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se­cret to hap­pi­ness? Be open to new ex­pe­ri­ences. Re­searchers have found that pos­i­tive changes to our per­son­al­ity, in­clud­ing be­ing more out­go­ing and will­ing to try new things, can boost our hap­pi­ness more than money or mar­riage.

A study of 7500 Aus­tralians over a fouryear pe­riod found that con­trary to pre­vi­ous be­liefs, per­son­al­i­ties can change over time, and even small pos­i­tive changes lead to greater im­prove­ments in hap­pi­ness than a higher in­come, get­ting a bet­ter job or get­ting mar­ried.

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