If you think you're pretty much a happy person, see how many of these things accurately describe you. Here are six common traits of happy people.
#1.) They're Resilient. Meaning when something bad happens or there's a setback, they keep going and don't dwell on it. And when bad things DO happen, they're able to put it in context, and remember that their life is still MOSTLY good.
#2.) They Look for Solutions. So, instead of venting and just talking about their problems over and over again, they look at a problem and try to FIX it.
#3.) When They're Angry, They Don't Try to Hide It. Instead, they see negative emotions as a sort of internal wake-up call. And they use them as a guide to help figure out if they need to re-evaluate something in their life.
#4.) They Challenge Themselves. Meaning they look for things they like to do, then try to MASTER them. They're also realistic about HOW good they are at something, but they don't let themselves get discouraged.
#5.) They're Forgiving. When you WON'T forgive someone, it prevents YOU from moving on. So happy people tend to forgive minor slip-ups pretty quickly.
#6.) They See Themselves as Part of Something Bigger. It might have to do with religion, family, community or something totally different. But most people are happier when they feel like they're serving something bigger than themselves.
3 Year Old Caught Red Handed Sprinkle Faced Lies to his Mom-
Did you ever lie to you parents, and they KNEW you were lying, and YOU knew they knew, but you just kept it up? Check out a video online of a little kid claiming over and over that he did NOT eat any of the ice cream sprinkles his mom left on the counter. It's great because you can see sprinkles spilled everywhere, and they're also all over his FACE. But he never admits to it.
If the Super Bowl had you wishing you were a millionaire pro athlete . . . well, tough luck. But "Forbes" magazine posted a list of the top ten NORMAL sports-related jobs you can get. Here they are from highest-paying to lowest.
#1.) Physical Therapist. A lot of teams have them on the payroll, but you can also do well if you open up a private practice. The median salary is $76,000.
#2.) Statistician. Like Jonah Hill's character in "Moneyball". The median salary is $73,000 a year, and the job market is on the rise.
#3.) Sports Psychologist. They help athletes prepare MENTALLY, so they can perform as well as possible on the field. The median salary is $69,000.
#4.) Sports Agent. They negotiate contracts and endorsement deals. (--Yes, like Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire"). Most of them make around $65,000 a year.
#5.) Public Relations Manager. They're the ones who deal with the media when an athlete gets arrested or does anything else that makes them look bad. The median salary is $58,000.
#6.) Advertising Executive. They sell and place ads for sporting events, which might mean ads at the stadium, or commercials that play during it. The median salary is $45,000 a year.
#7.) Event Coordinator. They take care of seating, security, and a lot of other behind-the-scenes stuff. The median salary for that one is also $45,000.
#8.) Broadcaster. The BIG ones make a lot. But when you factor in the ones for local events, the median salary is only $36,000.
#9.) Photojournalist. Meaning the guys who sit on the sidelines or in the end zone and take pictures. The median salary is only $29,000 a year, but the main perk is free tickets to every game.
#10.) Head Coach. Again, the ones for professional teams can make millions. But most of them coach at high schools and middle schools, and also have part-time jobs. The median salary is around $28,000 a year.
A surfer from Hawaii named Garrett McNamara might be the first person to ever ride a ONE-HUNDRED-FOOT WAVE. He did it on Monday off the coast of Portugal, although the people at Guinness World Records haven't confirmed it yet.
--McNamara also holds the CURRENT record, for a 78-foot wave he caught in the same location back in 2011. But this one definitely looks bigger.
(--Guardian.co.uk has the video. Search for "McNamara Rides World Record 100 ft Wave in Portugal." The wave at :41 and :45 might be it. CNN also posted a video, but it's not clear if that one shows the wave either.)