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2014-04-02 12:32:00

Study shows shoppers might buy material items because of mistaken belief they provide more value Despite knowing that buying life experiences will make them happier than buying material items, shoppers might continue to spend money on the latter because they mistakenly believe items are a better value, according to a San Francisco State University study published today. That belief, however, isn't accurate. Those surveyed after making a purchase rated life experiences both making them...

2014-03-10 12:26:28

Movement aims to create 100,000 Acts of Happiness to share and make the world a happier place DALLAS, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Happiness can change the world, and there's an uplifting addition to the calendar to help spread and share the joy: The United Nations has officially recognized March 20(th) as The International Day of Happiness. To celebrate, Live Happy LLC, a company dedicated to promoting and sharing authentic happiness through education, integrity, gratitude, and...

Brain's Reward System Responsible For Love, Or Hatred, Of Music
2014-03-06 15:28:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online While some of us obsess over music – collecting stacks of vinyl and vintage guitars – others could care less. According to a new study, the pleasure we get, or don’t get, from music is based on the innate reward system in our own brain. In the study, which is published in the journal Current Biology, a team of Spanish and Canadian researchers found that some people who feel pleasure in other ways simply can’t get it out of...

2014-03-04 12:23:37

DALLAS, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Happy magazine's third issue hits stands today, just in time to commemorate the United Nations' 2(nd) annual International Day of Happiness. The March/April 2014 issue continues its mission to make 2014 the "year of happiness," featuring articles and original content for readers to incorporate into their daily lives. In conjunction, Live Happy is joining forces with its Acts of Happiness campaign intended to inspire people nationwide to pledge and...

2014-01-15 23:24:48

The 13th Annual Hunt for Happiness week begins Sunday, January 19. The Secret Society of Happy provides activities that contribute to happy feelings that ultimately contribute to one's authentic happiness. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 The Secret Society of Happy People's Hunt for Happiness Week is just around the corner. The 13th annual event kicks off Sunday, January 19 and runs through January 26, providing activities and tips for finding happiness. "We've found...

2014-01-08 23:23:56

The Secret Society of Happy People is providing inspiration and activities for finding happiness in the New Year during the Hunt for Happiness Week. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 The Secret Society of Happy People provides its members with inspiration for finding happiness during the 13th Annual Hunt for Happiness Week that starts on Sunday, January 19 and runs through January 26. Some of the largest media organizations around the globe declared January 6 as the saddest day of the...

2014-01-08 23:23:18

In "A Happy Life for Busy People," Neil A. Panosian shares simple secrets to happiness for readers of all backgrounds and financial situations. Greenfield, WI (PRWEB) January 08, 2014 In the current economy, many Americans are depending on minimum-wage jobs and dwindling paychecks to make ends meet. As a bartender, blog writer and postal worker, Neil A. Panosian knows this hardworking lifestyle better than anyone - yet he considers himself happier than ever. In "A Happy...

2013-12-18 23:25:05

The Secret Society of Happy People has released a free activity list of 31 Winter Happiness Boosters to anyone wanting to enjoy the holidays and combat the 'holiday blues.' Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) December 18, 2013 The Secret Society of Happy People has released 31 Winter Happiness Boosters to combat the holiday blues. "We often feel pressure to be happier during the holidays because of the expectations instilled in us through movies and commercials that depict the holiday...

Skiing Can Help Boost Happiness, Well-Being
2013-12-02 18:30:29

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online Researchers have confirmed in a study published in Applied Research in Quality of Life that skiing can give a boost of pleasure and well-being. A team at Yonsei University in the Republic of Korea conducted a survey of 279 visitors at three major ski resorts in South Korea. They measured the level of happiness and satisfaction of skiers and snowboarders by assessing their sense of pleasure, their level of flow or engagement in the...

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...