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    Watching tv won't make you happy

    Research suggest that watching television won't make you happy.

    Things that make people happy include visiting friends, exercising, attending church, listening to music, fishing, reading a book, sitting in a cafe or going to a party.

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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    Guess I am not part of this group. Most of my favorite things are not on his list and most of his great stuff is not my bag. Therefore, this feels like some odd results.


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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    I dunno, watching TV makes me happy... Mostly because I never get to just relax and watch tv with the wife... too many kids around.


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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    I heart TV



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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    I didn't even read the article. There's no point. It's a lie. TV makes me very happy, especially when the clones win.

    Why do you post such blasphemy?


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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    I will refute that article and say TV makes me very happy...one word can prove that: LOST!



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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    TV is a huge waste of time but it's nice and mindless.


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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    TV makes me happy. NCIS, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory. Lots of happiness wrapped up right there. I laugh harder during those shows than I do talking to my friends or family, unless of course we're talking about those shows!


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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    Maybe the Prof has an agenda? Like someone did not give him his big break.


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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    The Office....

    enough said.



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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    I heart TV
    For instance, Southpark is on right now and they are making fun of Canada, with their flappy heads and beady eyes. Good stuff.



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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    Quote Originally Posted by ajk4st8 View Post
    The Office....

    enough said.
    The Office and Scrubs back to back does it for me.



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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    Quote Originally Posted by cymonat View Post
    The Office and Scrubs back to back does it for me.
    Scrubs is not coming back... Last I heard ABC may pick it up for a bit.


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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    Scrubs is not coming back... Last I heard ABC may pick it up for a bit.
    ALF used to make me laugh...

    I do prefer listening to music over watching TV...


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    Re: Watching tv won't make you happy

    I love TV as much as anyone, but would it kill you to read a book every once in a while, people?

    A recent study found that 1 in 4 adults hadn't read one book of any kind in the past year.


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