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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/20/2014 at 8:36am
32 Happy Dogs To Celebrate International Day Of Happiness (PICS, VIDEOS, GIFS)
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/03/20/32-happy-dogs-pictures-videos_n_4998681.html?utm_hp_ref=tw


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27 Things About Happiness
The Huffington Post  | by  Lindsay Holmes

In honor of the International Day of Happiness, below are 27 scientifically-backed facts that you need to know about getting to your happy place.


It's a choice.

As Aristotle once said, "Happiness depends upon ourselves." Perhaps the most simple way we can find bliss is to accept that it's completely up to us.

As much as 40 percent of our happiness levels are within our control, according to some happiness researchers. In order to turn happiness into something you create, adopt small habits -- such as lingering on positive moments and forcing yourself to smile -- and you'll start to feel joy on your own.

Happy people prefer deeper conversations.
Exuberant human beings are social butterflies -- but only if you forgo the trivial small talk. Researchers at the University of Arizona discovered that a spike in happiness occurred during social interactions when people were engaged in more substantive conversations.

Quick thinking is associated with positive feelings.
If you have a quick wit or pride yourself on being a fast reader, you may also have a more positive mood. A study published in Psychological Science discovered that happiness was more commonly associated with faster cognitive thoughts.

Job satisfaction can impact your happiness.
An examination published in the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology linked happiness with work to overall happiness and life satisfaction. Another study conducted by the University of Aberdeen revealed that job fulfillment was ranked as one of the most critical factors to overall well-being and happiness.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/21/2014 at 4:47pm
And of course you want your students to watch the new trending video and song "Happy" by Pharell Williams.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6Sxv-sUYtM
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