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Does money buy happiness? Wealthy California towns top list of America’s happiest cities

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Mar 07, 2022 … WASHINGTON — Does money buy happiness? Not always, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. That’s the conclusion of a new study that finds some of America’s happiest cities are also the wealthiest and healthiest in the nation. The WalletHub study of the country’s 182 largest cities finds Fremont, California tops the list as the happiest place in…

Key to happiness at the office — is getting plenty of action in the bedroom

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Jan 24, 2022 … CORVALLIS, Ore. — If you’re feeling fulfilled at home, there’s a good chance you’re feeling fulfilled at work, too. A recent study finds that having an active sex life could lead to increased job satisfaction at work. Researchers concluded that people who prioritize their love lives at home head into the work day with more enjoyment and focus…

Happiness during young adulthood can protect against dementia later on

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Sep 29, 2021 … SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Does your mental health in your 20s determine your risk of dementia decades later? A new study finds happiness during young adulthood may be the best medicine for your brain during old age. Researchers from the University of California-San Francisco have discovered a link between depression at younger ages and cognitive decline…

Happiness comes from family, community, nature — not money, study shows

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Mar 08, 2021 … BARCELONA — You don’t have to earn six figures and beyond to be happier, according to a new study. People in communities where there is little cash are as contented as those from rich societies. That’s because it focuses them on other values, including family and the beauty of nature, explain scientists. The finding questions…

H20 = Happiness: People who drink 6 glasses of water daily are more optimistic, successful, energetic

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Dec 12, 2020 … NEW YORK — What’s the key to happiness? Most people would probably answer that question with responses like love or family. Interestingly, a new survey of 2,000 Americans finds the true answer may be staying hydrated. The poll finds those who maintain proper hydration tend to be happier, more successful, and more energetic. Respondents who drink…

‘Toxic masculinity’ can be damaging to a man’s health, happiness

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Sep 08, 2020 … EAST LANSING, Mich. — Is the traditional image and perception of being male preventing some from seeking the help they need? Sociologists in a recent study analyzed whether hegemonic ideals of masculinity, or toxic masculinity, can cause social isolation in older men. The research shows this mentality can lead to problems with health, well-being, and…

Study: People filter out certain information to protect their happiness

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Sep 04, 2020 … PITTSBURGH, Pa. — Is ignorance truly bliss? Too much of anything isn’t necessarily a good thing and a recent study says that goes for information too. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon, Northwestern, and Harvard Universities find some people prefer to filter out information that poses as a threat to their happiness. “Economists have long thought ‘the…

No sleep, no smile: Lack of shut eye reduces positivity, feelings of happiness

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Jun 25, 2020 … TRONDHEIM, Norway — A new study is emphasizing just how important a regular and consistent sleep schedule is to one’s overall wellbeing. Researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology say that lack of sleep can make a person feel less happy, lazier, and less attentive the following day. “Not in the sense that we…

Smile For Your Stomach: Happiness May Guard Against Deadly Gut Infections

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Jun 10, 2020 … DALLAS — Positivity isn’t always easily achieved, but a new study provides yet another reason we should all do our best to inject a bit of optimism into our mindsets. Researchers from the UT Southwestern Medical Center have found evidence that serotonin, the brain chemical responsible for feelings of happiness and well being, may be able…

Reason to smile: Happiness is the most dominant human expression, study finds

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Nov 11, 2019 … COLUMBUS, Ohio — Smile, and the whole world smiles with you. A new Ohio State University study has determined that of the thousands of possibilities, there are but 35 universally accepted facial expressions. Yet perhaps most remarkable is that roughly half of these, 17 to be exact, are expressions of happiness. Unless we are actors,…

Study: Secret to happiness — Is drinking 8 glasses of water daily?

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Oct 03, 2019 … NEW YORK — Who would have thought the secret to happiness would be something as simple as drinking enough water? A new study finds that you’re three times more likely to feel “very happy” if you believe you drink enough water regularly. The study asked participants about their water consumption on a daily basis and overall feelings of…

Study: Wealth can bring happiness — When viewed as a measure of success

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Oct 01, 2019 … BINGHAMTON, N. Y. — The old adage “money can’t buy happiness” has been debated for centuries. Now, a new study conducted at Binghamton University has a fresh take on the conversation surrounding money and happiness. According to researchers, when one views wealth and material possessions as measures of success, they report feeling greater levels of…

Retail therapy: Happiness from spending money depends on your social class, study finds

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Sep 04, 2019 … LOS ANGELES — Many people believe that money can’t buy happiness, but a recent study has found that different social classes experience varying levels of happiness from specific types of purchases. It turns out there’s something to “retail therapy” after all, but it comes with an asterisk. Researchers from several universities set out to determine the…