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Six Most Shared Happiness Articles of the Last 12 Months


I thought it would be interesting to use’s new content explorer to find the most shared happiness articles in the last 12 months.

This cool new search engine identifies the web’s top content based on quantity of social media shares.

There are some real gems in here. If you’re in pursuit of happiness, you’ll want to check these out. FYI of the top 20 articles, I chose the top six that had to do with personal happiness (not workplace or other areas of happiness).

Top Six Personal Happiness Articles of the Last 12 Months, According to Ahref’s New Content Engine:

1. How to Make Small Talk with Strangers: My 21-Day Happiness Experiment

John Corcoran over at the Art of Manliness generated a ton of social shares with his excellent run-down of how he learned to break the ice with strangers and start up conversations. This is a real-life account that is packed full of experience. Did he find greater happiness through connection? Check it out.

2. The 100-Day Happiness Challenge

Rodolphe over at BufferApp took a 100-day happiness challenge on Facebook. His goal was to post a daily picture of something that he felt happy about. He almost didn’t do it, until he read that most people made the excuse that they were ‘too busy.” Too busy to be happy? Read all about his 100-day challenge.

3. This Personality Trait Leads To Wealth And Happiness; Do You Have It?

Forbes writer Jayson DeMers gives us the straight dope on what it takes to be happy. Are you up for it?

4. Seven Habits to Start in Seven Days to Guarantee a Year of Happiness

Marc and Angel have done it again. Their catchy titles and genuine content keep readers coming back. You can’t go wrong with these seven recommendations.

5. How to Buy Happiness: The Purchases Most Likely to Bring You Joy surprises us with a blatant challenge to the classic maxim that money doesn’t buy happiness. In this piece, they lay out the purchases that are most likely to bring you joy.

6. Chasing the happiness unicorn

Brett Henley over at gives us some much needed reminders about the nature of happiness. Should we be pursuing it to frantically. Read Brett’s sage advice and rethink happiness.

And there you have it. Increase your happiness IQ by checking out these articles. Nothing will forward your personal experience of happiness like greater knowledge of what happiness is and how to realize it.

And don’t forget: Even if you know how to be happy, you are likely to spoil your efforts if you are unwittingly steeped in self-sabotage. Self-sabotage may be the universal happiness destroyer. Learn how self-sabotage operates in your psyche and how to put it to rest.

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Six Most Shared Happiness Articles of the Last 12 Months

Mike Bundrant

Mike Bundrant is the author of Your Achilles Eel: Discover and Overcome the Hidden Cause of Negative Emotions, Bad Decisions and Self-Sabotage and co-founder at The iNLP Center which offers online certification in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and life coaching.

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Bundrant, M. (2015). Six Most Shared Happiness Articles of the Last 12 Months. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 14, 2020, from


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