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What are the three ways to train your brain to be happy?

What are the three ways to train your brain to be happy? | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it

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Watch what you're focussing on..

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, December 31, 2012 4:04 AM

Its all about the stories u tell yourself - be it of being better than the jonses or being thankful for the new year.

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Add nature, art and religion to life's best anti-inflammatories

Add nature, art and religion to life's best anti-inflammatories | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
Taking in such spine-tingling wonders as the Grand Canyon, Sistine Chapel ceiling or Schubert's 'Ave Maria' may give a boost to the body's defense system. Researchers have linked positive emotions -- especially the awe we feel when touched by the beauty of nature, art and spirituality -- with lower levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines.
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Meer zakelijk succes? Manage vijf factoren van geluk!

Meer zakelijk succes? Manage vijf factoren van geluk! | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
Het managen van geluk op de werkvloer kan leiden naar meer succes. Dat zeggen de deskundigen van Happiness Works, die woensdag de resultaten van de Nederlandse Geluk en Werk Index presenteerden.
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Positive THINKING has limited health benefits. @reuters: Positive psychology is something else.

Positive THINKING has limited health benefits. @reuters: Positive psychology is something else. | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A psychology technique that encourages patients to think positively and gain confidence helped some with high blood pressure and heart disease stick to medication and exercise
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Is an Optimistic Mind Associated with a Healthy Heart?

Is an Optimistic Mind Associated with a Healthy Heart? | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
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What a Happy Cell Looks Like

What a Happy Cell Looks Like | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
A growing field of research is examining how life satisfaction may affect cellular functioning and DNA.
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Margriet Darwinkel's curator insight, February 23, 3:22 AM

Zorgen dat de cellen in je lijf blij zijn bleek al effectief uit de studies met water van Emoto. Maar onderzoek gaat steeds verder en inmiddels inzichten dat het zelfs effect kan hebben op je DNA.

#happyfamilylife #gelukwerkt!

 

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The right balance: the economics of happiness

The right balance: the economics of happiness | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
What makes people happy? Measuring human happiness is increasingly becoming a pursuit of economists, who use a range of research tools to gauge and quantify popular contentment at a national level. A common factor is money, but that’s far from the whole story, as we find out in this edition of Real Economy. We travel to the Netherlands and meet a family who manage to get the work/life…
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How To Intentionally Design A Happier Life

How To Intentionally Design A Happier Life | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
Paul Dolan, a leading happiness scholar, offers strategies for identifying what really makes you happy and doing more of those things.
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10 Simple Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science -

10 Simple Things That Will Make You Happier, Backed By Science - | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
1. EXERCISE MORE – 7 MINUTES MIGHT BE ENOUGH You might have seen some talk recently about the scientific 7 minute workout mentioned in The New York Times. So if you thought exercise was something you didn’t have time for, maybe you can fit it in after all. Exercise has such a profound effect on our …
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Dogs Know What That Smile on Your Face Means

Dogs Know What That Smile on Your Face Means | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
Fido knows whether you're happy or angry by your facial expression, according to a new study.
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Spanish is the happiest language, Chinese the most balanced, new study reveals

Spanish is the happiest language, Chinese the most balanced, new study reveals | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
Humans evolved to look on the bright side of life, and this ‘positivity bias’ has been built into our language, the results of a massive examination of the words used in 10 different languages has shown. The basis of this research harkens back to...

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 11, 6:24 AM

While evolutionarily 'bad is stronger than good' , it seems culturally we have evolved to see good more often than bad:-)

Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, February 11, 9:36 PM

¿Sabias que el español es el idioma más feliz?

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Getting More Sleep Linked to Higher Well-Being

Getting More Sleep Linked to Higher Well-Being | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
Getting more hours of sleep is linked to higher overall well-being, with the relationship peaking at eight hours of sleep. In the U.S., 42% of adults report they usually get less than seven hours of sleep per night.
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Margriet Darwinkel's curator insight, March 3, 4:59 AM

We weten het allemaal eerder naar bed en meer slaap nemen. En toch blijkt dat we structureel te laat naar bed gaan in onze high performance maatschappij.

Een eenvoudige stap om te zetten als je wilt werken aan optimaal vitaal werken: bouw de discipline in om meer te slapen. 

 

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The Surprising Benefits of Documenting Ordinary Experiences

The Surprising Benefits of Documenting Ordinary Experiences | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
Research suggests that we tend to underestimate the joy of rediscovery.
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I'm too busy! How can we get out of this busy-ness trap? - video

I'm too busy! How can we get out of this busy-ness trap? - video | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
You're probably thinking you're too busy to watch a short video about being too busy …
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Be your best: Life, leadership and the pursuit of happiness

As ‘wisdom week’ launches in the Life pages we talk to Potentialife founders Tal Ben-Shahar and Angus Ridgway, who say the key to good leadership lies in being happy
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Don’t Try to Break a Bad Habit — Start a New, Better One Instead

Don’t Try to Break a Bad Habit — Start a New, Better One Instead | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
Framing your thoughts positively might be a better way to change your behavior.

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, February 19, 4:22 PM

Funciona mejor agregar un hábito positivo que tratar de dejar uno molesto.

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This Feeling Does Wonders for Your Health

This Feeling Does Wonders for Your Health | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
A new study examines the link between positive feelings and dangerous inflammation.

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, February 13, 2:25 PM

El sentimiento de asombro se asocia con una menor actividad inflamatoria 

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No surprise, positive emotions mean more cooperation

No surprise, positive emotions mean more cooperation | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
When people decide whether to make decisions that benefit the greater good at some personal cost, they tend to be more cooperative when they go with their gut than when they deliberate on the issue. Now, Yale researchers have provided greater insight into the processes that drive cooperation and determine how well people work together in everyday life.
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Stel jezelf de vraag: heeft mijn werk eigenlijk wel zin?

Stel jezelf de vraag: heeft mijn werk eigenlijk wel zin? | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
Politici van links tot rechts vieren feest als de werkloosheid daalt. Maar als zoveel mensen een hekel hebben aan hun werk, moeten we dan wel blij zijn met alle nieuwe vacatures?
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Rethink Your After-Work Routine to Make the Transition Home a Happy One

Rethink Your After-Work Routine to Make the Transition Home a Happy One | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
Fatigue and Stress Fuel the Tendency to Ruminate; a Mental Break Helps Us Leave the Bad Mood Behind
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Zeven gewoontes van optimistische mensen

Zeven gewoontes van optimistische mensen | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
Mensen die het leven steevast van de zonnige kant bekijken, zijn gezonder en leven langer. Maar hoe doen ze dat eigenlijk? En waar halen ze de mosterd…
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Margriet Darwinkel's curator insight, February 22, 4:21 PM

De moeite waard om ze je aan te leren of ze te koesteren.

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Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Seven Habits of Optimistic People | Gelukswetenschap | Scoop.it
Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, February 12, 12:19 PM

7 hábitos de la gente optimista

Margriet Darwinkel's curator insight, February 18, 1:54 AM

De eigenschappen van Happy People. Je kunt ze maar beter weten ;-)!

Julianna Bonola's curator insight, February 22, 11:37 PM

Most people will need to choose to be happy when life happens, in order to feel happy. Life can dampen our enthusiasm at times, but when you choose to look for reasons to be happy, you are already 50% of the way to happiness.