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10 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier

Weirdly, the colour blue makes the list…

FEW PEOPLE GO through life without wanting to be happier.

You may think happiness is out of your control but, believe it or not, there are a few scientifically-proven ways to make yourself happier, and they’re all things you can do proactively.

So, here we go…

10 scientifically proven ways to make yourself happier
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  • Spend money on other people

  • Try something new

  • Expose yourself to more blue

  • Stop defending your point of view

  • Go to church

  • Sleep at least six hours at night

  • Slash your commute to 20 minutes

  • Make sure you can count 10 good friends

  • Fake it

  • Find yourself a romantic relationship

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