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Boosting your happiness!

When it comes to happiness, it's pretty common for us to think about circumstances like the amount of money we have, our jobs, sometimes we even look to marital status as a prime determinant of happiness. But, actually that's been shown to be only 10% of what determines our happiness which is pretty surprising.  

Genetics take about 50% and then as for the remaining 40%, it's what we do and how we think that determines our happiness. So, examples would be reactions to situations, thoughts and personal strategies as another example. It really comes down to making the choice to be happy.

Chelsea Hurst, CHWC at Cambridge Medical Center, gives us some tips on ways that we can help ourselves find those little happiness boosters.

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