If you’re like most of us, you’re probably wondering what to give as a gift this holiday season. Houseplants or a bunch of flowers are a great way to generate positive feelings. That’s because contact with nature has a calming effect on everyone. Plants improve mental health Research shows that employees who work in offices…

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Thanksgiving is round the corner and you’ll be counting your blessings and relishing the happiness that they bring. Is there a way to make happiness last? With a little bit of thought and preparation, it can happen. Remember the excitement of that first car purchase? The heady scent of fresh flowers? These things leave you…

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Getting old isn’t an unavoidable, negative side-effect of living longer; there are plenty of benefits of aging. Older People are Happier According to Smithsonian magazine, as we get older, we get happier. Cornell sociologist Karl Pillemer and his co-workers interviewed about 1,200 older people. They found that many people said something along these lines: “I…

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Half of American seniors say they often feel lonely. That’s the first reason that seniors should play games. But there are many more because loneliness doesn’t just affect your moods; it affects every part of you. Loneliness can lead to cognitive decline. On top of that, according to a new study of social isolation published…

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Did you know that judging others is harmful to your health? Maybe that’s why your mother always told you never to judge someone until you’d walked in their shoes. We are social creatures and our natural instinct is to judge those around us. We judge people on their driving skills…or lack of. We judge them…

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Are you caring for someone with dementia? Have you noticed that they often have bad moods and suffer from confusion, anger, sadness and apathy? The good news is that a new study shows that music improves moods of patients with dementia. Why Music Improves our Mood Studies show that when we hear music, the pleasure…

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  According to a new study, happy people don’t just live happier lives; happy people actually live longer. The study showed that people who reported feeling happy, excited, and content on a typical day increase their chances of living to a ripe old age. The numbers come from studying optimism and longevity among nearly 70,000…

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Happiness doesn’t usually last. Most of us find that happiness is like a soap bubble. It floats away and disappears. Do you remember how excited you were when you moved into your new home? Or started your new job? Do you also remember that it didn’t last? Happiness Fades Happiness fades. Psychologists call this phenomenon…

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