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35 Ways to Spread Sunshine

Optimistic Innovatiions That'll Brighten Someone's Day

— July 26, 2009 — Art & Design
In today's world, it's easy to be a pessimist, but it's far easier to take an optimistic slant--especially with these innovations.

From guerrilla bookmarks to uplifting mirrors that get your day started off right, being optimistic has never been easier.

Implications - In a society where people are constantly on the go and working long hours, it has been noted that many people are not very happy. Advertisers can use this information to create ads that are upbeat and cheerful because brightening someone's day is something that they will remember and share with others. Created an uplifting ad or product can easily be done with the right choice of color and a bright smile.
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Policing Positivity
Policing Positivity
Japanese Rail Firm Adopts Smile Scanners to Gauge Customer Service
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Political Power of Positivity
Political Power of Positivity
Peruvian Shamans Send Good Karma to Obama
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Study: Cyberslacking is Positive
Study: Cyberslacking is Positive
PopCap Break Report 2008
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Uplifting Reflections
Uplifting Reflections
Feel Good Mirror is a Nice Morning Pick-Me-Up
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31
Uplifting Subway Stunts
Uplifting Subway Stunts
The High Five Escalator Lifts Moods, Trend Hunter-Style
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30
Surreal Joyvertising
Surreal Joyvertising
Coca-Cola Promotes Sugary Fizz With ‘Open Happiness' Campaign
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29
Real-Life Happiness Awards
Real-Life Happiness Awards
Hershey Kisses ‘Off to Work' Down the Red Carpet
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Tech for Positive Feelings
Tech for Positive Feelings
The emWave 'Personal Stress Reliever' Lets You Relax
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Money Buys Happiness
Money Buys Happiness
The New Way to Save Money
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26
Subversive Positivity
Subversive Positivity
Everything is OK Activist Kits (UPDATE)
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25
Happypreneurs
Happypreneurs
San Francisco Positivity Conference
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Positivity Towards Strangers
Positivity Towards Strangers
'Validation' Reinforces the Power of Empathy
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Negativity Refuse Bag
Negativity Refuse Bag
Positive Thinking Gadget
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Socially Uplifting Photosets
Socially Uplifting Photosets
Smiles In Poverty
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21
Buying Happiness
Buying Happiness
Danish Boutique Challenges Old Adage
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20
Happy Face Suction Toothbrush Holder
Happy Face Suction Toothbrush Holder
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Printable Positivity
Printable Positivity
E.M. Papers' Bookmarks Feature Affirmations to Brighten Your Day
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Dishware That Inspires Happiness
Dishware That Inspires Happiness
The Smile Cup
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Extreme Happiness Promotions
Extreme Happiness Promotions
Britney Spears Tells Rolling Stone She's Better
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Encouraging Optimism
Encouraging Optimism
“Wouldn't It Be Nice” Art Exhibition
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15
Guerrilla Bookmarks
Guerrilla Bookmarks
NamelessleTTER Features Personalized Book Markers
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14
Monday Rebranding
Monday Rebranding
‘What a Great Day to Start the Week' Poster Uses Positivity
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Mood-Sensitive Wristbands
Mood-Sensitive Wristbands
Robometer Measures Happiness
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12
Couple Cultivation
Couple Cultivation
The Twin Handled Fork Offers Horticultural Happiness in Relationships
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11
Uplifting Watches
Uplifting Watches
'Ever-Increasing' by Sea Hope Uses Graphs to Brighten Your Day
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10
Happy Face Furniture
Happy Face Furniture
Expressive Emo Chairs Exist to Serve Your Butt
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Optimistic Recession Jewelry
Optimistic Recession Jewelry
Wishbone, Horseshoe and Fortune Cookie Charms for Good Luck
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8
Positive Body Image PR
Positive Body Image PR
Meghan McCain Stands Up to Laura Ingraham on Twitter
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Psychology of Happiness Tests
Psychology of Happiness Tests
Identifying Fake Smiles
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Positive Deck Designs
Positive Deck Designs
Luis B-Boy Skateboard Art Meant to Encourage & Inspire
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5
Recession-Era Self-Marketing
Recession-Era Self-Marketing
Cardsofchange Emphasizes the Positive Side of Downsizing
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4
Social Acceptance Art
Social Acceptance Art
Greg Williams' ‘Thalidomide' Shows Happiness With Deformit
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3
Positive Body Image Photography
Positive Body Image Photography
Vogue's Annual Shape Issue 2009 Features 8 Beautiful Bodie
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2
Quirky Motivational Posters
Quirky Motivational Posters
‘Today I Will Be Happier Than a Bird With a French Fry'
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Guerrilla Sunshine-Spreading
Guerrilla Sunshine-Spreading
The 'I Love You' Project
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