In which states are Americans happiest?

In which states are Americans happiest?

Americans are happier in states where governments spend more on public goods, among them libraries, parks, highways, natural resources and police protection, a Baylor University study has found. “Public goods are things you can’t exclude people from using — and one person using them doesn’t stop another from doing so,”...

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If you want to have more friends, you just have to tilt your head a little

If you want to have more friends, you just have to tilt your head a little

Every time we look at a face, we take in a flood of information effortlessly: age, gender, race, expression, the direction of our subject’s gaze, perhaps even their mood. Faces draw us in and help us navigate relationships and the world around us. How the brain does this is a...

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Is 2019 going to be the year in which you will definitely carry out your New Year’s resolutions?

Is 2019 going to be the year in which you will definitely carry out your New Year’s resolutions?

In order to keep your resolutions in 2019, consider these tips from Tim Bono, author of When Likes Aren’t Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness (Grand Central Life & Style, 2018) and lecturer in psychology at Washington University in St. Louis. Find your motivation: Identify an important reason...

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Happiness did not decline repeatedly giving to others

Happiness did not decline repeatedly giving to others

While the happiness we feel after an activity diminishes each time we experience it, a phenomenon known as hedonic adaptation, giving to others may be the exception to this rule. New research finds that participants’ happiness did not decline, or declined much slower, if they repeatedly bestowed gifts on others...

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Our picks for great family cars in 2018

Our picks for great family cars in 2018

Every family has their own unique transportation needs and even though things like fuel efficiency and safety will always be the top of the list of requirements, so are those family-friendly features manufacturers are increasingly adding into today’s family vehicle range. Thankfully, there are lots of cars that meet this...

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Personal growth

Personal growth

Once we are aware of suffering from low self-esteem and have decided to address the situation, the most advisable is to develop a personal improvement plan, to consider that what we do not like about ourselves and that what we want to change in order to feel better. So said,...

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The 6 secrets to boosting brand awareness for your business

The 6 secrets to boosting brand awareness for your business

Every business wants people to remember their brand. Creating brand awareness is vital to building a loyal customer base, but it is a challenging task due to consumers’ oversaturation with brand messages. In fact, digital experts estimate that the average person sees between 4000 and 10,000 ads per day! We...

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Working for yourself and starting a business

Working for yourself and starting a business

Working for yourself is everybody’s dream, especially in an industry where you are able to show your passion and natural ability. The effort, confidence and dedication it takes to turn this from a dream into reality is what will separate the successful from the unsuccessful. With the increase in digitally...

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Savvy savings for families

Savvy savings for families

Keep your money safe, your family happy and your worries down with advice on how to maintain a healthy life and bank balance. One of the most common themes in family life is the worry of having enough money to provide for your children, as well as any other dependents...

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How to tell you need to get rid of your family car

How to tell you need to get rid of your family car

For some reason, a lot of people are reluctant to let go of their old family car sometimes. Some people just feel that if it’s still running and they don’t have any more payments to make, then there’s really no reason to buy a new one. Others genuinely become attached...

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