'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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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10 Ways To Be Happier at Work

Lists of how to be happy at work often implicitly blame workers themselves. If you're not happy, they imply, it's because you're not prioritising properly or you need to smile more, or some other trite rubbish. Don't accept this: organisations are ...

Apr 28

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Cultivating happiness often misunderstood

The paradox of happiness is that chasing it may actually make us less happy, a Stanford researcher says. So how does one find happiness? Effective ways exist, according to new research.

Apr 19

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Why Materialistic People Are Less Happy and Less Satisfied

New research explores the fact that materialistic people are more likely to be depressed and unsatisfied with life. The study finds that a focus on what you want - and therefore don't currently have - makes it more difficult to appreciate what you ...

Apr 17

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Outgoing behavior makes for happier humans

Happy is as happy does, apparently - for human beings all over the world. Not only does acting extroverted lead to more positive feelings across several cultures, but people also report more upbeat behavior when they feel free to be themselves.

Apr 16

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10 Jobs That Make People Most Happy

New research published by The Cabinet Office in the UK has revealed that being a member of the clergy is associated with the highest levels of life satisfaction.

Mar 29

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Living in "Flow": The secret of Happiness

To be in flow is to be so engrossed in what you're doing-and this can be in any activity although we often tend to associate this state with creative pursuits and elite sport that literally nothing, not the passing of time, your full bladder or the ...

Mar 25

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What's so bad about feeling happy?

Why is being happy, positive and satisfied with life the ultimate goal of so many people, while others steer clear of such feelings? It is often because of the lingering belief that happiness causes bad things to happen, says Mohsen Joshanloo and ...

Mar 20

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