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Belaboring The Bee: All They Have To Do Is Not Be Crazy

I must confess to previous ignorance of the Babylon Bee, despite its 10 million monthly readers. After reading this post, however, I intend to make it my business to check them out regularly.

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Every year, I teach Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to my 11th grade students.  No one can know American literature without knowing Huck Finn.  It’s Mark Twain’s masterpiece.  It took him seven years to write, and I suspect he finally published it in service to the venerable author’s aphorism:

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Why happiness is healthy

happinessA 2012 review of more than 200 studies found a connection between positive psychological attributes, such as happiness, optimism and life satisfaction, and a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease. Kubzansky and other Harvard School of Public Health researchers published these findings in the journal Psychological Bulletin.

To read further on the value of being happy check out: 5 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life 11 Habits of Happy People, How Exercise Makes You Happy, 12 Things Happy People Do Differently, Happy People Live Longer – Time Magazine and finally Can I Be Happy?.

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Our Better Health

By Elizabeth Landau, CNN      Thu November 20, 2014  

(CNN) – Happiness – you know it when you see it, but it’s hard to define.

You might call it a sense of well-being, of optimism or of meaningfulness in life, although those could also be treated as separate entities. But whatever happiness is, we know that we want it, and that is just somehow good.

We also know that we don’t always have control over our happiness. Research suggests that genetics may play a big role in our normal level of subjective well-being, so some of us may start out at a disadvantage. On top of that, between unexpected tragedies and daily habitual stress, environmental factors can bring down mood and dry up our thirst for living.

Being able to manage the emotional ups and downs is important for both body and mind, said Laura Kubzansky, professor of…

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