Grandpa Pig is one of the most beloved characters on the popular children's show Peppa Pig. But just how old is he?
People who want to be happy should probably find love. That's the conclusion of an extensive study published in the Journal of Happiness Studies. Researchers discovered that love makes you happier and healthier. Here are some reasons why all you need is love or maybe a little bit of wine.
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The best things in life are free.
While there’s certainly some truth to that adage, you can bet your bottom dollar (or should I say euro or yen) that free things don’t usually stay free for long. In our experience, relationships tend to be one of life’s most expensive purchases—with true love being one of them. A glass or two of your favorite champagne every month? That comes with a pretty hefty price tag, as well—especially when it starts making more frequent appearances at dinner parties, in picnics, at weddings, on vacation, and so on. Yet we still think it’s worth it!
Love makes the world go round.
Loneliness is a major cause of depression. From an evolutionary perspective, it makes sense that we're wired to feel close to one another; being part of a community made us more effective hunters, gatherers, caretakers, and all-around happier people. And now that our social relationships are much more complicated than they were thousands or even hundreds of years ago—it's not just blood relatives who count as a family—we want them more than ever.
Wine is love... or something like that.
It's Valentine's Day season, which means that most people have fallen in love with at least one bottle of wine. Perhaps several bottles, depending on how many dinner reservations they had to cancel at the last minute when their significant other was called out of town at work. While there are no hard statistics on it, we can safely assume that all you need is love doesn't refer to Bacchus' finest; it refers to something else entirely—something more ethereal and spiritual... something like... um... love?
Loving yourself, no matter what
It’s one thing to love someone else; it’s another to love yourself no matter what. It’s a big step in any relationship, but especially in your marriage, to realize that regardless of anything that goes wrong in your relationship—whatever fights or arguments or disagreements you might have—you should be able to fall back on loving yourself enough not to let anyone walk all over you. If there are things about your partner that bug you sometimes, remind yourself that every other person has their foibles as well (even if they don’t share them with you), and chances are pretty good they aren’t even half as bad as whatever it is you hate about yourself!
Love makes the world go round, and wine adds an element of pleasure to most meals and occasions. Wine is one of life's most expensive purchases, but it's also one of the most affordable. Check out our top picks below for great affordable wines under $15.