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Morning (and Evening) Commute
We couldn't get through this list without a nod to the hell that is your commute. While you've no doubt heard the research about how diabolical the daily schlep can be for your health, you can do something about it.

Your simmer-down plan: A 2013 Swedish study suggests that feeling satisfied with your commute—being entertained or social while on the road, rather than feeling bored or like you're wasting time—improves overall happiness. "Listening to all the bad news on the news only drives down your mood and makes travel time feel worse," says clinical psychologist Elizabeth Lombardo, the author of Better Than Perfect. Instead, catch up (hands-free if you're in the car) with someone positive in your life or listen to something that makes you feel as if your time is well spent, like a compelling podcast or audiobook.