With Thanks in the Brain

What happens in your brain when you experience gratitude? A study last year set out to determine the neural correlates of gratitude using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

Nov 26

Categories: Happiness

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Can money buy happiness? Consider debt first!

Money can lead to happiness, but how much debt one has should also be considered in the money-happiness equation, according to a new a study from Purdue University.

Oct 29

Categories: Happiness

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The Science of a Happy Family - Leisure Time

Family fun often means new activities and destinations but a new study suggests leisure time spent at home in familiar pastimes may be a better route to happiness.

Oct 19

Categories: Family Problems, Happiness

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Do Singaporeans work too hard?

Singapore has one of the longest working hours in the world, clocking in 88 hours every two work weeks. At the same time, its people are unhappy, citing a lack of work-life balance and stress.

Oct 17

Categories: Happiness, Workplace Issues

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Forcing positive thoughts won't make you happy

All people, at times, fill up with grief, spill over with joy, or tremble with anger. Most of us are taught early on to manage these emotions by sharing and reveling in the positive ones, while repressing or apologizing for the negative ones. Either ...

Oct 11

Categories: Happiness

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Laugh and Live Longer

A vast new study finds that a sense of humor lowers mortality rates, especially for women. Women with a strong sense of humor were found to live longer in spite of illness, especially cardiovascular disease and infection. Mirthful men seem to be ...

Oct 4

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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Oxytocin Enhances Spirituality, New Study Says

Oxytocin has been dubbed the "love hormone" for its role promoting social bonding, altruism and more. Now new research from Duke University suggests the hormone may also support spirituality.

Sep 23

Categories: Happiness, Mindfulness, Spirituality

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What Should You Choose: Time or Money?

Given the choice between more time or more money, which would you pick? For a beach vacation, you might pay more for a direct flight to gain a couple of extra hours getting sand between your toes. On the other hand, you might take a better-paying ...

Sep 20

Categories: Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance

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UCI study links selfies, happiness

Regularly snapping selfies with your smartphone and sharing photos with your friends can help make you a happier person, according to computer scientists at the University of California, Irvine.

Sep 16

Categories: Happiness

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The Golden Years - 5 Ways to Ensure a Happy and Healthy Retirement

After a lifetime of hard work, thousands of baby boomers are retiring in record numbers across the globe. Like any life transition, embarking on the transition from working life to retirement can be wrought with challenges and stressors, especially ...

Sep 14

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness

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It's possible to learn to be more optimistic

Optimists have good reason to be optimistic – research tells us that their sunny outlook means that they are likely to live longer, healthier, happier lives compared with others who have a habit of seeing a darker future ahead. This has led ...

Sep 9

Categories: Happiness

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Keeping the Fire burning: Sex Over Time

Most people in a romantic relationship yearn for a passionate sex life. At the beginning of the relationship - the heady honeymoon phase, the days of early elation - passionate sex usually comes easily. Alas, over time routine sets in with the wear ...

Sep 3

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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Older people are Happier Year after year

Conventional notions have described aging as an ongoing process of physical and cognitive decline, with mental health mirroring the downward trend. However, a new study by researchers at the University of California-San Diego School of Medicine ...

Aug 30

Categories: Aging & Geriatric Issues, Happiness, Life Purpose / Meaning / ...

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Lowering your expectations can make you happier... but that doesn't ...

I took my Playbill. I found my seat. For nine months, I'd waited for it- the day printed on my ticket to see the hit Broadway show "Hamilton!"Just one thing slightly nagged at me: The pressure to love it as much as the massive fan base already ...

Aug 26

Categories: Happiness

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Psychologists Reveals Science Behind A Fulfilling Single Life

Single people have richer social lives and more psychological growth than married people. According to psychologist Bella DePaulo, it is time for a more accurate portrayal of single people and single life - one that recognizes the real strengths and ...

Aug 23

Categories: Happiness, Relationships & Marriage

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