Tag: happiness


How to make yourself happier

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14th April

A new research paper points to a small tip that may help you to be just a little bit happier.

In psychology, there are many chicken and egg questions in determining which came first. For example, do people smile because they are happy? Or do people become happy because they smile?

Alternatively, we can phrase those questions differently in terms of cause and effect. Does happiness cause people to smile … Read more


How to be happy and healthy

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23rd December

What do you want out of life?

Yes, some people want to be successful. But many more people say that they would rather be happy and healthy.

At least part of being happier and healthier comes down to our attitudes. There’s a solid volume of evidence suggesting that being grateful may lead to both greater happiness and better health. For example, studies suggest that grateful individuals tend to report feeling … Read more


How to have a happier relationship

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14th September

I’m going to tell you how you can have a happier relationship. But first, let me ask you a few questions. To what extent do the following statements describe you?

  1. “I want close friends and family members to understand my weaknesses and flaws.”
  2. “I have a good understanding of why I behave the way that I do.”
  3. “I often assess myself critically.”
  4. “I want people who are close to me
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5 research-backed tips on boosting your happiness

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7th January

Ask people what they ultimately want from life and many will say that they want to be “happy”. But happiness can often seem elusive. So here are five science-based pointers on how to be happier.

1. Understand that happiness is to do with attitude as well as circumstance
Yes, your circumstances will have an impact on your happiness. For example, experiencing an illness or experiencing conflict at work may reduce … Read more


Does money buy happiness?

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26th October

I’ve been reading a book by a professor of economics at Princeton University. Based on research studies, he concludes that: “the emotional lives of the poor are not very different from those of the rich, though the poor are much less satisfied with their lives.”

The professor distinguishes between emotions and satisfction. Yes, satisfaction is affected by wealth. Wealth allows people to avoid ill health and buy material comforts. … Read more