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HowStuffWorks "Extroverted Persona and Happiness"

HowStuffWorks "Extroverted Persona and Happiness" | Well being | Scoop.it
What makes people happy? Find out what makes people happy at HowStuffWorks.

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Do extroverts laugh out loud while introverts chuckle to themselves? 

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Studies show that even faking a smie increases our happiness. 

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6 Things Holding You Back From Making a Difference

6 Things Holding You Back From Making a Difference | Well being | Scoop.it
Examining a few of the the things that get in the way of being world changers. (The choice to make a difference is just that: a choice. Here are a few things that can keep us from making it.
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Go on! You know you want to do it! Six things to put aside so you can be everything you want to be. 

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The Underwear Song - YouTube

Check out a new Wheelie single: http://wheelie.bandcamp.com/track/the-ship (@tigirlily Check it! Band + 150 dancers aim to #inspire others to #lovetheirbody in video!
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Now this song's a little bit cheeky! 

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Happiness Week in Media, April 22-27, 2014 | Transition Town Media

Happiness Week in Media, April 22-27, 2014 | Transition Town Media | Well being | Scoop.it
TransitionTown Media invites everyone – residents, families, business and civic leaders, schools, and organizations to participate in a new tradition – Happiness Week, a borough-wide celebration of happiness!
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There are a whole lot of people planning to be happy in this town ... happiness week is on its way in April this year. Imagine how much energy all this happiness is going to create!

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Searching for Sleeping Beauty: Finding Delight in Plants in Winter - Valley News

Searching for Sleeping Beauty: Finding Delight in Plants in Winter - Valley News | Well being | Scoop.it
Searching for Sleeping Beauty: Finding Delight in Plants in Winter
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I like winter.
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Even in the depth of winter delights can be found. 

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'Beautiful but sad' music can help people feel better - Medical Xpress

'Beautiful but sad' music can help people feel better - Medical Xpress | Well being | Scoop.it
'Beautiful but sad' music can help people feel better Medical Xpress The research investigated the effects of what the researchers described as Self-Identified Sad Music (SISM) on people's moods, paying particular attention to their reasons for...
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How do you relate to music? Are there particular pieces that you tune into when you are feeling down? Research results discuss the effect of music on our mood. 

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Two eBooks by Educator Sue Stephenson Will Bring More Laughter ...

Two eBooks by Educator Sue Stephenson Will Bring More Laughter ... | Well being | Scoop.it
Happiness, laughter and humor can help us create schools where students are eager to learn, educators and parents have trusting relationships, and everyone wants to get better at what they do. That's the proposition put ...
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Sooooo not everyone feels happy about being in school but with books like these, it looks like a whole lot more kids are going to enjoy it! 

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Brian Williams Does Amazing Rendition of 'Rapper's Delight' on The ...

Brian Williams Does Amazing Rendition of 'Rapper's Delight' on The ... | Well being | Scoop.it
Because Brian Williams, that newsman with great panache and gravitas, sang “Rapper's Delight,” thus officially making him the coolest non-kangaroo to do so. But this time, it wasn't just Williams rapping, for the song ended ...
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Okay, so sometimes it seems like the news on TV is all negative and bad. But this newsreader's words come together very nicely in a rap piece you are sure to enjoy! 

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Robots Mimic Termites Behavior: Science Looks To Nature For Inspiration [VIDEO] - International Business Times

Robots Mimic Termites Behavior: Science Looks To Nature For Inspiration [VIDEO] - International Business Times | Well being | Scoop.it
International Business Times Robots Mimic Termites Behavior: Science Looks To Nature For Inspiration [VIDEO] International Business Times The future of science may only need to look at nature, as Harvard engineers develop small robots that mimic...
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Science mirroring nature? The inspiration for these robots was the humble termite. The results are very interesting. 

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Rich or poor? Who's happiest? And why it matters. - Vancouver Sun (blog)

Rich or poor? Who's happiest? And why it matters. - Vancouver Sun (blog) | Well being | Scoop.it
Rich or poor? Who's happiest? And why it matters.
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Which nations has the happiest people? Check out this evaluation by the United Nations. There could  be some surprises. 

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Why We Travel | Outside the Cage

Why We Travel | Outside the Cage | Well being | Scoop.it
If you love to travel, there are often very unique and personal reasons you have a strong desire to explore the world and gain new experiences. (Happiness is not a destination. It's all about the journey.
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For some people travelling the world brings uplifting experiences that stay with them for many years to follow. Photographs remind us of the moments of delight but the real memory is stored inside our heart and head. We can go visit that place over and over again, whenever we need to reconnect to the wonder. 

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Pharrell Williams - Happy (Bermuda)

A day in the life of a Bermudian. Enjoy!
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Here it is again, the happy song. Love the way people connect with the tune and the words. This time the citizens of Bermuda. 

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Double happiness. - Robinson Vidal Ramirez Jr. | Facebook

Double happiness. (Double happiness. http://t.co/zzHNQj4ZWC)
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A beautiful demonstration of cooperation from two unlikely friends. 

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Inspirations

MIRROR: https://vimeo.com/36296951 •••••• Inspired on Escher's works. A free vision on how could be his workplace · Go to www.etereaestudios.com for m...
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Inspired by Escher, visual artwork to please you eye and tantalise you mind. 

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Funny WC and Toilets (31 Pic) | FunnyPica.com

Funny WC and Toilets (31 Pic) | FunnyPica.com | Well being | Scoop.it
Funny WC and Toilets (31 Pic). February 18, 2014 | Random Funny |. I can bet that you will never see the same toilets in your live. So click here and dont waste that opportunity. Funny WC Toilet 1 of 31 · Funny WC Toilet 2 of 31 · Funny WC ...
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Time to have a giggle.... when the necessary becomes a place for fun.

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Not-So-Tortured Artists: Creativity Breeds Happiness - Pacific ...

Not-So-Tortured Artists: Creativity Breeds Happiness - Pacific ... | Well being | Scoop.it
New research finds college students are happier than usual when they are engaging in creative activities.
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A beautiful link between creativity and happiness for you to explore.  Time to let that creativity flow.

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Exactly how Exercising turns on our Happiness. {Infographic}

Exactly how Exercising turns on our Happiness. {Infographic} | Well being | Scoop.it
"Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it." ~ Plato (Exactly how Exercising turns on our Happiness.
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Endorphin-raising exercise can raise our spirits as well. Hot foot it to this article on how a few push-ups might push up our mood. 

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Afternoon delight « Why Evolution Is True

Afternoon delight « Why Evolution Is True | Well being | Scoop.it
Afternoon delight. I just watched the tail end of the Barcelona/Man City game (one of my colleagues subscribes online), in which Man City went down 2-nil, with one goal scored by Lionel Messi (sorry, Matthew).
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Turkish Airlines has a bit of fun for our enjoyment. Ah, fame. Such a fleeting thing!

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Stanford research explores weekend happiness, jobless blues

Stanford research explores weekend happiness, jobless blues | Well being | Scoop.it
"Happiness spikes on the weekend and drops when the work week begins. Call it 'weekend bliss' or the 'Monday blues,'" said Cristobal Young, an assistant professor in sociology who co-authored the study with Chaeyoon ...
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Some very interesting facts to be found in this article... seems the weekend means a lot to us all ... employed and those of us who may be jobless. So we all have a good Friday and Monday-itis! 

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Happiness by the Numbers | Care2 Healthy Living

Happiness by the Numbers | Care2 Healthy Living | Well being | Scoop.it
So many things contribute to our happiness (or unhappiness), and what makes you happy can be a lot different from what makes someone else happy. That means that while the data below applies to most people, it may not ...
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Science is backing us up! Our bodies are built to be happy. We don't all respond to the same stimuli and our lives may not contain everything we think we need to be truly happy ... yet.... we do have a choice about happiness... here's the scientific evidence. What do you think? 

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Pharrell Williams - Happy ( Alba Iulia is also happy - Romania )

Alba Iulia (European Destinations of Excellence) is always ready to welcome its guests and share with them the millenniums and thousands of legends. The beau...
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You know the tune, you know the words …. Here are the people of Romania celebrating happiness!

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Pharrell Williams - Happy: Trombone Loop

Free Sheet Music: http://www.classicaltrombone.com/downloads Looped using Ableton Live. Song by Robin Pharrell Williams. Arranged and performed by Christophe...
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Musicians are amazing in the way they can harmonise different parts of a song. Here's a trombone player who masters the Happy Song with confidence and competence. Enjoy!

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4 happiness boosters you've never tried - MyFox Philadelphia

4 happiness boosters you've never tried - MyFox Philadelphia | Well being | Scoop.it
4 happiness boosters you've never tried
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4 happiness boosters you've never tried · 4 happiness boosters you've never tried. These four simple exercises will help you stay on the sunny side of the street.
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Take a look at these happiness boosters and see if they feel right for you. Sometimes trying something new can really boost our energy levels. 

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Scientifically Proven: Gratitude Is the Gravity Quotient of Happiness

Scientifically Proven: Gratitude Is the Gravity Quotient of Happiness | Well being | Scoop.it
Scientifically Proven: Gratitude Is the Gravity Quotient of Happiness - The Huffington Post (RT @LoraneGordon: A grateful heart is within a happy person.
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Expressing gratitude feels great... and not just to the person receiving our thanks. 

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Training character strengths makes you happy

Training character strengths makes you happy | Well being | Scoop.it
Anyone who trains character strengths increases their sense of wellbeing, a large-scale study conducted by a team of psychologists from the University of Zurich has concluded. It proved for the first time that this kind of training works.
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Scientific study shows how training characteristics of happiness improves our over-all wellbeing.  

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Don't Just Be Happy, Inspire Happiness

Don't Just Be Happy, Inspire Happiness | Well being | Scoop.it
Your employees look to you for lots of things, not the least of which is your ability to create the conditions that help them thrive. New research reveals six vital elements you should focus on.
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Here's a challenge for every employer... tips on creating a happy working environment ...watch how productivity improves and absenteeism reduces. 

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