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10 Simple Things You Can Do Today That Will Make You Happier, Backed by Science

  1. Exercise more - 7 minutes might be enough
  2. Sleep more - you’ll be less sensitive to negative emotions
  3. Move closer to work - a short commute is worth more than a big house
  4. Spend time with friends and family - don’t regret it on your deathbed
  5. Go outside - happiness is maximized at 13.9ºC (57.02ºF)
  6. Help others - 100 hours a year is the magical number
  7. Practice smiling - it can alleviate pain
  8. Plan a trip - but don’t take one
  9. Meditate - rewire your brain for happiness
  10. Practice gratitude - increase both happiness and life satisfaction
  • Full article by Belle Beth Cooper via HuffPost Science
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