Individuals who want just a little more happiness in their life might want to try their hands at volunteering. According to a 2013 study, volunteers live longer and happier lives than non-volunteers.
“Obviously, you would give your life for your children, or give them the last biscuit on the plate. But to me, the trick in life is to take that sense of generosity between kin, make it apply to the extended family and to your neighbor, your village and beyond.” – Tom Stoppard
What exactly makes generosity so valuable? How can giving to other people be considered a “trick in life”? According to a book published in 2014, generosity just might hold the ever-elusive key to happiness.
A recently published study by a research team at McMaster University in Canada found that gut bacteria may play a key role in the development of depression and anxiety.
Smartphones aren’t only for bright, flashy games about birds and fruit – they can also be a valuable resource for mental health treatment. Here are eight smartphone apps designed to help individuals with depression find resources, learn therapy techniques and regain control of their lives.
In 2013, more than 41,000 Americans committed suicide. To put that into perspective, 41,000 people could fill all of the seats of the Sydney Opera House 20 times over. To transport 41,000 people, one would need roughly 130 airplanes, 820 busses or 10,000 cars. Suicide is so prevalent that, in 2013, it was the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. In that year, someone died by suicide every 12.8 minutes.
Her stomach was filled with butterflies. His face was hot with anger. Her limbs were heavy with sorrow. His heart leaped with joy.
Countless research studies have documented the psychological and physical benefits associated with happiness. Happy people live longer, experience a reduced risk of heart disease and generally lead more fulfilling lives than their less happy peers. What exactly does happiness do to the body that makes it so healthy?
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