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Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

We all have a remarkable capacity to make ourselves happier.

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.

But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it. 

 



Via Enzo Calamo, Marc Kneepkens
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To inspire you in your reflexions to find your Resolutions for 2016!

 

Here are some of the things that psychologists and social science researchers have found that have the power to lift your spirits and keep them high:

-Write down 3 things you're grateful for.
-Go on a hike or gaze up at the stars on a clear night.
-Drink coffee (not too much, though).
-Meditate.
-Read an adventure story.
-Get outside.
-Go for a nature walk.
-Do things you do when you’re happy — even if you’re not.
-Participate in cultural activities.
Listen to sad songs.
-Set specific goals you know you can achieve.
-Write down your feelings.
-Spend money on others, not yourself.
-Volunteer.
-Make time for friends.
-Smile more.
-Don’t hold a grudge.
-Have the right amount of sex.
-Be both an optimist and a realist.
-Get your hands dirty.
-Work out.
-Master a skill.
-Be patient. Happiness tends to grow with age.

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, December 26, 2015 9:06 PM

#Happiness is a choice.

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Achieving sustainable, inclusive cities requires better planning - UN News Centre

Achieving sustainable, inclusive cities requires better planning - UN News Centre | Développement durable et efficacité énergétique | Scoop.it

Top United Nations officials have underscored the need to better plan the world’s urban areas, where half of the global population currently resides, to turn the ideal of sustainable and inclusive cities into reality.

“In little more than a generation, two thirds of the global population will be urban. As the proportion of humanity living in the urban environment grows, so too does the need to strengthen the urban focus of our efforts to reduce global poverty and promote sustainable development,” said Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

In his message for World Habitat Day, Mr. Ban noted that better planned and better functioning cities can help ensure that everyone who lives there has adequate shelter, water, sanitation, health and other basic services. He also noted they promote education and job prospects, energy-efficient buildings and public transport systems, and a feeling of inclusiveness for inhabitants.

According to the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the main challenges confronting cities and towns all over the world today include unemployment, especially among youth; social and economic inequalities; and unsustainable energy consumption patterns.

Urban areas are also responsible for most of the world’s waste and pollution.


“We should create a new type of city – the city of the 21st century – a smart, people-centred city, one that is capable of integrating the tangible and more intangible aspects of prosperity; a city able to rid itself of the inefficient, unsustainable urban habits of the previous century,” said Joan Clos, UN-Habitat’s Executive Director.

“It is time for changing our cities and for building new opportunities,” he stated...


Read further to learn more about the social, economic and cultural components of sustainable cities and urban growth, and the latest in the global dialogue on green development and conscientious planning and how they contribute to a healthier economy, engaged communities, and increased social equity.


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