happiness

You can increase your endorphins without working out.  Here's how.

You can increase your endorphins without working out. Here’s how.

Cold winter days and long winter nights mean that many people probably hope to increase their levels of happiness naturally, and one of the ways to do this is by releasing endorphins, which have many benefits to improve mood. Endorphins are natural hormones in your body that give you that classic “runner’s high,” said Dr. …

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I highly recommend romance novels if you're really going through it right now

I highly recommend romance novels if you’re really going through it right now

At night, I looked forward to reading the novels I had downloaded from the Los Angeles Public Library. Some I devoured in three nights. Others I turned to when anxiety woke me up at 4am. There was security in the routine of knowing that every story I read ended happily; I didn’t have to wonder …

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What you eat can help increase your happiness.  Experts Suggest These 8 Foods

What you eat can help increase your happiness. Experts Suggest These 8 Foods

Biting into a piece of dark chocolate or eating a bowl of your favorite dish may make you smile temporarily, but experts say there’s a way to prolong those fleeting feelings of joy. “There is a link between food and mood,” says nutritional psychiatrist Dr. Uma Naidoo, director of nutritional and metabolic psychiatry at Massachusetts …

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