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They Act Like They Have Only a Month Left in Their Town

Their secret: Spending time with the people they'd miss at the places they'd miss if they were to move.
Why it works: People who were told to imagine that they were moving in a month and to log their daily activities were happier and more appreciative of the people and places around them than those who were just told to keep track of what they did each day, found a not-yet-published study. "They savored their time more when it felt finite," explains study author Sonja Lyubomirsky, PhD, professor of psychology at UC Riverside, in California, and the author of The Myths of Happiness.

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