Real talk: It’s been a year. After five zillion (yes, that’s the official number) hours of Zoom school and wearing masks so long we’ve forgotten what our own chins look like, we’re all ready to feel a whole lot happier. The good news is that folks who study the science of happiness say increasing your joy is simpler than you might think. While it’s easy to assume it takes a major life change (like winning the lottery) to radically improve your mood, the truth is that adopting small, happiness-boosting habits can pay off big-time. Sound too good to be true? To put this theory to the test, we recruited two teens who said they’d love a little more joy in their lives and challenged them to try five expert-recommended happiness habits every day for two weeks. What were these habits, and did they actually make our subjects happier? Read on to find out.