The Secrets Only Happiness Experts Know
Here's the lowdown behind the newest research on how to get more joyful—right now.
Walk like you're in a shampoo commercial.
The gist: What you do affects how you feel, says author Richard Wiseman, PhD, in his latest book, The As If Principle. In other words, behave as if you're happy and you'll be so, scientifically.

One weird thing to do that may actually work: Change your walk. Researchers found that people who strode down the street (long steps, arms bouncing) for three minutes felt "significantly happier" than those who shuffled (small steps, slumped shoulders, looking down).