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People who marry young are happier, but those who marry later earn more

Marriage - Washington Post

Julia Shaw hit traffic pay dirt earlier this week when she took to Slate to argue that twenty-somethings should follow her lead and get married now. Shaw got married at 23, and it seems to have worked out well for her. Amanda Marcotte responded by throwing some cold hard data on that argument, noting that women who marry later are less likely to get divorced and earn more, on average, than their earlier-marrying counterparts.


Semen is 'good for women's health and helps fight depression'

Oral sex is good for women's health and makes you feel happier, according to a study which studied the effects of semen's 'mood-altering chemicals'. The State University of New York study - which scientists carried out via survey rather than through practical experiment - compared the sex lives of 293 females to their mental health.

Senh: I've read of a similar report that was blasted by the scientific and academic community.


USA scores high in wealth, not happiness


A study being released today shows the United States may be on top when it comes to acquiring wealth, but it doesn't measure up as well when it comes to happiness and life span, MSNBC is reporting.


What makes people happy? Friends, sex, and short work commutes


While UN 'World Happiness Report' results found that richer countries are happier than poorer ones, individual wealth bolsters happiness only in a limited way.


Too much happiness can make you unhappy, studies show


The happier you are, the better, right? Not necessarily. Studies show that there is a darker side to feeling good and that the pursuit of happiness can sometimes make you . . . well, less happy.


Trending: Tweets show global happiness down

Our overall happiness is apparently in decline. How do we know? It's on Twitter. A team of mathematicians from the University of Vermont analyzed 4.6 billion Twitter messages worldwide over 33 months. They assigned happiness grades to more than 10,000 of the most common words, crunched all the numbers and plotted them on a graph that shows a gradual downward slope during the past year and a half or so, through mid-September.

Senh: Another moment in duh-land.


How Your Salary Level Affects Your Happiness

A new survey by the jobs site CareerBliss.com finds that employees with higher salaries are happier with all aspect of their work life, not just their compensation.


To Boost Your Self-Control, Ask Yourself Whether You're an "Abstainer" or a "Moderator"

2011 Happiness Challenge: For those of you following the 2011 Happiness Project Challenge, to make 2011 a happier year - and even if you haven't officially signed up for the challenge - welcome! This month's theme is Self-control. Last week's resolution was To increase your self-control, boost your energy level.


Magazine Preview: What if the Secret to Success Is Failure?

Why our kids’ success — and happiness — may depend less on perfect performance than on learning how to deal with failure.


US doesn't make cut for happiest nations list

US doesn't make cut for happiest nations list

What makes people happy? The question, which has been debated by philosophers for centuries, now is being tackled by international bureaucrats and the results are interesting.


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