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    1. A Good Mood May Be Secret to Creativity

      Dec. 17, 2010 -- It may be a good idea to get into a good mood before tackling a tricky task. A good mood may help boost your problem-solving skills and let you think more creatively, a new study suggests. And putting yourself into a good mood may be as easy as watching a funny video or listening to

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    2. Wandering Mind May Lead to Unhappiness

      Nov. 11, 2010 -- People are happiest when having sex, exercising, or talking to others -- in large part because such activities require enough concentration to keep their minds from wandering, new research indicates. In general, people spend almost half their waking hours thinking about something ot

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    3. Walnuts Reduce Stress

      Oct. 6, 2010 -- Regularly eating a handful of walnuts can affect the blood pressure response to stress, according to a new study. “People who show an exaggerated biological response to stress are at higher risk of heart disease,” study author Sheila G. West, PhD, of Pennsylvania State University, sa

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    4. Key to Happiness Lies in Choices You Make

      Oct. 4, 2010 -- A new study suggests the key to long-term happiness may lie not only in your genes, but also in the choices you make in life. Researchers say the findings contradict the popular notion that life satisfaction is largely determined by a person's genes, marital status, or personality. I

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    5. Hurt Feelings Can Hurt the Heart

      Sept. 29, 2010 -- Social rejection doesn’t just feel heartbreaking, it makes your heart rate drop, a new study shows. Scientists in the Netherlands say the disappointment of feeling you’re not liked can cause the heart rate to slow for a moment, or even longer. The bottom line: Feeling as if you’ve

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    6. Money Can Only Buy So Much Happiness

      Sept. 7, 2010 -- Money may shape your outlook on life, but it can only buy so much when it comes to your daily happiness. "More money does not necessarily buy more happiness," write researcher Daniel Kahneman of Princeton University and colleagues in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienc

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    7. Study: Hands-Free Headsets Don't Improve Driving Safety

      Aug. 13, 2010 (San Diego) -- Ditch the phone if you drive. That's the bottom line of a new study that found using hands-free headsets while driving doesn't result in fewer accidents, echoing the results of many previous studies. ''When you are on the phone, you are only using part of your brain to d

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    8. How You View Others Says a Lot About Self

      Aug. 6, 2010 -- You might want to think twice before you talk about others, because your words could reveal a lot about your own personality traits, even ones that you may not be aware of, or clues to whether you’re kind or mean. That’s the finding of a new study, which concludes that the way you vi

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    9. Stay Busy, Stay Happy

      Aug. 3, 2010 -- People who stay busy with tasks tend to be happier than idle folks, new research indicates. Researchers at the University of Chicago and Shanghai Jiaotong University enrolled 98 college students to take part in experiments requiring them to either be idle for 15 minutes or take a wal

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    10. Rejection Affects Health

      Aug. 2, 2010 -- Rejection triggers responses in the body that can increase a person’s risk for maladies such as asthma, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and depression, a new study says. Scientists at UCLA recruited 124 healthy young adults to participate in a lab-based test aimed at determining w

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