1. Have a favorite song? Chances are, it's connected to a personal, emotional event.
This is true for everybody. (source)
2. Your perspective on life is greatly impacted by music.
Happy songs invoke happy moods and vice versa. (source)
3. You feel happier when you spend money on others.
The more you give, the happier you are. (source)
4. You're happier when you spend money on experiences, rather than materialistic things.
Memories last longer than stuff. (source)
5. Children are more high-strung today than an average psych ward patient in 1950.
A scary fact. Approximately half of the human population has a history of anxiety, depression or substance abuse. (source)
6. Religion lowers stress
Not all types, but people have found that certain types of meditation and prayer help to relieve their stress. (source)
7. The ideal salary for happiness is $75,000.
Money can't buy happiness, but studies have found that $75,000 is the perfect amount for satisfaction. (source)
8. Being around happy people makes you happier.
An obvious one. (source)
9. The most stressed out people on earth are 18-33 years old.
During this time, family, education and work are big concerns. (source)
10. If you convince yourself that you slept well, your brain will be tricked into thinking the same thing.
It's called "placebo sleep." (source)
11. Smart people underestimate themselves and ignorant people think they’re brilliant.
You may have experienced this personally. It's called the Dunning-Kruger Effect, and it's a real thing. (source)
12. When you remember a past event, you’re actually remembering the last time you remembered it.
It's the reason our memories fade over time. (source)
13. You'll make a decision more rationally if you think about it in another language.
A Chicago university showed that Korean citizens who thought in a foreign language reduced their overall bias. (source)
14. You'll be less likely to succeed if you announce your goals to other people.
Might sound strange, but you'll be less motivated to make them happen. (source)
Credit: Higher Perspectives