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  • Happy Ending for Bride Who Lost Wedding Gown in Wildfires

    Like many brides-to-be, Élise Boissonneault took months to find the perfect dress to get married in. But in a matter of days, the dress she lovingly picked out was destroyed as massive wildfires ravaged Fort McMurray.

  • 5 Reasons These People Are the Happiest in the World

    Denmark has been dubbed the happiest country. In a Huffington Post article, Jessica Alexander, author of The Danish Way of Parenting: A Guide To Raising The Happiest Kids in the World, reveals the secret to the European country’s happiness. Here are 5 tips to get you closer to happiness: 1.

  • How To Be Happier

    It only sounds like an overpromise: These are 5 easy ways to feel more joy. If exercise, an appetite for foods that nourish, and a commitment to wellbeing are all proven ways to boost your mood, it only makes sense that the healthiest among us are, too, the happiest. Related: The Health Benefits of Being Scared But a cheery disposition isn’t just a happy consequence of being health-conscious—the opposite is true, too: “Happier people are healthier,” says Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., a professor of psychology at UC Riverside who researches joy. They have stronger immune systems; they bounce back from illness faster; they suffer from colds less frequently.

  • How to Feel Happier Right This Moment

    “When people are in negative moods, they fixate,”says Kareem J. Johnson, a psychologist at Temple University in Philadelphia. See more: 32 Affordable New Beauty products You Have to Try! Eat right. A study led by Felice N. Jacka, a scientist at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, found that a Western-style diet—featuring primarily processed meats, pizza, fried foods, white bread, sugar, and beer—increased the odds of depression by 52 percent. Aerobic exercise may do as much to counteract depression as a prescription antidepressant, says Madhukar Trivedi, a psychiatrist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.