10 Happy Scientific Facts

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Science sometimes has a reputation of being callous and cold, nevertheless there are a good amount of feel good scientific facts out there that prove otherwise. Here are some of them.


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According to researchers at the Open University (UK), flipping through personal photos can boost your mood more than eating a chunk of chocolate or drinking a glass of wine!

2
The Quality of Life Research Study at Harvard University showed that people who believe in a higher power and are active in their religious communities are more content than people who are not religious.

3
According to Australian Geographic, escaped pet birds, such as parrots, that mimic human noises and words often teach these sounds to other wild birds.

4
All the elements required for life were formed in the cores of stars and released into the universe when the stars exploded. In other words, we are all made of stardust.

5
A study published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life showed that the highest spike in happiness occurred, for example, during the planning stage of a vacation as people enjoy the anticipation.

6
By increasing your hug ratio you also reduce blood pressure, increase healing, and reduce food cravings.

7
Dolphins are able to remember their friends, even years after not seeing them.

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The study showed that helping others without expecting anything back makes you happier than money.

9
Blind people (who were born blind) smile, even if they’ve never seen a smile before. This means smiling is a natural human expression.

10
Scientists believe the center of the galaxy smells like raspberries and tastes like rum.