Tag: happiness

Instantly Boost Happiness By Simply Taking a Look at the Nature Around You

By Heather Callaghan, Editor If You Want to Be Happy, Stop and Smell the Roses A UBC researcher confirms that spending time outdoors is a direct line to happiness. Stopping to smell the roses is not just a luxury intended for the dreamers of the world. It’s not a luxury at all. It is not frivolous. It could…

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Turns Out Money Does Buy Happiness

  By Heather Callaghan, Editor “New research is challenging the age-old adage that money can’t buy happiness,” says a recent press release about a new study on the psychology of money habits. To be clear, it is not material possessions that impart this happiness, not a chance. Once you understand what money really is – only a…

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80-Year Study Shows Happiness Is The Driving Force In Our Health

By Karen Foster How people describe both positive and negative events in their lives influences their perception of their own life. When scientists began tracking the health of 268 Harvard sophomores in 1938 during the Great Depression, they hoped the longitudinal study would reveal clues to leading healthy and happy lives. They got more than…

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Scientific Proof Kindness Makes You Smarter, Stronger and Happier

By Christina Sarich What if the cure for your cold was opening a door for a complete stranger? Or watering your neighbor’s roses while they are away on vacation when you notice them wilting? How about stopping your headache by putting some spare change in someone’s parking meter when it is about to expire? Or, reversing…

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10 Things To Do If The World Is Making You Depressed

By Sophie McAdam Seriously, you’re not alone. Here are some useful antidotes to the global whirlpool of negativity… There’s no doubt about it: the world is seriously messed up.  If you’re not feeling a little bit sad right now, you’re probably either already taking an assortment of pills to deal with the pain or you live off-grid in a…

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MRI Scans May Have Located the Intersection of Happiness

By Natural Blaze, Kyoto University Research Exercising, meditating, scouring self-help books… we go out of our way to be happy, but do we really know what happiness is? Kyoto University researchers narrow in on the neural structures behind happiness. Wataru Sato and his team at Kyoto University have found an answer from a neurological perspective….

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Photographer Removes Phones From His Photos To Show – You Guessed It

 By Amanda Froelich To convey society’s addiction to technology, the photographer removed all smartphones and digital devices from his portraits of everyday life. Despite the obvious benefits advances in technology have contributed to our society, the social and physical implications are slowly revealing themselves. Eric Pickersgill, an American photographer, took notice of the problem while…

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When You Spot What Makes This Picture So Awesome, You’ll Applaud

By Amanda Froelich It’s easy to become dependent on technology and live only through social media, but the trend needs to change before humans lose their ability to connect and relate with each other. Have you been around people lately? Whether on the subway or in a coffee shop, it’s rare true connection is made with…

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