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A rigorous review in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine showed that for depressed people, finding contentment may be as simple as doing nice things: "Positive activity interventions"—such as performing acts of kindness, counting one's blessings, and writing letters of gratitude—reversed apathy, stimulated the brain's pleasure circuits, and restored happiness.











From the November 2011 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine.

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