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Life’s Hardships Impact Your Wellbeing Even Decades Later, Study Finds

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Mar 12, 2020 … Research shows that people dealt difficult life events, especially early on, are far more likely to battle psychiatric problems and social struggles later in life. Individuals raised by cold, emotionally-detached mothers are also at a much greater risk of having mental and social issues as they age. NORWICH, England — Each person on this planet can…

Positive Connection: Mother And Baby ‘More In Tune’ When Mom Is Happy

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Dec 26, 2019 … CAMBRIDGE, England — A mother and her child share a very special connection, that much is plain to see. However, you may be surprised by just how much a woman can link up with her child. According to researchers from the University of Cambridge, a mother and baby’s brains can actually form a mega network of synchronized brain waves…

Small Gestures, Big Impact: Feeling Loved Increases Well-Being, Study Finds

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Nov 26, 2019 … New research reveals that people who experience simple moments of love and appreciation on a daily basis from others feel greater purpose and optimism in their lives. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — No subject has been the basis of more works of art, music, and writing than love. Many storytellers tend to go for a big dramatic…

Better With Age: Women Over 50 Are Happier, More Secure Than Women In Their 20s

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Oct 05, 2019 … LONDON — Turning 50 may seem daunting to many middle-aged adults, but it seems there may be something to the modern saying that “50 is the new 30.” That’s because a new survey finds that women over 50 are happier, more secure, and more content with their relationships than women in their 20s. The interesting findings…

Get Out There: Study Finds Introverts Happier After Pushing Themselves Socially

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Sep 26, 2019 … RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Introverts, or people who are naturally more subdued and quiet, are usually at their most content in a private, tranquil setting. However, researchers from the University of California, Riverside say that introverts will eventually start to feel happier if they push themselves to be more social and outgoing for an extended period…

Employees Happier, More Productive When Employers Show Small Gestures Of Kindness

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Sep 12, 2019 … UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A few small gestures of kindness from employer to employee can go a long way towards improving worker health and performance, according to a study by an international team of researchers led by Penn State. Researchers observed what happened when employers improved the lunches being served to a group of bus drivers…

Leaves Of Grass: Views Of Greenery From Home, Work Help Reduce Harmful Cravings

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Jul 12, 2019 … PLYMOUTH, England — So much of modern life happens indoors. From offices to apartments or homes, most people in today’s day and age find themselves cooped up inside for most of the day. Spending more time outdoors has long been linked to a more positive mindset, but now a study has concluded that just seeing greenery on…

Be True To You: Study Finds It’s Healthier And More Productive To Be Yourself At Work

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Jul 10, 2019 … HOUSTON — Being comfortable at work is easier said than done. Many people feel as if they need to present a certain version of themselves to be successful in their profession, and often times that doesn’t coincide with their true interests, tastes, or preferences. However, according to a comprehensive study conducted across multiple U.S. universities, it’s…

Just One Serving Of Fruit And Vegetables Daily As Good For Mental Health As Taking A Walk

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May 23, 2019 … LEEDS, England — We all know that eating more fruit and vegetables can help us keep the extra pounds off and improve physical health, but a new study shows that even as little as a single serving also boosts mental health. A study by researchers at Leeds and York universities in the United Kingdom analyzed data…

Study: Having ‘Trophy’ Wife, Rich Husband Key To Strong Marriage For Some

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Apr 30, 2019 … TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Seeking out a “trophy” wife or a rich husband may seem like old-fashioned goals that society is pushing away from, but they actually might not be such bad ambitions after all for some people. A new study finds that having an attractive wife or high-status husband may make a marriage stronger for…

Happy Wife, *Longer* Life! Having A Happier Spouse May Add Years To Lifespan, Study Finds

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Apr 24, 2019 … TILBURG, Netherlands — As the old saying goes, “Happy wife, happy life!” It turns out that adage may need to be changed to, “Happy wife (or husband), longer life!” That’s because a new study shows that having a happy spouse is linked to greater longevity. In fact, researchers say that a spouse’s satisfaction in life predicted…

Study: After An Upbeat 1950s, Pop Songs Have Grown Darker, Angrier Over Time

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Jan 29, 2019 … SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — From “All Shook Up” to “Uptown Girl” to “Uptown Funk,” music has gone through many changes over the decades. Not just stylistically, though. According to new research, lyrics to pop songs have grown darker and edgier over time. Researchers at Lawrence Technological University studied popular music lyrics from the 1950s to 2016.…

Study: Taking The Scenic Route To Work Every Day Improves Mental Health

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Oct 19, 2018 … BARCELONA — Taking the scenic route to work every day may do wonders for your mood at the office. That’s because a new study finds that people whose commutes to work take them through wooded areas, parks, or other natural settings are more likely to demonstrate stronger mental health. Researchers from the Barcelona Institute for…

Materialistic People More Likely To Be Unhappy In Their Marriage

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Oct 12, 2018 … PROVO, Utah — Married individuals who find themselves shopping frequently or always longing for the latest gadgets and fashion trends shouldn’t be surprised if their romantic lives are hurting just as much as their bank accounts. A research team at Brigham Young University found that materialistic people are more likely to devalue the meaning of marriage,…