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‘Toxic masculinity’ can be damaging to a man’s health, happiness

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Sep 08, 2020 … EAST LANSING, Mich. — Is the traditional image and perception of being male preventing some from seeking the help they need? Sociologists in a recent study analyzed whether hegemonic ideals of masculinity, or toxic masculinity, can cause social isolation in older men. The research shows this mentality can lead to problems with health, well-being, and…

Spending Just 20 Minutes At A Public Park Boosts Happiness, Study Finds

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Mar 02, 2019 … BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Need a pick-me-up? Try a park-me-up. A study by researchers at the University of Alabama-Birmingham finds that spending 20 minutes in a park or green space makes the average person happier. What’s more, it didn’t matter whether you were sitting on a bench just passing the time or playing frisbee with a friend.…

Office Perks Survey: 54% Of Workforce Finds Flexible Hours Key To Job Satisfaction

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Feb 28, 2018 … WASHINGTON — Looking to improve employee morale without breaking the bank? If so, consider offering a no-to-low-cost perk that many workers covet more than anything else: flexible hours. Clutch, a Washington, D.C.-based research firm, recently polled more than 500 full-time working Americans, finding that the nation’s workforce prioritizes choosing its hours over anything else. Forty-one…

Study: Believing Others Have More Friends Than You Increases Feelings Of Loneliness, Isolation

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Sep 28, 2017 … VANCOUVER — Merely thinking that you don’t have enough friends can affect your happiness along with your likelihood of making new friends, a new study finds. Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Harvard conducted two separate surveys with first-year college students, hoping to determine how one’s social self-perception on campus affected their…

Study: People In Open Relationships As Happy As, More Trusting Than Those Who Prefer Monogamy

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Mar 30, 2017 … ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Perhaps the grass is equally green on both sides. A new study finds that people in open relationships are actually just as happy as individuals who prefer monogamy. Researchers at the University of Michigan surveyed 2,124 people at least 25 years old about the quality of their relationship and/or partner. About…

Study: ‘Afterglow’ From Sex Lasts Up To 2 Days, Strengthens Bond Between Partners

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Apr 01, 2017 … WASHINGTON — Having strong sexual chemistry may help bring partners closer together in relationships, but it turns out it’s the “afterglow” of sex that forms a more lasting bond, a new study finds. The report, published in the journal Psychological Science, found that the so-called afterglow can last for up to two days and plays a…

Gun Owners Aren’t Any Happier Than Unarmed Citizens, Don’t Sleep Better At Night, Surveys Show

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May 13, 2020 … TUCSON, Ariz. — Many gun owners and gun rights enthusiasts say that owning a gun makes them feel safer and sleep more soundly at night. But two studies conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona found that gun owners aren’t any happier overall than non-gun owners, and don’t sleep any better for that matter.…

Making more money really does make people happier, study says

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Jan 20, 2021 … PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — The old saying goes “money can’t buy happiness,” but a new study finds that’s not exactly true. Although previous studies find there’s a limit to how much a person’s income impacts their happiness, a researcher from the University of Pennsylvania says the sky’s the limit when it comes to money’s influence over well-being.…

Meaningful Conversations Make People Happier, But Small Talk Won’t Bring You Down

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Apr 09, 2019 … TUCSON, Ariz. —  Taking part in a deep, meaningful conversation with someone can boost one’s level of happiness, a recent study confirms, but does that mean idle small talk will do the opposite? Let’s be honest: getting stuck in a fruitless conversation with someone can be a drag, if not an unwanted annoyance. Researchers at…

Study: Older Immigrants Happier, More Satisfied With Life Than Native-Born Americans

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Mar 23, 2019 … TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Older immigrants living in the United States tend to be more satisfied in their lives than their natural-born counterparts, a study by Florida State University shows. The research, led by Dawn Carr, an FSU assistant professor of sociology, found immigrants from white, Hispanic, and other racial groups had higher levels of happiness…

Parks Are Nice, But Natural Outdoor Settings Will Make You Happiest, Study Finds

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Mar 22, 2018 … GUILDFORD, England — If you want to truly relax, you might have to travel a little farther than your neighborhood park. Splashing your toes in the surf, strolling down a country lane or visiting a national park is more likely to bring about blissful feelings that last. Researchers from several British universities discovered that while…

The Happiest Teens Use Smartphones, Digital Media Less Than An Hour A Day

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Mar 24, 2018 … SAN DIEGO — Worried about your child’s smartphone use getting out of hand? You should be. A new study finds that teens who are hooked on their phones and other digital devices are “markedly” unhappier than their less-plugged-in peers. Researchers from San Diego State University and the University of Georgia examined data on more than…

Americans Happier In States That Spend More On Libraries, Parks, Highways

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Jan 11, 2019 … Researchers find that there’s little political divide, incredibly enough, when it comes to investment in public goods and services. WACO, Texas — Are you satisfied with the state of your state? A study by researchers at Baylor University found that Americans living in states that spend more on public goods and services — things like…

Study: Married People, Especially Best Friends, Most Content Throughout Life

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Dec 20, 2017 … VANCOUVER — The grass might seem greener on the other side when hitched individuals reminisce about life before marriage. But a new study finds that people who are married — especially those who consider their spouses their best friend — are more content with their lives than people who are single. Researchers from the Vancouver School…

People Who Enjoy Cleaning The House Are Happier, More Relaxed, Survey Finds

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Mar 19, 2018 … OAKLAND, Calif. — Need to inject some positivity into your home? A little spring cleaning might just do the trick, a new study finds. Clorox, the household name in the cleaning industry, recently released findings from a multifaceted study it conducted in which the findings suggest that keeping a neat living space promotes empathy. The…