Healthier and happier without Facebook

Two weeks of 20 minutes less time per day on Facebook: a team of psychologists from Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) invited 140 test persons to participate in this experiment. Lucky those who took part: afterwards they were more physically active, smoked less and were more satisfied. Symptoms of addiction regarding Facebook usage decreased. These effects continued also three months after the […]

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Working out with your partner could make your relationship happier

Working out as a couple could be the secret to a long and happy relationship, according to a new study. A survey of more than 7,600 UK adults published by Decathlon in the Decathlon Activity Index, revealed 43% of those surveyed have exercised with their partner – with more than half (66%) saying that working out together has improved their relationship. 51% of those surveyed […]

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Context may explain why dads are happier and less stressed than moms

Dads are often happier, less stressed and less tired than moms when taking care of kids, and researchers say these differences may come down to how and when childcare activities are split between parents. In a study led by Penn State, researchers looked at childcare through the lens of a “care context.” Going beyond measuring how much time mothers and […]

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This serotonin-boosting workout promises to make you feel happier

Start standing straight, with your feet together and arms down by your side, once comfortable begin to shift your weight to your left foot. Then, bend your right knee, reaching down to clasp your inner right ankle and using your hand to draw your right foot alongside your inner left thigh. Be sure to rest the foot above or below […]

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