happiness

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When you’re in your 20s and just starting out, money and fame may seem the key to a happy life. But as you age, that viewpoint changes considerably. The real secret, according to a Harvard study that’s been going on since the 1930s, has nothing to do with your bank account or your career.
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My no-nonsense German grandmother tried to teach me how to knit when I was 12 because she believed that knitting and crocheting were  keys to happiness.
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“Searching for a soul mate” seems to be a preoccupation on Internet dating sites. Supposedly, finding some preordained person will almost effortlessly foster days of mutual bliss. Should any conflicts arise, they will be easily negotiated. Most importantly, soul mates will bring out the best in one another.
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AA Age 50+-Did you know
In 2012, AARP released a study titled “Beyond Happiness: Thriving,” which explored what happiness means to adults and what it takes to thrive as they age. AARP surveyed more than 4,000 Americans ages 35-80, including African Americans/blacks. Regardless of age, relationships were found to be universally important and key drivers of happiness.
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As we start the new year, the usual suspects are lining up to forecast market trends and tell us what to do with our money. But rather than sifting through the same old implausible predictions of the short-term future, let me suggest some useful advice, compliments of Wall Street Journal columnist Jonathan Clements. I asked Clements to share his picks of the best advice for those near or in retirement from his new book, Money Guide 2015, and here they are.
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As country singer Tracy Byrd put it, “When mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” And a new study backs him up.
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Want to buy happiness? Then spend your money on an experience, like concert tickets or a trip to the U.S. Open, instead of buying new clothes or a big-screen TV.
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Do you spoon with your honey to fall asleep? Or do you sleep more than an arm's length away? A new British study finds that a couple's sleeping position says a lot about their relationship.
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What does it take to keep a marriage happy, vibrant and enduring?
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