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Happiness is Important

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I recently found a website which gives you tips on how to live life happily. It also contains some really interesting facts about happiness, what makes us happy and happiness across the world. Read some of these facts below and choose the correct missing words from the list shown. Then have a look through the website and see if the tips help you to make a difference in your life.

Good luck!

Lesson by Caroline Devane

Which Words Are Missing?

1. Surveys in Britain and the U.S. show that people are no happier now than in the 1950s - _1_ massive economic growth.

2. Some _2_ are much happier than others. For example, if Britain was as happy as Denmark, we would have 2.5 million fewer people who were not very happy and 5 million more who were very happy.

3. Doing good is one of the best ways to feel good. People who care more about others are happier than those who care less about others. When people do good, their _3_ becomes active in the same reward centre as where they experience other rewards.

4. Studies have shown that giving money away tends to make people happier than _4_ it on themselves.

5. New psychological therapies like cognitive behavioural therapy can transform lives. Within 4 months a half of people suffering from clinical depression or lifelong anxiety will return to _5_.

6. In an experiment, individuals with a positive outlook were less likely to get flu when exposed to the _6_.

7. Most people think that if they become _7_, then they'll be happy. But recent discoveries in psychology and neuroscience show that this formula is backward: happiness fuels success, not the other way around. When we're positive, our brains are more motivated, engaged, creative, energetic, resilient, and productive.

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