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Happy Songs

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When I was in college, it seemed like too many mornings I woke up and was not pumped up for class. Even if my first class of the day wasn’t until noon, it took some serious motivation some days to get my very unmotivated body out of my too-cozy bed. I finally figured out a great way to pump myself up for the day was by creating a “happy” playlist of songs with good beats and inspirational or funny lyrics.

If you dread getting ready to start your day, let me show you my playlist of feel good songs. Couple them with the windows rolled down on your drive to campus, or a warm coffee on your walk, and you’ve just set the day up to be a good one!

1. “Good Day” – Greg Street featuring Nappy Roots

With a bouncy beat and a catchy chorus, you’ll be tapping your toes and wanting to organize a campus flash mob.

2. “Best Day Of My Life” – American Authors

Even if you’re convinced it’ll be the worst day, this song will change your thinking around!

3. “On Top Of The World” – Imagine Dragons

Similar to “Best Day of My Life,” inspirational lyrics will remind you that you are unbeatable.

4. “I Got You (I Feel Good)” – James Brown

Listening to these lyrics will make you feel good. It’s all about positive thinking!

5. “Don’t Worry About A Thing (Three Little Birds)” – Bob Marley

I dare you to try not to sing along to this classic.

6. “New Shoes” – Paolo Nutini
One of my personal favorites, I have played this song to the point where it’s in my Top 25 list on iTunes. Who knew a song about shoes could do that?

7. “Roar” – Katy Perry

This song has been everywhere, obviously because it’s such an upbeat song. Play this to remind you of the “fighter” you are.

8. “Say Hey (I Love You)” – Michael Franti & Spearhead

Again, another great beat that will make you want to have a car dance party or dance along the sidewalk.

9. “Smile” – Vitamin C
One of those songs everyone denies liking even though it’s super good! Bring yourself back to the age of those middle school dances! Vitamin C is good for you after all.

10. “It’s a Beautiful Day” – Michael Bublé

“It’s a beautiful day and I can’t stop myself from smiling.” Words you want to hear first thing in the morning!

Do you have a playlist of go-to feel good songs? Share with us in the comments!

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How To Be Happy

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Wondering how to make today a good day? Turns out scientists had the same question. Check out the things they discovered that can increase your happiness and make today great:

1. See Happy Friends

According to Brigham Young University researchers, low social interaction is just as bad for your lifespan as obesity, being an alcoholic, or even smoking fifteen cigarettes a day. So get out and socialize! Especially with your happiest friends. For each happy friend you have, you have a 9% increased chance of being happy yourself.

2. Be Kind To Others

Performing small acts of kindness for others can lead to an increase in life satisfaction after just 10 days. So buy a cup of coffee for the person behind you, buy someone flowers without a reason, or do whatever you can think of!

3. Go For A Run

It only takes 20 minutes of working out for your brain to begin producing endorphins, which are the “happy chemicals” that create the euphoric post-workout high. In that same 20 minutes, your body releases a protein which protects you from stress as well as emotional disorders, such as depression.

4. Try Something New

People who take part in a wide range of activities are more likely to retain positive emotions and minimize negative ones than people who said “no” to that weekend rock-climbing class.

5. Say Thank You

Dr. Robert Emmons, Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Positive Psychology, says that practicing gratitude can increase happiness levels by 25%. Writing in a gratitude journal for a few hours over three weeks can increase happiness and keep it at a higher level for six or more months.

So there you have it! What are you going to do to be happier?

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5 Careers That Will Make You Say, “I love my job!”

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By guest blogger Serena Piper
Journalism major at the University of Oregon. Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus Oregon. Magazine, freelance blogger, future world traveler. In her spare time, she likes to read as many books as she can, go for long drives, and peruse news websites. Hopes to one day write for National Geographic.

“I hate my job,” “I don’t wanna go to work,” “Will you go to work for me?” This what I hear from so many of my friends. Granted, we’re still students so we’re technically not supposed to enjoy our jobs (according to our parents), but there is still the curiosity looming over our heads. Who does have the fun job if it isn’t me?

Well guys, at the top of the list are travel agents. With perks such as traveling to new places and meeting new people, you can’t go wrong with this career. Not only does a travel agent get to have fun themselves, but they also get to help other people plan their fun vacations. And let’s face it, happiness is contagious!

by Lord Mariser

Ever wonder about those Elvis impersonators? Yeah, they’re also on the “fun” list. Try it out one night; Pick up a wig or a costume and wear it around town. It could be like Halloween all the time if you feel like taking this career path seriously. If you love Snow White, why not impersonate her at Disney World?

by Jorge Rimblas

You’re gonna love this next one. How about becoming a Ferrari driving instructor? Former NASCAR driver Anthony Lazzaro earns $500 to $1,000 a day as an instructor in addition to what he makes as a professional racecar driver. That could definitely be rent in only one or two days!

You know that old saying, “No shoes, no shirt…[you fill in the blank]”? You can forget that rule if you’re a Cantina owner on a Playa del Carmen beach. Limbo, the relaxed atmosphere, the sand as your office, and plenty of those drinks with the umbrellas in them? Yes, please!

by Scott Ableman

According to monster.com, Cruise Directors are “the multi-taskers of the seas.” The Cruise Director “organizes and goes on shore excursions, manages guest speakers, and schedules entertainment,” among other things. But come on, meeting famous people and having a blast while traveling the seas? Send me an application!

Which job do you think would be fun to have? Let us know in the comments below!

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