Posts Tagged ‘Happiness’

Happiness Happens In August

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

smileyAre you happy? Have you told anyone about it? August is National Happiness Happens month, and everyone is encouraged to share life’s little moments of joy.

According to The Secret Society Of Happy People, there are three goals for this month. They are to help people:
• Recognize and express happiness
• Listen to others talk about their happiness
• Not rain on other people’s parades

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Can Spending Money Make You Happy?

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Money Shirt

Most Americans are closely monitoring their spending habits these days. With concerns about the economy and a growing unemployment rate, people across the country are tightening their belts.

A shrinking budget doesn’t mean that people are going to stop spending, but it seems that some expenses may have a more positive impact than others. According to a new study from researchers at Cornell University, using your money on experience-oriented events can make you happier than purchasing actual products.

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Creating Happiness

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

happypersonWe all have our own ideas about what it takes to live a happy life. A small group of researchers hope to prove that there are some specific components to personal happiness.

According to a recent scientific study that will be published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, there are five things people can do to makes their own lives happier. They include gratefulness, optimism, positivity, personal strength and kindness. Psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky explained that, according to her findings, “A large portion of happiness is in our power to change.”

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Talk Your Way To Happiness?

Friday, March 5th, 2010

peopletalkingA recent study conducted by the University of Arizona and Washington University in St. Louis showed that people who spend more time talking tend to be happier. The study concluded that happy people have more substantial conversations, not just small talk.

Researchers listened in on volunteers over a four-day period and recorded snippets of conversations. The recordings were categorized as either small talk or substantive exchanges, and people who regularly engaged in more serious chats with family and friends were the happiest.

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