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General

8 Benefits of Smiling on Your Health, Wellbeing and Relationships

Ever notice that a smiling person can brighten up a room, change the overall mood of a group of people, or even lower tension and avert escalation of conflict?

A simple smile, given the right circumstances, can instantly change your mood, and others', and this means it has the power to shift the physiological and emotional resonance of our minds and bodies from overall anxious to positive states.

By nature, we are drawn to smiles and repelled...
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Conscious Lifestyle

5 Distinct (and Surprising) Habits of Happy People



The pursuit of happiness can be described as both a deep concern and obsession of human beings throughout time. This quest to discover how to live our best, most fulfilling lives is a phenomenon that cuts across cultures. The fever has intensified in the last decade thanks in part to a growing body of research that links happiness to benefits ranging from greater health, happier relationships, boosts to creativity, and even higher earnings.

Physiologically, happiness is an...
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Couples Communication

10 Key Factors Proven to Make Your Love Last

Can romance and passion last a lifetime? Based on a recent study by researchers at Stony Brook University, yes.
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The findings, published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, surveyed couples married 10 years or longer, and found a significant number of couples, 40 percent, reported intense feelings of love and high levels of passion, decade after decade, even couples married 30 years or more.
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The published work of psychologist K. Daniel O'Leary and colleagues, titled Is Long-Term...
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Emotional Mastery

Study Finds Hugs Have Positive Effects on Relationships and Emotion Disorders

Do you or a loved one often feel detached from emotions, push away affection or intimacy? Research shows affectionate in the form of hugs may be the answer.

Drs. Colin Hesse and Kory Floyd of Arizona State University found that an array of nonverbal ways to express affection, in particular hugs and touching, can make a positive impact on persons suffering from alexithia and related disorders.

In an article published in the Journal of Personality and Individual...
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