The Happy Power of Pictures- Raise your spirits instantly.
There's something that can make you feel warmer and fuzzier than eating a piece of Godiva chocolate. Researchers at the United Kingdom's Open University examined how much people's mood rose after eating a chocolate snack, sipping an alcoholic drink, watching TV, listening to music, or looking at personal photos (the researchers chose these behaviors for their reputation as popular ways to unwind). The music and chocolate left most people's moods unchanged; alcohol and TV gave a slight lift (1%), but the winner by a long shot was viewing pictures, which made people feel 11% better. Wouldn't it be great to have them framed on your wall for a lift whenever you need it?!