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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…

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 satisfaction…

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…

Daily Nature Walk May Be Key To Happiness, Study Finds

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Nov 06, 2017 … KELOWNA, British Columbia — Stopping to smell the roses every day might just be the best kind of free therapy around. Even the shortest of nature breaks can do wonders for your happiness and overall well-being, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of British Columbia in Canada recruited 395 individuals to participate in a…

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,…

Survey: Average Adult Rates Their Happiness Level At Just 6.3 Out Of 10

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Sep 23, 2019 … LONDON — If happiness in life were a test, many people would be getting an “F,” according to a new survey of 2,000 British adults. The average respondent rated their happiness level at just 6.3 out of 10, and a quarter say they are just too busy to enjoy their lives. It seems free time is…

Formula To Happiness? Study Discovers Secret To Thriving

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Sep 15, 2017 … PORTSMOUTH, England — The secret to success may vary from person to person, but it’s also more formulaic than you think.  A new study that sought to find whether thriving individuals share specific traits resulted in what it claims is the “first definitive catch-all” on the subject. Researchers at the University of Portsmouth in the…

Money Can Buy Happiness After All, Study Finds

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Aug 01, 2017 … VANCOUVER — Can money buy happiness? Perhaps so, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School surveyed over 600 adults in four Western countries, including the U.S. and Canada, hoping to measure how having a little extra cash can help improve life satisfaction. Contained within the survey were…

Daily Power Naps Boost Happiness, Study Finds

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Apr 17, 2017 … HERTFORDSHIRE, England — Many people turn to “power naps” in the afternoon as a quick means of re-boosting energy levels, but it turns out they may provide other benefits. Napping for less than 30 minutes a day may make you happier, a new study finds. Psychologist Richard Wiseman, a professor at the University of Hertfordshire, surveyed…

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…

The Key To Happiness? Just Smile, Study Suggests

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Apr 12, 2019 … KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — If you’re having a rough day, one way to help turn that frown upside down may be as simple as doing just that. A new study reveals that smiling actually makes people feel happier. Researchers from the University of Tennessee and Texas A&M say that, in fact, several of our emotions can be…

Blues Therapy: Study Finds Singing With Others Boosts Happiness, Well-Being

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Jan 02, 2018 … NORWICH, England — Feeling blue to start the new year, but you’d rather not turn to antidepressants for help? Join a local choir. A new study finds that being part of a singing group can improve mental health and make you happier. Researchers at the University of East Anglia followed the Sing Your Heart Out…

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…

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…

Live in the Moment: Spontaneity Could Be Key To Happiness, Survey Suggests

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Jun 13, 2020 … NEW YORK — They say the only constant in life is change, but many people do their best to avoid change as much as they can. Humans are naturally creatures of habit, but according to a new survey, perhaps we should all throw our day planners out the window. A recent poll of 2,000 Americans finds…

Smile! Happiness After 60 Key To Living Longer, Study Claims

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Aug 27, 2018 … SINGAPORE — Happiness could be the key to a longer life, a new study finds. Researchers from the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore found that the happier a person is, the more likely they’ll enjoy a greater lifespan. Turning to a study of 4,478 Singaporeans who were 60 or older, the study’s authors sought to…

You can be ‘trained’ to be happier, research shows

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Mar 22, 2021 … TRENTO, Italy — When people are dealing with depression and other challenges in their lives, it may seem like being happy is something that will never happen again. While some may think that happiness is something everyone has to figure out for themselves, a new study finds people can actually learn to be happy. Researchers in…

People feel happier being with friends than their spouses, but there’s a catch

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Sep 18, 2020 … New study shows that the overall time spent with a spouse or partner yields the lowest levels of happiness, compared to friends or other relatives. DALLAS, Texas — Home may be where the heart is, but a new study finds spending time with family doesn’t always make us happy. Researchers say people tend to be happier…

‘Hustle’ for happiness: 8 in 10 adults say dancing boosts their mood

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Oct 08, 2020 … LONDON — There are countless methods, chemicals, and complex plans that supposedly hold the key to happiness. Sometimes, though, it’s the little things that make all the difference. For instance, a new survey of 2,000 adults finds that 80 percent feel much better after dancing for a few minutes. Three in four respondents went so far…

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…