Want to know the secret to happiness? Just rearrange your living room furniture…smile, even when you don’t feel like it…have at least 11 friends…watch sad movies…and don’t talk about traffic or the weather.
You may think that all sounds kooky. But according to researchers who study what makes humans tick, these types of things actually influence whether we feel that our lives are flat or even meaningless—or truly bright, happy and joy-filled.
Here are a multitude of proven ways—some of which work in an instant!—to have a happier life. Which ones can you do?
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