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More options = happier life

In the modern age, the more options we have available, the happier we feel.

In Too Soon Old, Too Late Smart, Psychiatrist Gordon Livingston writes that those who are most unwell or discouraged suffer from a sense of limited choices, sometimes brought on by external circumstances or illness, but most often by the ways we restrict ourselves.

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Researchers have discovered two universal characteristics that contribute to the attractiveness of a woman’s face.

  • The amount of color contrast around the eyes and lips. Women naturally tend to have darker lips and skin around the eyes. So, our brains subconsciously note that as a sign of femininity. Lipstick and eye shadow are makeup staples because they enhance those features.
  • We also like symmetrical faces, even when we can’t perceive the symmetry. Makeup evens skin tone and contouring, eyeliner and lipliner also can make those features appear more symmetrical.
When Movie Trailers Give Away The Entire Movie

Movie studios spend millions marketing their product and show multiple versions of trailers to test audiences before releasing the final set of trailers that, more often than not, have the entire movie spelt out for the audience.

This technique is a necessary evil and has become a mainstay of Hollywood trailers despite intense criticism.

Degrees of Separation

Sun rays are a mixture of all the different colors that are visible within the light spectrum even though they look white. With this in mind, when a beam of sun ray enters a water droplet the component colors refract and exit the water at different angles.

Each ray has a different wavelength where the longest belongs to the red light while the shortest is the purples.

  • Researchers analysed the DNA of people around the world and found three genetic variants for happiness. Two of the variants are linked with differences in the symptoms of depression.
  • Another paper suggests that the DNA of people who regard themselves as happy is more likely to contain a specific gene variant.
  • Other research shows that national levels of happiness depend on how close we are genetically to the Danes.

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