Based on personal experience, we agree with this article from The New York Times this weekend. It can be hard to have gratitude when life doesn't go your way, but it worked for us, so we're sharing it and hope it's helpful. Happy Thanksgiving!

Choose to Be Grateful. It Will Make You Happier. by Arthur C. Brooks

Artwork by Carson Ellis

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"Keep your limbs away from your body," says Deborah H. Gruenfeld, a social psychologist who teaches at Stanford University. ... Don't bother overexplaining yourself. Speak succinctly. Take ownership of the space around you, whether it's a boardroom or a cubicle. "Say to yourself: 'This is my room. This is my table. This is my audience.'" Most people, women especially, tend to underestimate their standing and worry about being pushy and bossy long before others perceive that to be the case.

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The National Portrait Gallery today announced that photographs of Audrey Hepburn, on loan from her sons Sean Hepburn Ferrer and Luca Dotti, will go on display in London this summer.

Mr Dotti said his mother would have been honored to have an exhibition dedicated to her: “We are thrilled to be able to support this comprehensive and beautifully curated exhibition dedicated to our mother, as it allows me and my brother Sean to grasp fragments of an otherwise unreachable past.”

Get a first look at some of the photos at the Evening Standard.

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While Audrey Hepburn's film and fashion innovations are celebrated long after her passing, some fascinating aspects of her personal life don't always get the same attention. In honor of her birthday today, The Huffington Post has compiled some lesser known facts about her. Read more ...

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As the wedding day approaches, everyone is caught up in the buildup of excitement, all of which leads some couples to mistake the celebration as the end of the process when it’s really anything but.

That is why before saying “I Do,” some couples are also committing to premarital counseling sessions to refocus their attention on each other and the lives they will lead together.

Unlike the sort of counseling that can come years after a couple’s union, premarital counseling is less about rehashing issues that they faced on the way to becoming a couple and more about addressing the disconnect or unrealistic expectations of “happy, roses and rainbows,” said Jocelyn W. Charnas, a clinical psychologist in Manhattan who counsels engaged couples.

“The fundamental point about premarital counseling is to lay a foundation for empathy, communication and partnership,” Dr. Charnas said.

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