Friday, March 28, 2008

The secret to happiness: good health, giving, and green

Waaaay back in the days of black-and-white TV, Jack LaLanne — the "immortal fitness sensei" — talked about the secret to happiness, and his advice still rings true today:

Another secret to happiness is giving:

Think you'd be happier if you won the lottery or just had a few extra bucks in your pocket? Think again. Overturning classic economic wisdom, new research shows that it's not how much you have that matters, it's how you spend it. People who donate their dollars to charities or splurge on gifts for others are more content than those who squander all the dough on themselves.

Another thing that can contribute to your sense of well-being is — yes, you guessed it — green tea.

"Those who donate are happier than those who do not."

—Mellow Monk

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