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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

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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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Happiness Linked to Longer Life

Happiness Linked to Longer Life | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Being happy doesn’t just improve the quality of your life. According to a new study, it may increase the quantity of your life as well.

Does Happiness make you live longer? What are the keys to happiness? What does Help you lead a  more peaceful & fulfilling life?


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Simple Steps to Wellbeing - Is Happiness a Bucket List? | Midwife of ...

Simple Steps to Wellbeing - Is Happiness a Bucket List? | Midwife of ... | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
It seems the world is talking about "bucket lists." You know, the list of things you want to do with your remaining time in your current body suit. When I first heard about the idea of having a bucket list, it seemed a little hedonistic ...
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Three Ways to Find Happiness on Facebook - Huffington Post (blog)

Three Ways to Find Happiness on Facebook - Huffington Post (blog) | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Three Ways to Find Happiness on FacebookHuffington Post (blog)If we want to be happy -- or happier -- there are ways to use Facebook and other social media to help us get there.
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Cheer and Cheerfulness How Exercise Can Help You Find Genuine Happiness

Cheer and Cheerfulness How Exercise Can Help You Find Genuine Happiness | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it

There are times when a person feels that he or she will never be happy again. Think Positive thoughts only, for 15 seconds (see if you can ) practice if you cannot yet. Then extend this time period . "The effect is brilliant"!

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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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Summertime 2012 (Warehouse Remix)

New Warehouse! Warehouse DJ Kue and Melee!
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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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KC, Sunshine Band Get Down Tomorrow Night in Howard County - Patch.com

KC, Sunshine Band Get Down Tomorrow Night in Howard County - Patch.com | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Check these out without tapping your feet to the beat of thier music, if you can.        The name says it all! KC, Sunshine Band Get Down Tomorrow Night in Howard CountyPatch.com For more than 40 years, KC and the Sunshine Band have spread "a shining moment of happiness" through disco.

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Random Acts of Kindness- How does it lead to a good life?

Random Acts of Kindness- How does it lead to a good life? | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it

Where Inspiration Meets Motivation (Random Acts of Kindness) 

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 How do Random Acts of Kindness help you live a good life? They do this by releaseing random ellements of thoughts & passion from you, out into the ether. There-bye activating the law of abundance these random acts also help to balance out some of the more negatrive vibrations on our planet at the moment. "Peace to ALL Humans"

With Warmth, raymondo!

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Judge a society by its level of happiness, not by its GDP - Third Sector

Judge a society by its level of happiness, not by its GDP - Third Sector | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Judge a society by its level of happiness, not by its GDPThird SectorThe answer is they all took part in a conference last month at the UN called Happiness and Wellbeing: Defining a New Economic Paradigm, which looked at new ways to measure the...
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The role of children in measuring their own well-being - Prog Blog

The role of children in measuring their own well-being - Prog Blog | Happiness &  Wellbeing | Scoop.it
Relying on children to effectively communicate and capture their own sense of well-being has been seen as problematic and arguments against it are commonly based on two main points. Firstly, adults know better than ...
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