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9 Facts You Might Not Know About Happiness

Happiness - something so tangible yet elusive at the same time. We feel high on endorphins when we get a pay rise. However, in a few short weeks, this will normalize and become the new baseline. And very soon, we'll be looking for the next promotion. This isn't surprising but why is that so? With the help of scientific research which had been cleverly summarized into two great infographs from WebpageFx and Happify , we thought we might have found a fun, easy and sustainable recipe to achieve happiness. 1. Remember that our tough circumstances do not affect our happiness "Tough times do not last, but tough people do", a famous quote used to encourage anyone who is struggling in a difficult situation. According to scientists, this is not just management talk but supported by concrete findings. Only 10% of our happiness is determined by the circumstances we're in. In fact, we get used to our circumstances over time so they do not play as large of a

Internet Speed: How Does Your Country Rank?

Web pages that take forever to load, twenty minutes to download a song, internet connection that disconnects when the phone rings - sounds like the 90s? Well there are some countries like that even in 2015. None of that here though. According to Akamai , an IT consulting firm, here are the countries with the fastest Internet speeds in 2014. 10. Finland Source: inthesnow Other than having the most heavy metal bands per capita and drinking a lot of coffee , Finland has some seriously fast internet speeds. In the first quarter of 2013, broadband Internet connection speed reached 7.7 Mbps. 9. Sweden Source: Ciee Not to be outdone by their Nordic neighbors, Sweden registered connection speeds of 8.3 Mbps in the first quarter of 2013. 8. USA Source: viator Despite Al Gore "discovering" the Internet (lol), the USA only comes in at number 8 on the list, with a speed of 8.6 Mbps in first quarter 2013. Not too shabby considering 2011 speeds were only 7.4 Mbp

10 Must Have Kitchen Gadgets to Make Your Life Easier

Whether it is separating egg whites, measuring the right amount of spaghetti or slicing apples, there's an easier way to do that. These ten kitchen gadgets will save you lots of time so you can spend it on better things and hopefully make your life a lot easier as well.  1. Quirky Pluck Egg White Separator From bodybuilders to soccer moms, egg whites are a great healthy breakfast choice. But separating the yolk from the whites can seem like pulling a rabbit from a hat. Enter Quirky’s Pluck, the yolk extractor you’ll have to see to believe. Simply place it over the yolk of an already cracked egg, squeeze the silicone chamber, and release to suck the egg yolk up into it. To dispose of its contents, just give Pluck another squeeze and move onto the next egg. 2. Spaghetti Measure by Joseph Joseph ($6.94) With the Spaghetti Measure, Joseph Joseph have devised an innovative and simple solution to determining the correct amount of pasta to make. Simply use the

19 MS Excel Shortcuts You Must Know

If you work in an office, it's quite hard to run away from Microsoft Excel . Whether you're tracking costs in Finance, putting together a marketing plan or maintaining a list of sales contacts, chances are you'll be using Excel to do these tasks.  So, to help you go home on time, here are 19 of the most useful Excel shortcuts that every analyst must know.