Small Surprise, Big Mood Change

What does it take to make you happy? Not much. A classic study by psychologist Norbert Schwarz found that ten cents would do the trick. He and his cohorts repeatedly placed a dime near a copy machine where they knew it would be found. When the subjects who found the dime were surveyed shortly after their discovery, their overall satisfaction with life was substantially higher than other subjects who did not find a coin.

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Happy People See More

by: Roger Dooley

Vision is vision, right? Maybe not. New research at the University of Toronto shows that what we see is actually affected by our mood:

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