Top 10 Happiest Languages

February 10, 2015 3:55 PM

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Human language is biased toward being happy, finds a new study that identifies 10 of the world’s most upbeat languages.

The study, published in the latest issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, supports the Pollyanna Hypothesis, which holds that there is a universal human tendency to use positive words more frequently than negative ones. Nevertheless, the findings determined that some languages...

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