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5 Ways to Get More Out of Friendship
5 Ways to Get More Out of Friendship Good buddies can ease stress, enhance your health. By this point in your life, you've got plenty of friends, from the mom you bonded with when your now-grown kids were in kindergarten to the convivial neighbor you met when you moved to your new condo. But how do you maximize the health-enhancing, stress-reducing, fun-increasing potential of your friendships? Here, five simple... Forward>>
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Happiness and Religion
Happiness and Religion Can a happiness workshop inspire, comfort, and support like temple or a church? I begin with a bit of self-disclosure. I don’t have a religious or spiritual bone in my body. (Yes, maybe even less than Richard Dawkins.) But this doesn’t mean that I’m not open-minded about research on happiness and religion. As I write in my book, The How of Happiness, just because (most) religious beliefs cannot... Forward>>
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What Influences Our Happiness the Most?
What Influences Our Happiness the Most? What factors are crucial to well-being? I have two friends, Seth and Michael, and one of them is a lot happier than the other. Seth is chronically unhappy. He is often glum, frequently irritable, and sometimes hopeless, though he has never been clinically depressed. By contrast, Michael is a remarkable happy person. Although he has his low moments and periodic stress, he manages... Forward>>
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7 Ways Love Transforms Your Brain
7 Ways Love Transforms Your Brain See how love really changes you. Head over heels? Here's what happens in our brains when we fall in love. When we fall in love, we often think of the wonders it does to our heart and soul. But there's another organ that's deeply affected by your loving relationships: Your brain. And it goes far beyond feeling emotions from sappy love songs, puppy dog eyes and Emoji heart-filled texts. When you're... Forward>>
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Nine Ways To Boost Happiness
Nine Ways To Boost Happiness Ever since my first allowance was doled out, I've had a complicated relationship with money. I’m pretty grounded, but the impulse to spend frivolously often wins out. Mostly I grab last- minute items at the check-out, splurge on over-the-top outfits, or buy extravagant gifts for family and friends. None of these purchases led to financial ruin, but they do come with a high price tag of letdown... Forward>>
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"Diet of happiness" from Italy
"Diet of  happiness" from Italy Scientists discovered long time ago, that food and mood are closely bound. They assure that a correct and diverse diet provides the basis for good mental and psychological health. Reduced fat and calories intake is a kind of diet that leads to a shortage of certain substances, which can influence the mood and general well-being. Luke Passamonti, a scientist from the University of Catanzaro... Forward>>