HIV patients are helped with positive emotion coaching

Apr 18 2017 - 5:39am
Teaching happiness

Researchers have determined that teaching happiness to men suffering from HIV improves their health.

News that somebody has HIV is frightening. And yet the state of mind of a personal afflicted with HIV appears to have an effect on treatment outcomes.

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Financial literacy can help prevent anxiety about old age

Apr 17 2017 - 6:03am

Researchers in Japan say they have determined an understanding of money decreases concerns about old age.

When it comes to your health and well being the old saying that money is the root of all evil is not true at all.

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Having fun with exergaming benefits health

Mar 19 2017 - 8:37am
Playing Pokemon GO

There has been a lot of concerns over the years that spending too much time playing digital games can be unhealthy. However researchers are now saying that a type of digital gaming called exergaming which combines gaming with execise can decrease sedentary time and enhance social well-being.

With a rise in popularity of digital gaming there have been increasing concerns about too much associated sedentary time leading to an increased incidence of many illnesses including obesity, diabe

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Imagery training may be the key to happiness

Feb 25 2017 - 8:16am

Researchers say you can teach yourself to be happy with imagery training.

There is a lot of unhappiness in the world. Many people are searching for ways to achieve natural happiness without the use of drugs with their potential dangerous side effects.

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Negative Attitudes, Anxiety Seriously Affect Both Waistline and Heart Health

Feb 23 2017 - 4:14pm
Negative attitude and waistline

There’s more than one reason to keep a positive attitude - including protecting your heart!

There are times for all of us when the future looks scary, and we fall into the trap of having a “less than sunny” outlook on life.

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Benefits of Fruits and Veggies: Well-Being and Also Happiness

Feb 13 2017 - 12:37pm
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Eating a healthy diet full of fruits and vegetables is not only good for your body – it is also good for your happiness and well-being.

When we start a new diet, we often think of the physical benefits it will bring – weight loss, lowered blood pressure, decreased fatigue.

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Lower stress, boost happiness in just 3 minutes

Jan 13 2017 - 8:02pm
Three minute meditations for free calm anxiety and stress, boost happiness

Here is a three minute fix to quell stress and anxiety that does not require a visit to the therapist, no pills and is free.

According to the National Institutes of Mental Health just ten percent of people with stress and anxiety receive effective help.

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Being Creative Can Boost Wellbeing in Young Adults

Nov 28 2016 - 4:10pm
Creativity and health

Early adulthood has many emotional ups and downs. Researchers have found that being creative can help promote positive wellbeing.

Some have described the life of a young adult as being a “roller coaster.” We can all remember that youthful time as both being exciting and scary at the same time.

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Family leisure at home--natural remedy for family happiness

Oct 11 2016 - 6:23am
A happy family

Family leisure which is spent at home taking part in familiar pastimes may be a good route to happiness.

In the pursuit of happiness families often spend a lot of money and time searching for exciting things to do.

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Kindness is a good natural remedy for happiness

Oct 8 2016 - 12:57am
The Dalai Lama sharing a message of kindness

It has been concluded by researchers that being kind to other people causes a small but nevertheless significant improvement in subjective well-being.

In our troubled world it's often very difficult to find happiness. It appears a good way to achieve a greater degree of happiness naturally may be to be kind.

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A happy spouse may be a natural remedy for your good health

Sep 27 2016 - 11:24am
A happy couple

According to a study which has been published by the American Psychological Association having a happy spouse may be associated with better health.

The quality of your relationships can have a significant impact on your overall health. The kind of spouse you have can dramatically influence your well being.

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The Health Benefits of Being Kind

Sep 1 2016 - 8:28am
Being Kind

Today, September 1, New Zealand is celebrating “Random Acts of Kindness Day.” In the US, we celebrate this “holiday” in February, but actually any day is a good day to show the world you care.

“Imagine a world where people look out for each other. Where we all pay it forward. Where success is measured in selfless acts.

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Do Fruits and Vegetables Hold The Secret to Happiness?

Jul 10 2016 - 7:53pm
fruits, vegetables secret to happiness

You may be familiar with the science of happiness, a positive psychology approach to understanding how gratitude, self-reflection, and forgiveness can boost your sense of well-being. But did you know that research suggests fruits and vegetables may hold the secret of happiness?

According to Project Happiness, recent research has revealed that 90 percent of our happiness is associated with our inner essen

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Search for the source of happiness has ended

Nov 22 2015 - 1:26pm
Seat of happiness found in the brain

Researchers have uncovered where happiness occurs in the brain. What does it mean now that scientists know the neural source of happiness?

Scientists have questioned whether we really even know what happiness is, despite our seemingly constant quest for finding ways to feel happy.

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How Minimalism Can Improve Mental Health

Nov 15 2015 - 2:37pm
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Minimalism can have a positive impact on your mental health, which includes your stress level and your ability to enjoy and appreciate life. This discussion of minimalism refers to a lifestyle or philosophy (it’s a toss-up as to which category it falls into) and not the artistic or architectural concept of minimalism.

What is minimalism?

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Is Your Cellphone and Phubbing Ruining Your Love Life?

Oct 3 2015 - 9:11am
cellphone ruining your love life

When the new study from Baylor University came out saying that mobile phones can ruin your love life, I was not surprised. All you have to do is watch couples who are in an intimate relationship and how so many of them have made their cellphone the “other (wo)man.”

It’s reassuring to know that I’m not alone in believing that mobile phones, although convenient, have become the central factor in Pphubbing, or “partner phone snubbing,” in which individuals use o

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Hydrate the Homeless: The New Ice Bucket Challenge

Aug 21 2014 - 10:52am
Hydrating the homeless

Water – more specifically buckets of ice cold water – has been making quite a splash across the internet these past few days in the form of a charity movement referred to as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This splash, which could be more accurately described as a viral tidal wave, has caused such a storm that members of social media websites have been divided into two distinct and very opposite groups:

Group 1: Members who have voluntarily video recorded themselves dumping a bucket of ice cold water over their head, posted it to their Facebook, and who have subsequently nominated

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The Happy Antics Holistic Program May Help Dementia Sufferers

May 26 2014 - 6:23am
Happy Antics Holistic and Dementia

Dementia can be a horrifying condition that undermines the well being of sufferers and loved ones alike. It often appears as if there is nothing that can be done to help people afflicted with dementia which generates feelings of hopelessness and helplessness among sufferers of the condition and caregivers. New research which shows that holistic exercise may help people with dementia offers a more positive assessment of the possibilities in dealing with this condition.

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Facebook could be valuable for the promotion of mental health

Mar 21 2014 - 10:36pm
Facebook across the world

The Facebook phenomenon has changed the way we communicate and see the world overnight. Suddenly ideas, photos, art, stories, music, and even feelings can be shared in a flash with people across the world on one social networking site. Having access to tuning into what's going on with other people in so quick a manner leaves open considerations that Facebook can actually serve as a valuable resource to help promote mental health by sharing positive feelings online.

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Positive posts on Facebook can be 'contagious'

Mar 18 2014 - 8:39pm
New study says posting emotions on Facebook can spread the same emotion to others.

Posting how you feel on Facebook can be contagious.

Posting positive comments on Facebook can make others generate more positive posts, just as negative posts can do the opposite, although positive comments are more “contagious”, according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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