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Why Joy Matters: Positive emotions open us

Positive emotions are proven to open our awareness. And when our awareness is expanded, we not only literally see more, we also see more possibilities and we’re more creative. Sounds good to me! Watch this video of Barbara Fredrickson from Greater Good Science Center to learn more.  

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Being happy dissolves racial bias

Being happy has been credited with many things: improved physical health, longer life, and better mental health to name a few. Recent research shows that feeling joyful can also improve race relations by erasing some effects of racial bias. A study published by Kareem J. Johnson and Barbara L. Fredrickson shows that feeling happy can eliminate what’s called “own-race bias.” […]

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