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Happiness: Easier Than You Think?

We're all looking for another way to improve in the new year and what could be better than resolving to be more happy. And we have some scientifically proven ways today to help you feel better.
Who couldn't use a little more happiness? These are science-based but also simple ways to make yourself happier.

Fresh air is medicine. One study found that just 20 minutes outside can even boost your memory.

Keep your eye on the thermometer too, because happiness is maximized at 57 degrees.

Another one: Spend time with family and friends. Research shows it even makes introverts happier.

Speaking of other people, volunteer: No surprise here, that making others happy, will in turn make you happy.

The magic number is 100 hours a year of volunteer work.

Move closer to work, even if you give up a bigger house, a shorter commute will make you happier.

And speaking of moving, plan a vacation, even if you don't take it.

Make a list of things you are grateful for. It helps to remind yourself about the good stuff in your life.

Sleep more. You'll be less sensitive to swinging emotions.

Meditate and practice smiling.
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