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First Ever Facebook Application Based on Harvard Research That Happiness Spreads to Your Friends Through Social Networks Released by ruHap, The Happiness Company

Help your friends be Happier, and their friends, and their friends too with the first-ever Facebook Application designed to leverage Harvard research that Happiness is contagious through social networks. ruHap, The Happiness Company has introduced an application that will soon help thousands of Facebook users find Happiness every day following its successful completion of public testing and approval for inclusion in the Facebook Application Directory.

Blue Bell, PA, June 05, 2010 --( Happiness spreads through friends and family like a virus according to research published in the British Medical Journal in December. Surprisingly perhaps, Happiness spreads three levels deep, meaning that the Happiness of your friends’ friends’ friends is impacted by whether you are Happy or not. This according to research by Nicholas A. Christakis of Harvard and James H. Fowler of the University of California at San Diego.

In the study your chance of being Happier increased by 15% for every Happy friend you have, 10% for every Happy friend of your friends, and even 6% for the Happy friends of the friends of your friends. ruHap’s new Facebook application was built to take advantage of this phenomenon and help Facebook's over 400 million users lead a Happy life. This has large implications as Happier people are more productive, healthy, and creative.

Users post to Facebook whether they are Happy or not thus helping their friends be Happier, and their friends, and their friends too. ruHap collects the results and publishes a Daily Happiness Index in real-time at the ruHap website. The Daily Happiness Index is also offered as a downloadable widget which provides fresh daily content for interested websites and blogs.

The happiness app is available to Facebook users at

About ruHap, The Happiness Company: ruHap helps people be Happier by bringing the leading academic Happiness research to users in small, fun, bite sized pieces. Overloaded with information, people still want to learn how to be Happier, but in a quick non-intrusive way. ruHap’s free website ( offers extensive Happiness Resources, a Daily Happiness Quote delivered to users by email, a blog (How to be Happier at, a Facebook Happiness application that shares your Happiness (helping your friends be Happier, and their friends, and their friends too!), a daily Happiness poll and index, and much more.

ruHap’s Happiness resources include ruHap’s 14 Ways to be Happier Right Now, Stress Reduction: the ruHap Way, Happiness Background, Happiness Videos, Self Actualization by Dr. Maslow, Teacher Resources for Happiness, Happiness U., How to Get Good Grades in College, Happy Associations, and Other Happy Links. There are literally hours of the world’s best Happiness information collected and organized in one place.

ruHap enjoys Top 20 rankings for both of its Facebook offerings as well as many Happiness related Google search results.

Gregory S. Barsh, Esq.
Chief Happiness Officer
ruHap, The Happiness Company
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