A 75-year-long study just revealed the key to happiness, and most of us are getting it so very wrong.

There are lots of things that can contribute to happiness and fulfillment, and they vary with each individual. A 75-year-long study, however, has found one common element that’s believed to play a pivotal role in most people’s genuine, longstanding happiness. Good ol’ fashioned friendship. This study, which is considered the longest ongoing study on human happiness, started at Harvard University in 1938 with 724 men, 60 of whom are still alive today (women were added later because misogyny). After decades of observation, one of the study’s leaders, Robert Waldinger, came to this conclusion: “Good relationships keep us happier and healthier,” he stated in a TED Talk on the subject.   That’s right, friends. You don’t have to make millions of …

These moms are flaunting their stunning postpartum bodies on Instagram.

Meg Boggs is on a body confidence mission to change the way we look at postpartum bodies. As part of her mission, the mom blogger recently recruited 25 moms to share their own journeys and struggles with body confidence, postpartum depression and anxiety as well as infant loss and grief. She had them share photos and details about their story, using the hashtag #this_is_postpartum on Instagram. The collection of images is stunning to say the least. Every woman’s story is inspiring in its own unique way. One mother, Ashley Dorough, of houseofdorough.com, posted about the postpartum depression she suffered from after the birth of her second child. “Hey, you. I know what it feels like to look in the mirror …

This Instagram model’s video of her panic attack is hard to watch. And absolutely necessary.

When you scroll through Malaysian Instagram model Kharina K’s photos, it appears she lives her best life most of the time. After all, that’s why she’s paid the big bucks to endorse various products — brands want to be associated with a beautiful woman who seems to lead an awesome, charmed life. But there’s a lot going on behind Kharina’s smile and fun-loving demeanor, and not all of it is “rainbows and sunshine,” as she puts it. Two days ago, Kharina posted a video of herself in the midst of an intense panic attack, in fact, she called it one of “THE WORST panic attacks I’d ever had.” If you’ve experienced a panic attack before, you know how terrifying it …

Should school nurses be able to send unvaccinated kids home? Many parents say ‘yes.’

In Philadelphia, PA, nurses used to have the right to keep an unvaccinated child out of school — until now. Lincoln High School nurse Peg Devine explained to the Philadelphia Inquirer that, in her experience, exclusion — preventing a child from attending school until they are up to date on required vaccinations — “proved powerful.” In her 26 years on the job she kept only 15 students out of school and none of them ended up missing more than two days before proving immunization. However, now her right to intervene has been taken away by the school district, which she finds especially concerning due to the local outbreak of mumps (so far, over 100 Temple University students have contracted the …

Measles stricken New York County has banned unvaccinated kids from public places.

Haverstraw along the Hudson River via Alexisrael / Wikimedia Commons Ground zero for the current U.S. measles epidemic is Rockland County, New York, about 40 minutes north of New York City. Over 153 of the 314 measles cases reported in the U.S. in 2019 have been in Rockland County. Measles is a serious health problem that can be fatal. So Rockland County has decided to stick it to the parents responsible for the outbreak by barring their children from public spaces for the next 30 days. If an unvaccinated child is found at a shopping center, business, restaurant, school, or place of worship their parents will be fined $500. “We will not sit idly by while children in our community …

She started doing track and field at age 60. Now, at 84, she’s a competitive pole vaulter.

There’s a new Flo on the field, and she’s proving that age really is just a number. While many of us hope to make it to our eighties in relatively good health, Flo Filion Meiler is setting a new bar for aging well. The 84-year-old from Shelbourne, Vermont is currently at the World Masters Athletics Championship Indoor in Poland, where she is competing in track and field events including the 60-meter hurdles, 800-meter run, 4 x 200m relay, triple jump, long jump, pentathlon, and pole vault. That’s right. Pole vaulting at 84 years old. She’s guaranteed a win in the pole vault since—perhaps unsurprisingly—she’s the only competitor in her age group. Four years ago she set a world record for …

Mom-of-five’s anti-vax argument gets taken down with a masterfully-crafted burn.

via Shutterstock Humans first started using vaccines hundreds of years ago in order to stave off early death and improve public health. While there are numerous studies showing just how beneficial vaccines are for longevity, and protecting the masses from fatal infections, the past few years has seen a major growth in the anti-vaxxer movement. Because grown adults denying their kids access to life-saving medicine is a true marker of hell on earth. This article was originally published by our partners at someeecards. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Is cleaning up really good for your mind and body? We asked an expert.

Was your New Year’s Resolution to clean up and finally get your home organized? If it was, you’re not alone. Since the start of the year, cities all over the country are reporting more clothing donations than usual. And, of course, it seems like everyone is obsessed with the show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” and showing off their new home organization projects on social media. Photo by Jason Leung on Unsplash So whether you were inspired by a TV show, the millionth fight with your partner over dirty dishes, or simply a walk past the Container Store, it’s always a good time to clean up and organize your space. “There is a pleasure in imagining that this thing — …

Selma Blair just rocked her first appearance since her MS diagnosis with a cape and cane.

Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images When Selma Blair first announced her multiple sclerosis diagnosis in October 2018, she said she wanted to bring hope to others who have the disease. On Oscar Sunday, Blair did just that when the actress walked the red carpet at the Vanity Fair Oscar party looking like a total goddess. Blair, clad in a stunning gown accessorized with a cape and a cane, got emotional at the significance of the moment. “It took so much to be here,” said Blair, who was greeted by a round of applause. Blair then posed for photos, proving you can still ooze glamor from your pores even after a MS diagnosis. Blair posted an emotional post on Instagram celebrating …