Maybe it’s because you didn’t sleep well, or even didn’t get enough sleepy, but if  you are most Americans, according to WebMD, you probably woke up in a bad mood this morning.  While there are thousands of reasons you woke up cranky, there are ways to cool yourself off.  You’d be surprised that they don’t even involve taking “happy pills.”  If you need help getting yourself in a better mood, or know someone that wakes up cranky, these tips are for you!

WebMD has a 14 question true or false quiz about being in a bad mood.  I actually scored poorly with only getting 6 questions right.  Some facts about your mood are actually quite surprising.

#1.)  Talking to a Stranger Might Help.  A study at the University of British Columbia found that even short interactions with someone new can put people in a better mood.


#2.)  Talk to Someone Who’s in a GOOD Mood.  Happy people are pretty much the most annoying thing in the world when YOU’RE not happy.


#3.)  You’re Better at Spotting a Lie.  Researchers in Australia found that when you’re in a good mood, you tend to be more trusting and easier to fool.  And when you’re in a bad mood, you’re more skeptical.


#4.)  You’re Less Likely to Be Superstitious.  That’s according to “The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology”.  When you’re happy, you’re more likely to follow your gut, even when it’s not rational.


#5.)  You’re Not the Only One.  According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 9.5% of American adults suffer from mood disorders, including depression.

Take the full quiz at


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