The Anti-Aging Effects of Happiness

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The idea that “happiness is good for you” might sound like a truism, but it raises some complicated questions. It’s not necessarily the case that happiness has to be good for your health; it could simply be a pleasant feeling with no other significant impact. Why should smiling translate into a stronger immune system or longer life?

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

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