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    Our Top Ten Happiness Quotes

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    Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.
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    Feeling Good for Free

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    Philosopher’s and the like continue to debate a particular question: can an act of selflessness ever be truly selfless? Don’t we do things because we get something from doing it? Don’t we always feel better for helping someone? So-called selfless motives might be complex but the fact remains we do tend to feel happier in ourselves when we focus attention outside of ourselves. Read more

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    What Makes People Happy?

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    What makes people happy? Well, there’s no simple answer but there are clues. Look at the habits of happy people and you’ll see rather similar things People who care for others, or volunteer to help out on a regular basis, appear happier than average. Read more

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    The Peak-End Rule to Happiness

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    The peak-end rule describes the way we judge experiences by the way they end. Here’s a familiar example. You’ve been on a fantastic two- week vacation and after just a couple of hours at work it’s like you’ve never been away. Read more

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    Test Your Positivity Ratio

    We can test our positivity ratio!

    Before we get on to the positivity ratio, a little background. The sad fact is negativity affects us far more deeply and lasts much longer than positivity. There’s a sticky quality to negativity that is hard to shake off, yet we seem to need both positivity and negativity in our lives in order to function at an optimal level. Read more

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    Reflect, Smile, Repeat

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    My mother always told me that the prettiest thing you could wear was your smile. I used to roll my eyes and think how ridiculous she sounded saying that. But as I have gotten older (and wiser), I now realize that she couldn’t have been more right! There is something about a happy and positive person that is absolutely beautiful. So I guess beauty really does come from within! Read more

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    A Lifetime of Happiness

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    Happiness is one of our life goals yet a lifetime of it may seem an impossibility. Everyone has an idea about what happiness means but I’m reflecting on what it means to achieve happiness – even over a lifetime. Read more

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    The Happy Factor

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    The happy factor. It’s the cornerstone of much self-help literature – a little happiness. To be happy doesn’t seem to be asking too much, but does it mean different things to different people and do we require some level of unhappiness in order to appreciate the difference? Read more

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