Facts that will make you happier – explained for teens by teens.

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Why Is Sleep Important?

We hear all the time that sleep is important for us. An adequate amount of sleep results in our bodies functioning better, including that we can think better and retain memories. But can sleep make us happier?…

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Benefits of Nature and Small Bits

Looking for the small things in everyday life is one of the easiest ways to find more happiness, but sometimes we overlook all the small and beautiful pieces of nature right outside of our door!  These bring us…

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Why Be Kind? It Makes You Happier

Ever wonder why you should be kind? In this BIT we break down how to help others, why you should be kind, and more. One of the easiest ways to help ourselves feel happier is to help others. Yes, you…

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This Will Make You Want To Drink Water

We have a wide variety of beverage options, making it easy to say ‘no’ to water. However, water holds countless benefits, and this will make you want to pour yourself a tall, refreshing glass…

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You Need To Know About These Benefits of Sunlight

Sunlight plays such an important role in our daily life. It brightens our mood and helps us feel more awake. But, there’s more, you…

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Why Should I Go Outside?

Being outdoors comes with countless benefits, for both our mental and physical health. Discover what these benefits are, how we can get them, and some crazy fun facts, including…

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Happy Scents You Need To Try

Scented candles.  Room Sprays.  Freshly baked cookies. All these smells make us happier. But, why? Guess what…

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Happy Music Makes You Happier, How?

Why does happy music actually make us happier? Well, you’re about to find out. Plus, discover our free playlists, filled with music that makes you happier.

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Drink This For Stress: Chamomile Tea Benefits

Chamomile tea is one of our favorite teas! Aside from originating from Ancient Eypgt, it can help you calm down when stressed, as well as…

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Why Am I Not Good Enough?

Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough? You doubt yourself and don’t trust yourself? Read these tips…

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Why is it Good To Talk About Feelings?

“Tell me how you feel”, “it’s okay, you can tell me”.  Do you ever hear these words from people that care about you? But, I know what you’re worried about…

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Does Listening to Old Music Make You Happier?

Have you ever listened to music that reminds you of a fun time? Perhaps a road trip, or celebration, and felt happier? Did you know…

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Why Should I Be Grateful?

Thanksgiving is centered around good food, time with family, and most of all: gratitude. But why does gratitude make you happy?

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Try This Instead of Meditation

This activity brings similar benefits to meditation, but it way more likely to be enjoyed by us, as teens…

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Why Do I Feel Sad After Something Fun?

Have you ever been super excited for something to happen?  Then it happens and now you’re sad…

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5 Foods That Help Fall Asleep

Did you know that certain foods can help you fall asleep? Today, we share five foods and our best sleep hacks…

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Why Downtime is Productive

Our world is in a constant state of “go-go-go”, and we think if we’re not working, we’re not being productive but science proves…

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The Easiest Stress Tips for Teens

Today we are sharing a few easy self-care and stress tips for teens. These tips are backed by science…

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The Truth of Happiness

Science has proven that we can feel happier by doing certain things and activating one of the most important…

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Superfoods That Make You Happier

How often are you eating happiness boosting foods? Yes it’s true, food can make you happier! Certain foods do…

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Debunking Happiness Myths

These common happiness myths can be found all over the internet. Are they true? “The most profound happiness cannot…

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Does Meditation Work For Sleep?

I’m 14, and I have struggle falling asleep. A lot. My mind wanders, I toss and turn, I want…

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