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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A group of more than 1,000 islands off southeast Alaska. The rugged, heavily forested islands are the exposed tops of submerged coastal mountains that rise steeply from the Pacific Ocean.

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  • In addition, they work better with others, because people prefer to be around happier people, who are also less likely to show counterproductive behaviors like burnout, absenteeism, counter and non-productive work, work disputes, or retaliatory behavior than are less-happy people.

    Gretchen Rubin: Balanced Life -- Want To Be Happy at Work? Dozens of Tips, Plus a Few Quizzes, To Consider

  • Actually, studies show that people find happy people much more likable than their less-happy peers.

    Gretchen Rubin: Happiness Myth No. 1: Happy People Are Annoying

  • Happy people have more friends and more social support than their less-happy peers.

    Gretchen Rubin: Happiness Myth No. 1: Happy People Are Annoying

  • By contrast, less-happy people are more apt to be defensive, isolated, and self-absorbed, and unfortunately, their negative moods are catching (technical name: emotional contagion).

    Gretchen Rubin: Happiness Myth No. 10: It's Selfish To Try to Be Happier.

  • I enjoyed following the clues about Deckard possibly being a replicant, and found the less-happy ending more satisfying.

    'Blade Runner' at 25

  • ~ How employers can help boost the happiness of their employees and how you can boost your own happiness -- Yesterday I made the case that employers should care whether their employees are happy: happier people outscore their less-happy peers on performance and productivity.

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  • The ability to not dwell on the obvious less-happy news and find the good news on the back pages is something I learned from your ma, and it's one of the many reasons she's my best friend.

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  • In 2008, the MSU assistant professor of sociology led a study that found that that the self-reported health of divorced, separated and widowed people had A University of Cambridge study released in February 2011 found that happy teens are more likely to divorce than their less-happy counterparts.

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  • The teens who had received the A University of Cambridge study released in February 2011 found that happy teens are more likely to divorce than their less-happy counterparts.

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  • But other diagrams and videos use a ball-and-stick model to represent atomic detail, and this strikes me as a less-happy choice.

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