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Play fetch with Fido or sneak in a few cuddles with your kitten.
Interacting with your pets can release oxytocin in the brain ― you know, the “warm and fuzzy” hormone ― resulting...
There’s nothing like a little thankfulness to boost your mood. Research shows expressing gratitude
Research shows that trying to boost your mood while listening to music actually can help
We didn’t get to where we are without a little help, so why not extend that same generosity to someone else?
Not only will your kindness influence others, but studies show i...
A fulfilling life doesn’t lie in our possessions, it’s found in the experiences we have and the people we share them with.
Spend money on a trip, a concert or any other expe...
Work for that promotion or take on that marathon.
It’s a lovely treat for your mind, according to Gretchen Rubin “The brain is stimulated by surprise, and successfully deal...
Most people wish they could avoid aging, but studies show that we’re
Give someone else a compliment. Your generosity will make your day and theirs.
Research shows recording these everyday events may make us happier later on because we appreciate them
There’s power in small moments.
“I think when we take time to notice the things that go right — it means we’re getting a lot of little rewards throughout the day,” Susan Wei...
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Once you realize that happiness is predominantly an internal process, you will gradually understand that happiness is also a choice, and you will be able to transcend the limits of what it is that makes you happy.
... even if it's stressful. Mastering a new skill means more stress now but more happiness later.
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Geographically close friends (and neighbors) have the greatest effect on happiness.
Individual happiness cascades through groups of people, like contagion. So make friends with people who live near you.
Happiness can come from noticing and embracing a wide spectrum of emotions--both good and bad.
So don't ignore negative feelings. Embrace them--and then actively work toward overcoming whatever issues you face.
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