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Happiness is contagious

A recent study found that the more happy people you know, the more likely you too will be happy, reports Reuters. Research results are available in the British Medical Journal. People with the most social connections, such as friends, spouses,...

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A recent study found that the more happy people you know, the more likely you too will be happy, reports Reuters. Research results are available in the British Medical Journal. People with the most social connections, such as friends, spouses, neighbors, and relatives, were also the happiest, the data showed. “Each additional happy person makes you happier,” said Nicholas Christakis, a professor of medical sociology at Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Do you find this to be true? Are even the happy people in your life being affected by hard economic times?