9 Easy Ways to Be Happier
Eat a Snack Around 2 p.m.
That’s when levels of serotonin, a brain chemical that helps regulate mood, can take a nosedive, according to Eric Braverman, a physician in New York City and the author of The Edge Effect (Sterling, $13, amazon.com). Ideally, choose one that contains mood-boosting nutritional powerhouses, like B vitamins (B6, B12, and folic acid, found in dairy products and leafy greens) and complex carbohydrates (try whole grains).
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