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Science sometimes has a reputation of being callous and cold, nevertheless there are a good amount of feel good scientific facts out there that prove otherwise. For example, did you know that being in love can improve your immune system and make you feel stronger? Or that flipping through old photos has a greater positive effect on your mood than eating chocolate? (Hard to believe, I know, but it’s true, unlike the facts found in our Science “Facts” That Were Proven Wrong list.) Or get this; the galaxy (according to chemical analyses) smells like strawberries and tastes like rum! No wonder why so many people want to be astronauts, right? See, these made me feel better already, how about You? Don’t let the logical thinkers hog all the fun, there’s ample room for emotional free thinkers like you and I in science. So if you are one of the many people who happen to have the misconception that science lacks a heart, strap yourself in for one of the most feel good scientific facts list you’ll ever read because these are 25 Happy Scientific Facts To Make You Feel Good.

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A study conducted by Jeannette Haviland-Jones of Rutgers University in New Jersey showed that wearing perfume/cologne (especially floral scents) will increase your social interaction and help you get good vibes even if you’re not surrounded by pleasant company.

A study conducted by Jeannette Haviland-Jones of Rutgers University in New Jersey showed that wearing perfume/cologne (especially floral scents) will increase your social interaction and help you get good vibes even if you’re not surrounded by pleasant company.

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If you are one of those people who hide their old photos you might want to take them out for a change. According to researchers at the Open University (UK), flipping through personal photos can boost your mood more than eating a chunk of chocolate or drinking a glass of wine!

If you are one of those people who hide their old photos you might want to take them out for a change. According to researchers at the Open University (UK), flipping through personal photos can boost your mood more than eating a chunk of chocolate or drinking a glass of wine!

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According to psychologist Rich Walker of Winston-Salem State University, people who engage in a variety of experiences are more likely to retain positive emotions and minimize negative ones compared to people who have fewer experiences. In other words, try new things and you won’t regret it.

According to psychologist Rich Walker of Winston-Salem State University, people who engage in a variety of experiences are more likely to retain positive emotions and minimize negative ones compared to people who have fewer experiences. In other words, try new things and you won’t regret it.

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Research from the University of Bristol shows that people who exercise on workdays are more productive, happier, and experience less stress than on non-gym days.

Research from the University of Bristol shows that people who exercise on workdays are more productive, happier, and experience less stress than on non-gym days.

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The Quality of Life Research Study at Harvard University showed that people who believe in a higher power and are active in their religious communities are more content than people who are not religious.

The Quality of Life Research Study at Harvard University showed that people who believe in a higher power and are active in their religious communities are more content than people who are not religious.

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A study conducted by the University of Coventry, England, in which four thousand adults were polled about their happiness, showed that healthy eaters who ate four servings of fruits and vegetables every day felt the best emotionally.

A study conducted by the University of Coventry, England, in which four thousand adults were polled about their happiness, showed that healthy eaters who ate four servings of fruits and vegetables every day felt the best emotionally.

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Having sex in the morning releases the feel-good chemical oxytocin, which makes couples feel loving and bonded all day long. So morning sex can literally make your day.

Having sex in the morning releases the feel-good chemical oxytocin, which makes couples feel loving and bonded all day long. So morning sex can literally make your day.

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Music has the power to evoke autobiographical memories (MEAMs) not just in healthy people but also in patients who suffer from acquired brain injury (ABI). Scientists tested people who suffer from brain damage by playing them all fifty No. 1 songs of the year from 1960 to 2010. In almost all cases, some of the patients’ previously lost memories returned.

Music has the power to evoke autobiographical memories (MEAMs) not just in healthy people but also in patients who suffer from acquired brain injury (ABI). Scientists tested people who suffer from brain damage by playing them all fifty No. 1 songs of the year from 1960 to 2010. In almost all cases, some of the patients’ previously lost memories returned.

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According to Australian Geographic, escaped pet birds, such as parrots, that mimic human noises and words often teach these sounds to other wild birds. How cool is that?

According to Australian Geographic, escaped pet birds, such as parrots, that mimic human noises and words often teach these sounds to other wild birds. How cool is that?

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New studies have found that listening to music you really like makes you more generous, altruistic, and understanding.

New studies have found that listening to music you really like makes you more generous, altruistic, and understanding.

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Various experiments have shown that chimps will help both unrelated chimps and even humans reach an object out of their grasp when no reward is offered. Looking for unconditional love anyone?

Various experiments have shown that chimps will help both unrelated chimps and even humans reach an object out of their grasp when no reward is offered. Looking for unconditional love anyone?

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According to a significant number of astronomers and scientists, all the elements required for life were formed in the cores of stars and released into the universe when the stars exploded. In other words, we are all made of stardust.

According to a significant number of astronomers and scientists, all the elements required for life were formed in the cores of stars and released into the universe when the stars exploded. In other words, we are all made of stardust.

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By making plans for your future you improve your happiness even if you don’t accomplish the goals you set. A study published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life showed that the highest spike in happiness occurred, for example, during the planning stage of a vacation as people enjoy the anticipation.

By making plans for your future you improve your happiness even if you don’t accomplish the goals you set. A study published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life showed that the highest spike in happiness occurred, for example, during the planning stage of a vacation as people enjoy the anticipation.

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Being in love can improve your overall health. Love releases Oxytocin which is responsible for regulating blood pressure, body temperature, healing and even relief from pain.

Being in love can improve your overall health. Love releases Oxytocin which is responsible for regulating blood pressure, body temperature, healing and even relief from pain.

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Cuddling is really good for you! While cuddling, Oxytocin is released which, as we discussed in the previous fact, has a host of health benefits.

Cuddling is really good for you! While cuddling, Oxytocin is released which, as we discussed in the previous fact, has a host of health benefits.

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In a 2007 study from England’s University of Nottingham, Professor Ian Macdonald discovered that people who drank hot cocoa and ate chocolate experienced a boost in blood flow to “key areas” of the brain for two to three hours. In addition to boosting general alertness, this might also increase performance at certain tasks. Who doesn’t love eating chocolate and becoming smarter while doing it?

In a 2007 study from England’s University of Nottingham, Professor Ian Macdonald discovered that people who drank hot cocoa and ate chocolate experienced a boost in blood flow to “key areas” of the brain for two to three hours. In addition to boosting general alertness, this might also increase performance at certain tasks. Who doesn’t love eating chocolate and becoming smarter while doing it?

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A new study led by a Michigan State University business scholar suggests customer-service workers who fake-smile throughout the day worsen their mood and withdraw from work, affecting productivity. But workers who smile as a result of cultivating positive thoughts improve their mood and withdraw less.

A new study led by a Michigan State University business scholar suggests customer-service workers who fake-smile throughout the day worsen their mood and withdraw from work, affecting productivity. But workers who smile as a result of cultivating positive thoughts improve their mood and withdraw less.

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According to a 2004 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, physical contact with partners can lead to reduced heart rates. By increasing your hug ratio you also reduce blood pressure, increase healing, and reduce food cravings.

According to a 2004 study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, physical contact with partners can lead to reduced heart rates. By increasing your hug ratio you also reduce blood pressure, increase healing, and reduce food cravings.

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If you think only humans can develop friendships think again. Dolphins are able to remember their friends, even years after not seeing them while otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift away from each other.

If you think only humans can develop friendships think again. Dolphins are able to remember their friends, even years after not seeing them while otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t drift away from each other.

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A study of volunteering in Germany explored how volunteers were negatively affected when their opportunities to help others was taken away. The study showed that helping others without expecting anything back makes you happier than money.

A study of volunteering in Germany explored how volunteers were negatively affected when their opportunities to help others was taken away. The study showed that helping others without expecting anything back makes you happier than money.

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Blind people (who were born blind) smile, even if they’ve never seen a smile before. This means smiling is a natural human expression.

Blind people (who were born blind) smile, even if they’ve never seen a smile before. This means smiling is a natural human expression.

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Next time you’re about to get mad at someone, try to keep calm. It’s not just about behaving well, according to recent studies, being kind to others actually increases personal happiness.

Calmness

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Due to atmospheric pressure, it’s believed that it rains diamonds on Jupiter and Saturn.

Due to atmospheric pressure, it's believed that it rains diamonds on Jupiter and Saturn.

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Most of us know that sleep helps our body recover. However, as it turns out, sleep is also important for happiness since sleeping more helps you to be less sensitive to negativity and hostility.

Most of us know that sleep helps our body recover. However, as it turns out, sleep is also important for happiness since sleeping more helps you to be less sensitive to negativity and hostility.

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Scientists believe the center of the galaxy smells like raspberries and tastes like rum. This theory is solely based on the center’s chemical composition.

Galaxy

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25 Happy Scientific Facts To Make You Feel Good

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