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31 Ways to Boost Your Mood Naturally

Feeling down? These strategies may help
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Make yourself smile

Fake it and you’ll feel sunnier. In a Clark University study, one group of participants was told to smile and another group was told to frown. Afterward, both groups were shown cartoons—and the smilers rated the shows funnier than the frowners did. The simple act of smiling seems to activate happiness centers in the brain, reports lead researcher James Laird, PhD.