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Happiness and Health

We may have more control over our happiness – and physical well-being– than we think. What determines happiness: 50% : Genetics – Studies of twins suggest that about half of our propensity for happiness is inherited 40%: Behavior – Much of our ability to be happy is governed by our own choices, such as exercising and socializing. 10%: Circumstances – Differences in external factors, such as income and beauty, have the smallest influence. Healthy Habits for Happiness: Sleep More – People who get adequate sleep have a better shot at achieving emotional well-being, according to a 2014 analysis. The happiest people get an average of eight hours a night; 42% of U.S. adults get less than the reco