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Your wellbeing as an adult tied to your childhood and high school friendships

Having good friendships and relationships as a child and teenager, and taking part in social activities such as youth groups and sporting clubs, is linked to greater wellbeing as an adult — more so than early language development and academic achievements in high school (these being linked to one’s socioeconomic status) — so social networks trump socioeconomic class when it comes to wellbeing. The study is published in the current issue of Journal of Happiness Studies.

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Pursuit of happiness

Surround yourself with shiny, happy people: happiness (and sadness) is contagious much like an infection, says research from Harvard University and MIT. Their research, which involved tracking more than 1,800 people since 1948, has found that you can recover from discontent more quickly than happiness, however, it is more contagious.

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