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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.
Orgasm is an intensely pleasurable sensation which usually lasts no more than a few seconds.
Perhaps people who are predisposed to PD are also predisposed to avoid high-risk or pleasurable behaviors, such as smoking.
Key Communications, has come up with a novel way of making their busy office environment a less stressful and more pleasurable place to be, by organising a new well-being programme of activities.
Perhaps the most pleasurable way to see Myanmar--feel its pulse, live its legends, and understand its history--is to travel along the Ayeyarwardy River on the Road to Mandalay luxury river cruiser.
When people exchange illusions, however strong and pleasurable, the transaction is, of course, empty.
It works by responding to endorphins, the brain's natural opiates which provide a "reward" of pleasurable feeling when a desire is fulfilled.
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.