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Ed Diener's Happiness Research and the Norwegian Lifestyle

ImageIt's 2018, and many people are wondering what resolutions to make to ensure a happy new year. The Salt Lake Tribune reports on what psychological research has found regarding happiness and how best to achieve it, as well as anecdotes from citizens of Norway, which ranked first in happiness according to the United Nations.

What's the answer? It's complicated, but take your mind off of money, spend time helping others and enjoying the outdoors, and pay attention to the habits of thought that shape your inner narrative. Focusing on positive thoughts and memories instead of worrying or ruminating can help a lot.

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Last Updated: 1/3/18