Careful, You Might Catch Divorce

It’s cold and flu season again. Stock up on soup, orange juice, tea, and plenty of water. Colds & flus are highly contagious. But, did you ever think matters of the heart could be contagious too? According to studies at Harvard, Brown, and UC San Diego divorce is apparently contagious as well. How exactly could that be? Studies show that 70% of couples whose friends get divorced end up getting divorced as well. It doesn’t stop there. If a friend of a friend gets divorced, that couple is 33% more likely to get divorced as well. That is somewhat...

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Why People Who Live In Small Towns Are Happier Than Everyone Else

Bella Breakdown Dissatisfied with life? Move to a smaller town! A recent study out of Canada revealed that people who live in smaller towns are much happier than those who live in big cities. Shorter commutes, cheaper housing, going to church and a sense of belonging are among the reasons for this small town happiness. Despite being surrounded by people, those who live in big cities are reported to have fewer social connections, making life less...

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Loving What You Do…Every Single Day!

The Key To Happiness There are many different keys to success, but one that seems to stand out the most is loving what you do every single day. Some people find jobs based on their personal interests and some people find jobs because well…let’s face it, if it pays good then it sure helps pay the bills. However, these men listed below remind us that there is something extremely important about chasing after your passion, and turning your passion into your career. Otherwise, you will always be chasing emptiness. Did you ever wonder how Pandora selects the music you...

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These Are Officially The Happiest Countries In The World

Bella Breakdown Have you ever wondered where your city, state or perhaps country of residence resides on the list of happiest places? Well, maybe you haven’t, but aren’t you a little curious now? World Happiness Report recently released the list of the happiest countries in the world. The report ranks 156 countries on their happiness levels using data from Gallup World Poll surveys. So, how does one measure happiness? The people who were polled were asked to rank their best possible life on a 0-10 scale, followed by ranking their current life on a 0-10 scale. Here are the...

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The Correlation Between Teens’ Happiness And Time Spent Online

Bella Breakdown It comes as no surprise that we are seeing consciences to social media use in our society, especially in young adults and teens. Do you remember who hard middle school and high school were, with bullying and hormone changes, without technologies like social media and cell phones? One can only imagine how social media has added some fuel to that fire, and one study done by the University of Michigan starts to chip away at that theory. The University of Michigan polled over one million 8th, 10th and 12th graders from all around the United States. The...

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