Maintaining a sense of happiness these days can be tough, especially with Monday just around the corner (for some of us), but researchers note that making small changes can shift our attitudes significantly and help us find hope and happiness. According to a December 2008 study of social networks and using data collected from the Framingham heart study, U.S. researchers found that people are more likely to be happy if they are surrounded by other people who reported being hopeful, optimistic and content with themselves. Continue reading for more interesting and scientifically proven ways to being a happier person.

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