A FEW WAYS TO BE HAPPY

Finding happiness may be simpler than you think. Listen to our full episode Simply Happy here: http://n.pr/1g4rbQn
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    Stay in the moment. http://n.pr/1fmopnU
    When are humans most happy? To answer that question, researcher Matt Killingsworth built an app that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the results: We're often happiest when we're lost in the moment.
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    Don’t think about it too hard -- because there’s no secret you’re missing out on. http://n.pr/MRR6C1
    Psychologist Dan Gilbert gets asked what’s the secret to happiness all the time. But he’s not depriving anyone of any answers. He says, “the secret of happiness is like the secret of dieting, there's no secret.”
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    Get rid of some of your stuff. http://n.pr/1gg8wTO
    Another reason to go through your closet soon. Writer Graham Hill makes the case for how taking up less space could lead to happiness.
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    Slow down and remember to be grateful. http://n.pr/1gg0bj1
    Brother David Steindl-Rast suggests happiness is born from gratitude. He believes we need to build stop signs into our lives that remind us to slow down, take a moment, and be grateful for even the smallest things.