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Help Kids Practice Gratitude- All Year Round

by Dr. Carla Fry and Dr. Lisa Ferrari Our culture trains us from an early age to reach for something new or something better. The practice of gratitude is a great way to help us stop and appreciate what we already have. If you think about it, if we are not grateful...

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Grateful Kids = Happy Kids

DRS. FRY & FERRARI According to research by our colleagues at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, “People who practice gratitude feel considerably happier (25%) than those in a control group; they are more joyful, enthusiastic, interested, and...

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Should Happiness Be Part of the School Curriculum?

Olivia Parker 11 JULY 2016 • 1:01PM Every morning after the register, the 260 pupils of Westfield Primary School in Hertfordshire settle in their classrooms into “mountain pose” (standing up, shoulders relaxed) or a sitting position. They close their eyes, imagine...

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Happiness can affect physical health

A new review indicates that subjective well-being -- factors such as life satisfaction and enjoyment of life -- can influence physical health. The review's investigators also examine why this is so and conditions where it is most likely to occur. Subjective well-being...

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Happiness & health

The biology of emotion—and what it may teach us about helping people to live longer Could a sunny outlook mean fewer colds and less heart disease? Do hope and curiosity somehow protect against hypertension, diabetes, and respiratory tract infections? Do happier people...

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Why happiness is healthy

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN (CNN)Happiness -- you know it when you see it, but it's hard to define. You might call it a sense of well-being, of optimism or of meaningfulness in life, although those could also be treated as separate entities. But whatever happiness is, we...

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It’s Official: Happiness Really Can Improve Health

Amanda MacMillan Jul 20, 2017 Scientists have thought for years that happiness may have a real effect on physical health, but a comprehensive new review makes the case stronger than ever. The review, published in Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, examines the...

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How yoga can actually make you happier

The science behind the ageless practice. NATALY KOGAN I love to tell people all about my skepticism regarding yoga before I finally tried it; as someone who is constantly on the go, the idea of sitting on a mat and being still sounded like torture to me. If there were...

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How Yoga Makes You Happy

By Monique Minahan When I first started practicing yoga, I was still digging my way out of a deep cavern of grief. Something about this unusual method of twists, turns, and upside downs kept calling me back. I didn’t know what it was initially, but as I began to...

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The Science Behind Happiness And Exercise

by GRACE LEE Most of us are already familiar with the fact that exercising regularly can have benefits such as maintaining a healthy weight and improving cardiovascular health. As if we need yet another reason to exercise, there is also the suggestion that physical...

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The Psychology and Science of Happiness

The pursuit of happiness is something we share as humans, and whether we are conscious of it or not, everyone is on the same quest to find meaning, purpose, and joy. But as elusive as the concept of happiness can be, there always seems to be just one more hurdle to...

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Finding Sustainable Happiness

Talks on Finding Happiness Be Happy Right Now Every living creature wants to be happy. To be happy, people seek something: money, power or sex. But even after getting it one is not happy. God wants to see us full of enthusiasm, joy, compassion and happiness. Creation...

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7 Happiness Habits, backed by science.

7 Happiness Habits, backed by science. pie chartAlthough happiness is a timeless and universal human quest, only in recent years has research turned its focus on how happiness can be sustained and increased. Science has now confirmed that with certain practices we can...

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Happiness and Success

Happiness and Success By Laura Huckabee-Jennings We are taught from a young age that achieving specific milestones of success — getting good grades, getting into a great college, having a prestigious career, having a certain amount of money saved, living in the right...

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