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Healing with humor: Cancer patient has unique way of spreading happiness - ksl.com

Healing with humor: Cancer patient has unique way of spreading happiness - ksl.com | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
ksl.comHealing with humor: Cancer patient has unique way of spreading happinessksl.comNow the captain of "Team Tumor," spends his remaining days bringing a bit of happiness to his fellow patients at the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
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Gross National Happiness « Mysterious Bhutan Tours & Adventures

Gross National Happiness « Mysterious Bhutan Tours & Adventures | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Gross National Happiness: Development Philosophy of Bhutan ... Defying this notion, Bhutan is now trying to measure progress is not by the popular idea of Gross Domestic Product but by through Gross National happiness.
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Celebrate 12th Annual Hunt for Happiness Week January 20 - 26, 2013 - Equities.com

Celebrate 12th Annual Hunt for Happiness Week January 20 - 26, 2013 - Equities.com | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Celebrate 12th Annual Hunt for Happiness Week January 20 - 26, 2013Equities.comThe Secret Society of Happy People will celebrate the 12th Annual Hunt for Happiness Week beginning January 20, 2013 which may help offset what has been called the saddest...
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Gratitude Journal: The Contagious Exuberance of Children | Greater ...

Gratitude Journal: The Contagious Exuberance of Children | Greater ... | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Sign up here for the Raising Happiness and other Greater Good Science Center e-newsletters. Email address: ... All of my happiness starts with them and they have been my back bone and inspiration since day one.
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Neighbourhood affects health - ScienceAlert

Neighbourhood affects health - ScienceAlert | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Neighbourhood affects healthScienceAlertReleased last month, Neighbourhood Characteristics: Shaping the Wellbeing of Older Australians reveals a direct link between communities and the physical health, mental health and overall quality of life of...
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Video: Parasailing above ocean a thrilling ride yet peaceful and quiet too - Washington Post

Video: Parasailing above ocean a thrilling ride yet peaceful and quiet too - Washington Post | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
MiamiHerald.comVideo: Parasailing above ocean a thrilling ride yet peaceful and quiet tooWashington PostVideo: Parasailing above ocean a thrilling ride yet peaceful and quiet too. (Tony Winton/ Associated Press ) - In this Sept.
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Well-being ratings: An Alternative Measure to GDP... - The Yucatan Times

Well-being ratings: An Alternative Measure to GDP... - The Yucatan Times | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Well-being ratings: An Alternative Measure to GDP...The Yucatan TimesBy Dr. Nubia Nieto.
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Wellbeing Show « BCfm

Wellbeing Show « BCfm | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Wellbeing Show. Sponsored by the NHS, this show discusses health issues. Listen Again – Coming Soon. | More Wellbeing Show. « Latin Window · Tuesday Drivetime » ...
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If you see the person, then naturally, empathy arises. Daniel Goleman

If you see the person, then naturally, empathy arises.  Daniel Goleman | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it

 “The act of compassion begins with full attention, just as rapport does. You have to really see the person. If you see the person, then naturally, empathy arises.

 

If you tune into the other person, you feel with them. If empathy arises, and if that person is in dire need, then empathic concern can come. You want to help them, and then that begins a compassionate act. So I'd say that compassion begins with attention.”

 

 Daniel Goleman

Author: Emotional Intelligence

http://j.mp/O9yFIo

 

 

 


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How to Help Someone with Depression: Show You Care - Vol. 146, April 27, 2012

How to Help Someone with Depression: Show You Care - Vol. 146, April 27, 2012 | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
We all need to know that we matter to our friends and family and yet I find it interesting that most people haven’t a...
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Chasing the self | Well Happy Peaceful

Chasing the self | Well Happy Peaceful | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Like a dog, chasing its tail, I think that most of us cling dearly to the idea of self. And while many of us may be familiar with the Buddha's teaching about anatta (no-self), I'm not sure how many of us truly understand it deeply ...
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Local youths invited to dramatic performance - Dromore Today

Local youths invited to dramatic performance - Dromore Today | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Local youths invited to dramatic performance Dromore Today Unmasked (Revealed) is an innovative way to enable young people through the medium of performing arts to address youth wellbeing issues that have a detrimental affect on their personal and...

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Simple Steps to Wellbeing: Is a Grudge Holding You Back? | Midwife ...

Simple Steps to Wellbeing: Is a Grudge Holding You Back? | Midwife ... | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
These words from the old Don McLean tune (American Pie) come to mind for me this morning . . . as I think about grudges and how powerful they can be in our lives. I think of grudges today for a couple of reasons.
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Laughter best medicine for stressheads - Herald Sun

Laughter best medicine for stressheads - Herald Sun | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Laughter best medicine for stressheadsHerald SunA new study from Deakin University's School of Psychology on the effects of laughter yoga - where even the most serious employees are reduced to hysterics - has found it has a real and positive effect...
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25 Suggestions for Living a Contented Life by Managing Emotions ...

25 Suggestions for Living a Contented Life by Managing Emotions ... | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Emotionally sensitive people react to events quickly and with intense emotions, and then have difficulty getting their emotional reactions to subside. Finding ways to manage emotions effectively can decrease the pain they ...
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Five tips to make your life happier. Right now - NEWS.com.au

Five tips to make your life happier. Right now - NEWS.com.au | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Five tips to make your life happier. Right nowNEWS.com.auThat's the advice of life coach Claire Hall who says the first step is training our brains in how to recognise the signs of happiness. “Our thoughts are very powerful,” Hall says.
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6 Considerations When Redesigning Your Logo #design #logo

6 Considerations When Redesigning Your Logo #design #logo | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it

6 Considerations When Redesigning Your Logo


If your website is the face of your company, then your logo is most certainly the voice. It’s your identity. In those first initial moments when a user lands on your website, your logo has the ability to establish trust, to convey your message, and to present enough visual interest that someone will want to take the time to get to know your company better.

But only if you create that interest through design.

 

Too often we think of a business logo as just an image or we hold the belief our logo doesn’t truly matter. All aspects of design matter when it comes to conveying your brand message. The logo you create and use to represent your brand online and off will have as much influence on the perception of your company as your website or other marketing materials.


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Fear can be erased from the brain before its memory has been formed

Fear can be erased from the brain before its memory has been formed | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Fear can be erased from the brain before its memory has been formed. FreedomPop launches its free 4G data service in beta. NASA building world's largest solid-fuel rocket. more top stories · HEALTH AND WELLBEING ...
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9 Best Practices for Creating Landing Pages that Convert

9 Best Practices for Creating Landing Pages that Convert | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Here are 9 ways to optimizing the conversion performance of your landing pages:

1. Have a clear and emphasized call to action.
The offer is a critical component of getting the sale. Set the offer copy and corresponding call to action apart from the rest of the page to make it special. Use white space, a box around it, lines above a below and/or some sort of contrast to point out where the visitor needs to focus to get the item.
Finally, make sure that you spell out exactly what will happen if someone fills out the form or clicks on the desired link.
2. Align landing page message, headlines, and call to action with off-page promise
Your visitors arrived from somewhere, and an expectation was set before they even landed on your page. This could have been in your pay-per-click ad, a third-party blog posting, or a comparison-shopping engine. Make sure you understand and follow up on the context from which they arrived. The headline, subhead, and call to action should be relevant to and support the enticements that got visitors there.
3. Eliminate choices
Eliminate extraneous links on the page that don’t lead to the conversion action. Distractions hurt conversion. If you must have links that don’t lead directly to a primary action, put them in the footer.
4. Simplify design and reduce text
Don’t use a variety of font styles, colors, and sizes. Remove images and interactive rich-media content unless it directly supports your conversion goal and is clearly the best way to convey important information. Bland landing pages are often the best converting ones. Again, the goal is to minimize distractions.
Studies show that less content on a landing page leads to higher the conversion rates. Ruthlessly edit your text down to simple headlines and short bullet lists. Cut out the self-promoting marketing speak. Detailed information can be linked to (in the footer) and made available on supporting pages.
5. Use images judiciously
Images are good to use on landing pages to give a visual representation of the product or service as long as you don’t overdo. Keep graphics to a reasonable size to add visual appeal and help orient the visitor to the product and headline. An overly large image can overshadow the headline and push other content below the fold. In addition, use clean, simple images rather than complex ones.
Use a caption. After headlines, captions are the next most read pieces of text.
6. Show brand validation
Transfer recognition or good will from other sources by liberally using logos of well-recognized client brands. Add the badges of media sources that have covered or mentioned your company. Prominently display glowing testimonials from existing customers.
Reduce visitor anxiety by using safe shopping seals, logos of trade associations, acceptable payment methods, money-back guarantee seals and other indicators of your trustworthiness.
7. Enable sharing and highlight social validation
Social media has a huge multiplier effect and has also become a validation criterion to how good an offer is. Make sharing easy by including popular social media share buttons above the fold and in the sign-up process. Consider using Optify’s Facebook login to make it easier to accept your offer and follow through on your call to action.
8. Employ key tactics to seal the deal
Follow tried-and-true strategies to elicit the desired response:
Keep conversion barriers to a minimum by removing unneeded fields from your forms.
Create a sense of urgency by including a countdown of number of items left, number of days left to get the deal, limited time offer copy or other time sensitive imperative.
Use high contrast Buttons that say “Click Here.” It’s obvious, but tests show it works.
Think about adding a money back guarantee, no obligation, free trial or other positive value copy around the button.
9. Test, test, test


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LETTER: All Americans enjoy the right to 'pursuit of happiness' - Sioux City Journal

LETTER: All Americans enjoy the right to 'pursuit of happiness' - Sioux City Journal | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
LETTER: All Americans enjoy the right to 'pursuit of happiness'Sioux City JournalIn the Declaration of Independence, the Founding Fathers stated that "all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable...
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Loneliness toolkit for health and wellbeing boards - Health ...

Loneliness toolkit for health and wellbeing boards - Health ... | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
This digital toolkit aims to help assess the needs and set out strategic methods of tackling loneliness. This digital toolkit enables health and wellbeing boards to better understand, identify and commission interventions for the ...
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Stress Relief Video – Relax with a Smile | YoungMinds in Schools

Stress Relief Video – Relax with a Smile | YoungMinds in Schools | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Relax with a smile!Here's a short and uplifting video promoting positivity and tranquility: http://t.co/AZKPKV4D #wellbeing #teachers...
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Boost Your Creativity, Happiness, and Focus by Stepping Out Into ...

Boost Your Creativity, Happiness, and Focus by Stepping Out Into ... | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
If you live in the city then chances are you're more of an indoor person. It's probably not entirely by choice since getting out into a natural setting is tough when you're in the heart of a metropolis.
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Bhutan introduces weekly 'pedestrian day' - New York Daily News

Bhutan introduces weekly 'pedestrian day' - New York Daily News | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it

NEWS.com.auBhutan introduces weekly 'pedestrian day'New York Daily News.      The country also uses “Gross National Happiness” as a measure of development, rather than more common measurements like Gross Domestic Product. That is called positive thinking!! stay Happy & Peaceful, raymondo!

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