Plants in offices make workers happier, more productive

Staff working in offices designed to be lean and devoid of greenery, are happier and more productive when those environments are enriched with plants, say researchers who conducted the largest field study of its kind.

Sep 2

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Workplace Issues

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A Tiny Good Deed Can Go a Long Way

You already know the "secret" to happiness: Do something nice for someone else. Now, some new research takes that idea one step further, finding that getting more specific about the random act of kindness you're planning can actually end up making ...

Aug 27

Categories: Happiness

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Could relationship history hinder your chance of a happy marriage?

"There are plenty more fish in the sea" - a saying that many of us may have heard, particularly when coming out of a relationship. But a new study finds that the more fish we catch, the less likely we are to end up in a happy marriage.

Aug 25

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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We're happier when we chat to strangers, but our instinct is to ...

It's become a truism that humans are "social animals". And yet, you've probably noticed - people on public transport or in waiting rooms seem to do everything they can not to interact. On the London tube there's an unwritten rule not to even look at ...

Aug 16

Categories: Happiness, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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The Chemistry of Love

Larry J. Young, Director, Center for Translational Social Neuroscience, Emory University explores the chemistry in the brain that ...

Aug 15

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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Will losing weight really make you happier?

Although physical health is significantly improved by weight loss, the effects of losing weight on mental health are less clear, according to a new study by University College London researchers in the UK.

Aug 11

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Depression, Happiness

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Why everyone should take vacation

What if taking vacation not only made you healthier and happier, as a number of studies have shown, but everyone around you? And what if everybody took vacation at the same time? Would life be better, not just for you, but for the entire society?

Aug 9

Categories: Happiness, Stress Management

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'Experiential products' provide same happiness boost as experiences

Material items designed to create or enhance an experience, also known as "experiential products," can make shoppers just as happy as life experiences, according to new research from San Francisco State University.

Jul 25

Categories: Happiness

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How to be Happy by Giving to Others

The Declaration of Independence proclaims that the pursuit of happiness is an unalienable right. Indeed, happiness is a universal human yearning- people of all ages, genders, shapes, and sizes want to be happy. And humans have shown themselves to be ...

Jul 10

Categories: Happiness

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The difference between our remembering self

How many of us when asked if we're happy distinguish between the happiness we're experiencing right now in this present moment versus how happy we feel about life in general? It's an important question because until quite recently, many working in ...

Jul 8

Categories: Happiness

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5 Sad Truths About Success And Happiness

Even as medical science and quality of life continues to increase our life spans, it seems as though many of us are not really living the life we're given. Too often we are caught in the "busy" trap, running, running, running - but never getting ...

Jun 30

Categories: Happiness

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Taking a vacation won't necessarily make you happier - but ...

As anyone who has taken a vacation knows, they can be rife with complications: flight delays, illness, family squabbles. And when you get home you have to catch up on all the work you missed. That's not to suggest that vacations don't bring us joy, ...

May 16

Categories: Happiness

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Laugh Often to Live Well

You have heard it time and again - laughter is the best medicine. Humor and mirth offer a multitude of preventive and healing effects and a new study is offering more evidence that laughter has quantifiable benefits for the brain.

May 12

Categories: Happiness

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Can money buy happiness? For some, the answer is no

Many shoppers, whether they buy material items or life experiences, are no happier following the purchase than they were before, according to a new study from San Francisco State University.

May 5

Categories: Happiness

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Is the pursuit of happiness making us miserable?

The drive for happiness implies a dissatisfaction with the present moment and maintains the illusion that greener pastures lie just ahead. Before we had language, as we lay in our cribs, we were marinating in the mantra of "I'll be happy when". We ...

Apr 29

Categories: Happiness

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