How to Hack your Happiness

It’s easy to assume everyone around you is happy. But the truth is, all of us deal with stress, overload, and gloom more often than you’d think (yes, even your favorite Instagram influencer).

Consider this: A famous study at Northwestern University found that people who win the $20 million lottery are not happier one year later. Similarly, after a few years, people who become paralyzed are not any less happy than they were before the accident.

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Even a few minutes’ exercise is good for you, new guidelines state

Exercise is good for you even if you clock up just a few minutes at a time, new UK guidelines state, overturning previous recommendations that physical activity needed to last at least 10 minutes to bring benefits.

The updated guidelines on physical activity, released by the UK chief medical officers, mean that even a quick sprint up the stairs can contribute to the 150 minutes of moderate to brisk exercise (or 75 mins of intense activity) that adults are recommend to undertake every week.

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