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Boost Your Happiness

Announcement | August 19, 2014

Five Research-Based Exercises to Help You Up Your Well-Being

Our “Science of Happiness” online course offers your practical strategies for nurturing your own happiness. Research suggests that up to 40 percent of happiness depends on our habits and activities. So each week, students will learn a new research-tested practice that fosters social and emotional well-being. Here, five of our picks!

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