Happiness. Because we all need a little more.

The Aesthetics of Joy

Ideas and tools for living a more joyful life backed by scientific research. Founded by designer Ingrid Fetell Lee, celebrate the power of color, light, pattern, and shape to create a happier, healthier world.

Baking for Others is Good for You

Baking, especially when it’s done for others, can be accompanied with a host of psychological benefits.

Good News Network

An antidote to the barrage of negativity experienced in the mainstream media.

Happiness is Homemade

Quick and easy ideas to help make your busy life easier! Craft tutorials, printables, recipes, party ideas, and fun family activities.

The Happiness Lab

In these podcasts, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and shares surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness.

How to Make the Coziest Blanket Fort Ever

Ah, the joy of blanket forts! Make a cosy refuge right in your living room.

If You Want to Be Happy, Be Grateful

Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar suggests happiness is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.

Nature Breaks

Taking at least twenty minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels.

Reasons to Be Cheerful

Are you looking for a reason to smile?  Would you like to be more hopeful about the state of the world? News for when you’ve had too much news.

The Science of Well-Being

A free course in which you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness.

Science Says Music is Good for you

Music cheers you up, helps you feel calm, eases pain and more!

Some Good News

Good news makes you happy! Swing by this YouTube channel for uplifting stories. Hosted by John Krasinski.

The Surprising Science of Happiness

Dan Gilbert, author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want.

Virtual Tours of Famous Places

Russell Library has gathered together some of the best virtual tours on the Internet. Travel the world from home!