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Studies Show Gratitude Increases Happiness

Two psychologists, Dr. Robert A. Emmons and Dr. Michael E. McCullough, have done much of the research on gratitude. In one study, they asked all participants to write a few sentences each week, focusing on particular topics. One group wrote about things they were grateful for ...

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