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The Amazing Scientific Experiment Guaranteed to Make You Happier

Yasha Wallin

What makes you happy? Have you ever wondered why? The people behind Soul Pancake decided to conduct an experiment about what makes people happy based on a 2005 study of positive psychology. Participants were asked to write down as much as they could about someone who's made a powerful positive impression on their life. They then thought the experiment was over, until they were asked to call that person and read what they'd written about them. This video shows the touching results.

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  • jennifer prod

    this made my morning - what a wonderful project.

  • Cecile Riel

    I wish someone can upload this on Youku so I can watch this in China...


    Yasha! This is so powerful! I dont think anyone (even soulpancake) expected it to be so raw, yet real to understand and feel what they went through.
    I was with the biggest smile the whole time.... and it only got bigger.
    Thank you :)

  • Pam Parsons

    I wrote a letter to my Great Uncle Emory a few years ago to tell him he was my hero.When I was a little girl I would spend a week or two with Uncle Emory & Aunt Bernice & their daughter,Nancy on their dairy farm.Uncle Emory taught me so much about animals that animals have been my passion my whole life.I am so glad he was able to read that letter before he died.Nancy told me the old sparkle in his eyes came back and he grinned from ear to ear.He knew then how much I've always loved him.Pretty neat. This is a wonderful,GOOD action.

    • Yasha Wallin

      Wow, this is so sweet, thanks for sharing. I think we take for granted that the people around us know how much we mean to them, glad you were able to tell your uncle!

  • Hillary Newman

    I'm calling my little brother right now!