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Materialistic Consumers Find Happiness In ‘Wanting’, Not ‘Having’
2013-01-15 15:28:06

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new research report, it turns out that money really can buy happiness after all. Sort of. This week, the Journal of Consumer Research (JCR) released the findings of a study indicating that society´s most materialistic consumers appear to get more happiness from wanting the products of their desires than they actually get from owning them. Moreover, the authors noted that this pleasure of anticipation stems...

Facebook Has Physical And Mental Effects
2013-01-15 04:20:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research finds that social network users tend to have inflated self-esteem due to the number of "likes" and other positive comments received from close friends. This, in turn, can reduce self-control both on and offline, said the researchers from the University of Pittsburgh and Columbia Business School. Social network users focused on close friends also report having higher body-mass indexes and higher levels of...

2013-01-02 05:04:28

For the 15th year the society names the five happiest events of the year. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 The Secret Society of Happy People announces its 15th annual Happiest Events and Moments of the year: 5.    Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel became the first freshman to win the Heisman Trophy. 4.    Gabby Douglas´s talent and smile captured our hearts when she became the first African-American to win the Olympic all-around...

2013-01-02 05:03:18

Greg Reid, successor to Napoleon Hill´s mission of discovering what makes leaders of the day tick, sat down with Matt Theriault, host of the Your Do Over podcast on iTunes, to share his story and offer words of wisdom to those in the midst of life “do overs.” During the interview, Reid gave an impromptu world premier announcement of his latest project, The Secret of Happiness. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 Over the holiday break, Greg Reid of the Napoleon Hill...

Kids Who Perform Kind Acts Are Happier, Gain Greater Acceptance With Peers
2012-12-27 10:11:22

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online There are several keys to happiness and acceptance. For children, kindness is an important key. Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Riverside (UCR) have found that nine- to twelve-year-olds who perform kind acts for others are not only happier, but tend to be more accepted by their peers. Their study, published in Wednesday´s issue of PLoS ONE, suggests that increasing peer...

2012-12-14 05:02:58

Toronto based online survey site Tellwut.com asked 3,500 panelists from across North America to rank their top five happiness factors. The survey found that men and women have very different ideas as to what makes them happy. (PRWEB) December 13, 2012 Tellwut´s online poll asked people to say what makes them happy. Having a Significant Other ranked as the number one source of happiness, with 49% of respondents listing it in their top five. The remaining four were A Good Night´s...

Study Shows Personal Satisfaction Increased When Income Is Too
2012-12-03 15:45:07

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Money may not buy happiness, but a new study shows that increasing personal income can have a positive effect on a person´s satisfaction. The study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, examined a host of economic, societal, and psychological factors in an attempt to correlate happiness and overall life satisfaction with financial well-being. "We've found that rising income does lead to rising...

Booze And Sex Are Key To Happiness: Survey
2012-11-24 06:55:17

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online This just in -- adults enjoy having sex and drinking alcohol. Those stunning discoveries are the result of a new study conducted by Carsten Grimm, a psychology researcher at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Grimm asked participants to rank 30 typical activities in terms of four different qualities: pleasure, meaning, engagement, and happiness, according to a university report detailing his work. "Psychologists...

Happy Kids Become Wealthy Adults
2012-11-20 05:27:25

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University College London recently found that children who have a happy childhood have a greater likelihood of growing up into adults who are wealthy. The study is considered the first in-depth investigation to look at the impact of youthful happiness in future wealth. The finding that happy kids were more likely to earn higher levels of income as adults was discovered Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, a professor of...

Health And Happiness Really Are Related
2012-11-14 11:17:39

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from George Mason University, the University of Alabama-Birmingham, the University of Chicago, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School recently revealed a new study indicating that health could impact happiness. In particular, the findings showed that disruption of the body´s daily functions was related to decreases in happiness. Previous studies have observed how happiness had...


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