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Living in the moment

On average, people spend more time focusing on the present than thinking about the past or the future, finds a study published in the scientific journal Emotion. The researchers of this study also suggest that people who “live in the now” are more likely to become happier over time. Researchers texted 67 participants five times a day for one week, asking them what they were thinking at that moment and whether those thoughts were past-, present- or future-focused. Participants also completed…

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