy.
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How Learning and Wellbeing are Connected

Knowledge is power, the old adage goes. Learning has gotten humanity to where it is today. After all, you wouldn’t be reading this blog post if it wasn’t for an exhaustive list of individuals that go way back in time whose want for knowledge was passionate and relentless.
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Why being online makes us happier – and why it doesn’t

In the 21st century, we use the internet for almost anything; from planning and dealing with day-to-day activities to finding answers to questions we would otherwise not have known. But just how important is our relationship with the internet?
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The Six Sustainable Happiness Skills In Action

The debate is settled, and science has spoken: happiness is a skill that you can learn and cultivate. But what does this mean, and how can these principles be applied to you, and your classroom? You might be thinking skills all sound lovely, but are they really practical?
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Virtual Field Trip "Discover Your Happy" is now live!

Celebrating International Day of Happiness this year – Project Happiness is proud to be one of the featured experts in the Virtual Field Trip, "Discover Your Happy," hosted by Discovery Education and LG Electronics USA. On International Day of Happiness, classrooms, students, and parents from across the globe tuned in for a watch party, where the 26-minute video short was debuted!
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