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The mood boost of talking to strangers may seem fleeting, but the research on well-being, scientists say, suggests that a happy life is made up of a high frequency of positive events. Even small positive experiences — chatting with a stranger in an elevator — can make a difference. Olivia Falcigno/NPR hide caption

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The Science Of Smiles, Real And Fake

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We Just 'Fell Back' An Hour. Here Are Tips To Stay Healthy During Dark Days Ahead

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Volunteers with lower levels of blood sugar stuck more pins in voodoo dolls of their spouses than people with higher levels. Courtesy of Brad Bushman hide caption

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Voodoo Dolls Prove It: Hunger Makes Couples Turn On Each Other

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