Why bronze medalists are happier than silver medalists, and other ...

The Olympics is a laboratory for testing the limits of human strength and endurance. But it serves as a laboratory for other types of experiments, too. One such experiment has been helping researchers to unlock the mystery of facial expressions. ...

Aug 17

Categories: Happiness

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What Makes People Feel Upbeat at Work

Creating a positive work environment sounds like a noble aspiration for both businesses and the people who work for them. No one ever says that they want to work in a negative environment, after all, or even in a blasé one. And yet, in late April, ...

Aug 6

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Is there a thin genetic line between happiness and depression?

Energy flows where attention goes," is a philosophy on well-being that resonates with individuals who are seeking positivity. Now, a new review suggests this is the case when it comes to happiness and depression. It seems the same genes that steer ...

Jul 20

Categories: Depression, Happiness

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Happiness increases after consumption of fruit and vegetables, study ...

University of Warwick research indicates that eating more fruit and vegetables can substantially increase people’s later happiness levels.

Jul 11

Categories: Happiness, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

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How To Make Peace With Something You Cannot Control

Being in control feels safe, but you can feel safe when you’re not in control too. The world is unpredictable and your power is limited, so feeling safe without control is a valuable skill.

Jun 9

Categories: Happiness, Stress Management

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Alcohol can make you happier but not more satisfied

Research suggests people are momentarily happier when drinking alcohol - but that over longer periods, drinking more does not make them more satisfied with life.

May 5

Categories: Happiness

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A simple way to feel happier

Being kind to others boosts mood and well-being more than being kind to yourself, new research finds.

Apr 29

Categories: Happiness

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Do changes in income affect happiness?

A study shows that your personality may influence whether your income affects your happiness.

Apr 27

Categories: Happiness

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Researchers have found that money can buy happiness if you know how ...

Researchers at the University of Cambridge concluded in a study released this month that money can indeed buy happiness. But the joy isn't from how much money you have, but rather how you spend it.

Apr 18

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Spending that fits personality can boost well-being

Money could buy happiness if your purchases fit your personality, according to a new study.

Apr 9

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People who prioritise time over money are happier

A lot of has been written about how focusing too much on materialistic ambitions, at the expense of relationships and experiences, can leave us miserable and unfulfilled. In a new paper published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, a ...

Feb 11

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5 Simple Tricks to Bring Major Happiness to Your Life

Want to change your life? Start here. Change can be a great thing. A new routine or a new perspective can really revitalize your life and sense of well-being.

Feb 1

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Being Materialistic Makes You Unhappy Unless You Have The Right ...

Happiness can be compatible with being materialistic under the right circumstances and people who are more materialistic are generally less satisfied with life.

Jan 30

Categories: Happiness

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How Facebook Learns While You Forget

The science behind social media nostalgia.

Dec 8

Categories: Empathy, Happiness

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Five Ways to Give Better Gifts (Backed by Science)

Buying gifts is often anxiety provoking. Psychologists who study gift-giving have identified why some gifts elicit joy, and others polite smiles.

Dec 3

Categories: Happiness

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