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Impact of Happiness

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Happy people may pass their cheer on to people they will never even meet. A 20-year study revealed that happy people boost the mood of friends, and consequently those friends pass the good mood on to other friends. Happiness can actually extend up to three cycles: to the friends of friends of friends.

British Medical Journal

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Reprinted with permission from Vibrant Life, May/June 2009. Copyright © 2009 by GraceNotes. All rights reserved. Use of this material is subject to usage guidelines.

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