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10 Scientifically Proven Happiness Increasers

Wallstreetatheist
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9/2/2013 2:23:00 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Here are the first five:
1. Exercise more: 7 minutes might be enough
2. Sleep more: you'll be less sensitive to negative emotions
3. Move closer to work: a short commute is worth more than a big house
4. Spend time with friends and family: don't regret it on your deathbed
5. Go outside: happiness is maximized at 13.9 degrees C

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9/2/2013 6:16:47 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/2/2013 2:23:00 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Here are the first five:
1. Exercise more: 7 minutes might be enough
2. Sleep more: you'll be less sensitive to negative emotions
3. Move closer to work: a short commute is worth more than a big house
4. Spend time with friends and family: don't regret it on your deathbed
5. Go outside: happiness is maximized at 13.9 degrees C

Source: http://blog.bufferapp.com...

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9/2/2013 8:27:33 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/2/2013 5:05:15 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Alcohol, drugs, sex, and pop music did not make the top ten list. This questions the whole basis of modern society.

Wut?
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9/3/2013 3:14:30 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/2/2013 2:23:00 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
5. Go outside: happiness is maximized at 13.9 degrees C

It's much easier to control temp. inside than out.

Also, alcohol & drugs are glaring omissions as well as music, and last but not least, DDO.
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9/3/2013 4:02:32 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
"Scientifically Proven"
Hah.
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9/4/2013 10:00:51 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/3/2013 4:02:32 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
"Scientifically Proven"
Hah.

Studies are in the article, bihh
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9/4/2013 10:51:45 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/2/2013 5:05:15 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Alcohol, drugs, sex, and pop music did not make the top ten list. This questions the whole basis of modern society.

I'd say it questions the validity of the list.
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9/5/2013 1:45:26 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/4/2013 10:51:45 PM, darkkermit wrote:
At 9/2/2013 5:05:15 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Alcohol, drugs, sex, and pop music did not make the top ten list. This questions the whole basis of modern society.

I'd say it questions the validity of the list.

Alcohol, drugs, sex, and pop music are the obsessive interests of young people. Society is aging. On top of that, older people are more likely to respond to surveys. Not that sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll go out style, they just get less important with maturity.
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9/5/2013 6:38:34 PM
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At 9/5/2013 1:45:26 PM, RoyLatham wrote:
Alcohol, drugs, sex, and pop music are the obsessive interests of young people.

If sex wasn't an obsessive interest of my ancestors, I wouldn't be here.
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9/5/2013 11:01:57 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/4/2013 10:00:51 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 9/3/2013 4:02:32 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
"Scientifically Proven"
Hah.

Studies are in the article, bihh

See the Psychology = pseudoscience thread.
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9/7/2013 11:11:33 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 9/2/2013 2:23:00 AM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:

5. Go outside: happiness is maximized at 13.9 degrees C

That's pretty chilly. I don't think I'd be maximally happy in such weather.

My preference would be much closer to 21.1 and 29.4 degrees C, depending on my initial mood.