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Yale's Massively Popular 'Happiness' Course Is Available Free Online

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Read the rest of the article at Yales-Massively-Popular-Happiness-Course-Is-Available-Free-Online DISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make up your own mind. Those of us with healthy immune systems are m ... read more

Dumbing Yourself Down

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Be careful when dumbing yourself down. Before you know it, you will "succeed." #dumbingusdownDISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself. Make up your own mind. Those of us with healthy immune systems are much... read more

Six Exercises For Happiness

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"These six daily happiness exercises are proven to make anyone, from a 4-year old to an 84-year old, happy, or simply happier. Achor says in just 21 days, the exercises can transform a pessimist into an optimist. Gratitude Exercises. Write down three things you're grateful for that occurr... read more

Don't Keep Calm...

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Basically, go ahead and let yourself get anxious/excited. It's OK! You might even enjoy yourself, in a way. Or at least it'll be one of those things you can look back on and laugh about. Read the rest of the article at Don't Keep Calm.... "Original source here: apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/... read more

Contributing Factors To Happiness

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What a great experiment ... and website!Scientists Discover One Of The Greatest Contributing Factors To Happiness - You'll Thank Me Later. See also six-exercises-for-happinessDISCLAIMER: We are not medical professionals but can comprehend the various articles linked on this site. Think for yourself... read more

What Happens In Your Brain When You Get Mad And How To Control It

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What happens in your brain when you get mad, and how to control itI love this! Especially after my last post. "By using one of his strategies, projecting peace, you can activate a different set of mirror neurons and begin to defuse the other's anger. You can get them to mirror your calm in... read more

Angry People

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Funny how the day after commenting on Facebook (see below) about driving past a local rich neighborhood, this morning in that same neighborhood I ticked off the driver behind me by having the gall to use a turn lane properly. You do realize you're not supposed to use that center two-way turn lane fo ... read more

Not Pulled Over

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Had a very brief, mundane, realistic dream the night before last in which I was pulled over by a traffic cop. I didn't think much about it until the next morning when I was going down Antioch Pike to a client's office. That particular stretch (as you pass the sports fields) is infamous as a speed tr... read more

Thought For The Day

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I was noticing how I'm not as good of a speller as I used be, or at least not as quick. Old age, I figured. Brain deteriorating. Oh well. Then I decided it's not necessarily that big a deal when certain brain synapses or pathways/habits die or just get worn out. It just forces me to use other menta... read more


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