New Study Promotes Micro-Moments of Happiness; Year-Old Company Ships Such Moments around the Globe

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A recent study out of UNC says resiliency increases through frequent micro-moments of happiness. Meanwhile, a Pennsylvania company reports an increase in the shipment of such moments. LittleSomething.com sends surprise packages or "Little Somethings" designed to brighten someone's day -- and to help improve resiliency -- all for under $10.

Greetings from LittleSomething.com, an online service company dedicated to spreading happiness one micro-moment at a time! We mailed our first smile in July of 2008. Since then, the number of packages shipped has increased over a thousand percent. We already knew that finding a surprise in the mailbox could brighten someone's day; we now know that it can actually improve someone's resiliency… According to a newly-released study out of UNC at Chapel Hill found at http://uncnews.unc.edu/content/view/2688/71/, little moments of positive emotion can add up, helping us to "rebound better from adversity and stress, ward off depression, and continue to grow." So sending a Little Something can go a long way!

Entrepreneur Mark Helsel co-founded LittleSomething.com on the premise that we all have people we would like to thank, recognize or encourage, but we rarely take the time to do so in a meaningful way. He envisioned a website devoted to making it simple to send a delightful surprise in the mail quickly and affordably. "To do this on a regular basis, I needed to find things that were unique and high quality, yet relatively inexpensive," explained Mark. LittleSomething.com now offers a wide variety of Little Somethings from cookies and cakes to puzzles and toys -- all under $10 (including shipping to U.S. destinations). Each one includes a personal note from the sender. According to Mark, it only takes a moment to brighten someone's day, and "customers consistently report how good it feels to 'mail smiles.'"

Contact:

Brooke Meadows
LittleSomething.com
814-934-1612
http://www.littlesomething.com

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