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|+||===== Get Out and Exercise =====|
|+||A Duke University study shows that exercise may be just as effective as [[drugs]] in treating [[depression]], without all the [[side effects]] and expense. Other research shows that in addition to health benefits, regular [[exercise]] offers a sense of accomplishment and opportunity for social interaction, releases feel-good [[wp>endorphins]], and boosts [[wp>self-esteem]].|
|+||===== Give It Away, Give It Away Now! =====|
|+||Make [[wp>altruism]] and [[giving]] part of your life, and be purposeful about it. Researcher Stephen Post says helping a neighbor, volunteering, or donating goods and services results in a “helper’s high,” and you get more [[health]] benefits than you would from [[exercise]] or [[wp>quitting smoking]]. Listening to a friend, passing on your skills, celebrating others’ successes ([[mudita]]), and [[forgiveness]] also contribute to [[happiness]], he says. Researcher Elizabeth Dunn found that those who spend money on others reported much greater happiness than those who spend it on themselves.|
|+||Source: [[10 Things Science Says Will Make You Happy]]|