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Our Possessions Do Not Make Us Happy, Sorry iPhone
2013-10-07 11:40:50

[ Watch the Video: Happiness Comes From People, Not Things ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Though helpful, it seems iPhones and other gadgets aren’t capable of making us happy. A new Swedish study finds that it is people and human relationships that nurture us and make us truly happy. After analyzing articles published in Swedish newspapers in 2010, psychology researcher Danilo Garcia, of University of Gothenburg, says he discovered no link between...

2013-09-26 23:32:48

ShareHappiness is a social and learning platform that links the science of happiness to every individual. Appealing to experts in well-being as well as those who seek to foster positivity, ShareHappiness promotes what is truly important in life through a social atmosphere with a scientific base. Miami, FL (PRWEB) September 26, 2013 ShareHappiness launched its new online platform to merge the experts in the science of happiness with the general public. A recent academic study featured in...

Your Facebook Use Can Say A Lot About Your Self-Esteem
2013-09-13 05:46:46

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A person’s level of self-esteem and self-determination may help explain how they create and monitor their online social media personas, according to a new study by researchers at Penn State University. "The types of actions users take and the kinds of information they are adding to their Facebook walls and profiles are a reflection of their identities," said S. Shyam Sundar, Distinguished Professor of Communications and...

2013-09-10 14:21:56

By combining the experience of self-reported positive and negative emotions among 1,400 US-residents, researchers created four affective profiles which they then used to discern differences in happiness, depression, life satisfaction and happiness-increasing strategies. The differences between these profiles suggested that promoting positive emotions can positively influence a depressive-to-happy state (defined as increasing levels of happiness and decreasing levels of depression across the...

Canadian Report Claims The World Is Becoming Happier
2013-09-10 10:35:36

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Given the current financial and political climate, it may be hard to believe that overall happiness is on the rise. This is the claim made by Canadian professor John F. Helliwell,  whose latest World Happiness Report details the corners of our globe where happiness prevails. This report, the second of its kind, has been released in the weeks leading up to the United Nations General Assembly as a way to judge a type of well-being...

2013-09-09 23:27:41

New book reveals how to advance our 'caveman brain' for radical happiness. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 08, 2013 Neuropsychologist Rick Hanson made a name for himself with his first book, Buddha's Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom. Hanson's new book Hardwiring Happiness: The New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm, and Confidence' (Random House, Oct 2013) illustrates how taking just a few extra seconds to stay with a positive...

2013-08-29 23:26:13

When unhappiness happens silver linings can help you find your happy again. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 29, 2013 Unhappiness Happens! When it does, the challenge is finding happiness again quicker. Since 40% of someone's happiness is within their control, when unhappiness happens, the approach they take towards an unhappy situation determines how long it takes to find their happy again. The Secret Society of Happy People will host a free webinar Happiness Happens When I See Silver...

2013-08-28 23:27:08

Y55: Happiness Trainer Mobile App Debuts at End of Summer “HappyThon” at Brooklyn’s McCarren Park New York, NY (PRWEB) August 28, 2013 Y55: Happiness Trainer, a soon to be released first of its kind happiness training mobile platform that enables users to follow their personal profile with a weekly program, received its campaign debut at an end of summer mixed crowd gathering of several hundreds of families, young couples, and hipsters in their late 20s and early 30s in one of the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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