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happiness

(hăp′ē-nĕs) [ME.]
A subjective sense of well-being. A bright and positive outlook toward life.
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Bathing can and should be a pleasurable and safe experience for the resident and you.
Lichtenberg: The basis behind the behavioral theory of depression is that depression is preceded and continued by a drop in pleasurable activities and that mood therefore follows.
I can't say whether or not you're actually having an orgasm, but as long as you find the feeling pleasurable, does it really matter?
In line with the new study, earlier PET data indicated that people with low dopamine D2-receptor numbers report more pleasurable responses to stimulant drugs than those with high D2 numbers do.
Key MD Christine Arthur said: 'The well-being sessions are a great initiative and help make Key an even more positive, rewarding and pleasurable place to work.
Unbending Gender shows that by overcoming bias and by supporting progressive occupational policies, our society can transform work into a more pleasurable and profitable experience, while leaving more family time available for all.
Design changes that are carefully thought out can be pleasurable and beautiful instead of an imposition.
A finely crafted and nuanced dance-theater piece about the suicide by drowning of the mother of surrealist painter Rene Magritte, The Unspeakable Story was beautifully staged and performed (by the First Physical Theatre Company), immensely pleasurable to watch, and yet somehow diminished in impact by having to share a program with the works it did.
It will come as no surprise to parents, but researchers have found that couples with children view vacations as slightly less pleasurable and less important than childless couples do.
NEW YORK, June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Swirling large paintbrushes on one's breasts, a Chinese seed pressed into the ear, or even having one's hands and feet immersed in melted wax might sound uncomfortable, but women searching for a totally different massage are braving this and more -- and are finding these new spa techniques surprisingly pleasurable.
A joint satellite session to be held Tuesday July 24, 7:00 am - 8:30 am, entitled, "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Pleasurable Safer Sex but Were Afraid to Ask," will provide attendees "20 questions on Sex, Pleasure and Health," ranging from "Why do people have sex?
Scientists say itchy ankles have overtaken hard-to- reach areas of the back as the most pleasurable place to scratch.