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The Key to Happiness: Brainpower or Social Connectedness? — PsyBlog

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Relationships have stronger associations with happiness than academic achievement, according to a recent study.

True!! I just learned from an infographic and tedx talk by Emma Seppala Ph.D that low social connection is worse for us than smoking, obesity & high-blood pressure. On the other hand, strong social connection predicts greater mental well-being, health, faster recovery from disease and even longevity. Check it out at Connectedness & Health: The Science of Social Connection INFOGRAPHIC

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