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How To Live Longer: Get Happy!

January 24, 2010

Ahhh…sweet validation!  Scientific research has shown that if you read Bright Calliope every day, you’ll live longer.  Well, sort of.

A recent study by Dr. Ryan T. Howell of the University of San Fransisco indicates that “positive psychological well-being” will reduce the risk of mortality in both healthy and sick populations.  So a blog like this one, dedicated to helping you find happiness (or just making your day a little brighter), is actually good for your lifespan. 🙂

So take your vitamins, get your 30 minutes a day of exercise, and subscribe to my RSS or e-mail listing for a longer life!

Students, always cite your sources.  If you’re interested, you can read the research at:  http://bss.sfsu.edu/rhowell/Pubs%20-%20PDF/ebmh9025.pdf

What do you think of that?

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Chelster permalink
    January 25, 2010 1:30 AM

    Thanks for commenting on my blog. I was just reading through some of your posts, and they were making me smile because I’ve been feeling rather negative today even though I’m normally a pretty happy person. Thanks for the smile. I’ll keep reading.

  2. Webmonarch permalink
    January 25, 2010 4:05 AM

    Hey,

    What do you think of this:

    http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/2010/01/14/do-you-overemphasize-happiness/

    Not the particular post, but this author (career blogger) was really into happiness research for the last 18 months or so. You might like her stuff. Thanks!

    • January 25, 2010 4:18 AM

      Thanks for your comments! I visited the link and checked out the blog. Very interesting. I’ll have to do a bit more reading around before I make a final judgment on it, but I’m looking forward to it. Thanks so much for the tip.

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