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The Top 10 Happiest Countries and What Makes Them Happy

The Top 10 Happiest Countries and What Makes Them Happy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“The care of human life and happiness…is the only legitimate object of good government,”—Thomas Jefferson, 1809.
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Designing for Happiness: The Ultimate Sustainability Solution?

Designing for Happiness: The Ultimate Sustainability Solution? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
We’ve all been there before—took a wrong turn and ended up in a “scary” neighborhood. Quickly now, roll up the windows, lock the doors—one-fourth inch of glass will save our lives. What causes us to react this way?
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Want To Be Happy? You Only Have To Do 1 Thing. Over And Over.

Want To Be Happy? You Only Have To Do 1 Thing. Over And Over. | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Matthieu Ricard says that the way for all of us to live sustainably on this planet is to adopt a culture of thinking about each other. And not just the others who are here right now, but also people we'll never meet.
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How to Cultivate Practical Wisdom in Our Everyday Lives and Why It Matters in Our Individual and Collective Happiness

How to Cultivate Practical Wisdom in Our Everyday Lives and Why It Matters in Our Individual and Collective Happiness | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The psychology of how we use frames, categories, and storytelling to make sense of the world.
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The Connection Between 3D Printing and Happiness | Inside3DP.com

The Connection Between 3D Printing and Happiness | Inside3DP.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
3D printing gives us an affordable entry into the hope of seeing our design come to fruition. paving the way to happiness and fulfillment.
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Riches won't make you happy, but a greener economy might - The Ecologist (blog)

Riches won't make you happy, but a greener economy might - The Ecologist (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
In the industrial era, economic growth has become equated with human progress, writes Jules Pretty, with a fundamental assumption that material growth and consumption inevitably leads to improvements in our well-being. Now think again ...

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The Economics of Happiness (2010) | Watch Documentary Free Online

The Economics of Happiness (2010) | Watch Documentary Free Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. For the majority of people on the planet life is becoming increasingly stressful. We have less time for friends and family and we face mounting pressures at work.

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Everyday Life as Art: Naho Iguchi's Yearlong Happening in Berlin

Everyday Life as Art: Naho Iguchi's Yearlong Happening in Berlin | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

From 2009 to 2012, Naho Iguchi was the Director of TEDxTokyo; in 2010, she created the spinoff eventTEDxTokyo yz to gather and create a network among younger Japanese innovators and leaders. In 2013, she decided to leave Tokyo and launch a new, more personal project: living in Berlin for a year without holding a job, supported by the love and trust of community members who are financially sponsoring her for the project's duration.

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RSA Animate - Re-Imagining Work

How can we get people more engaged, more productive, and happier at work? Is technology part of the problem -- and could it also be part of the solution?
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The Corrosive Effects of Green Puritanism | Post Growth Institute

The Corrosive Effects of Green Puritanism | Post Growth Institute | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

One of the greatest things about the sustainability movement is the feeling of collaborating on a shared purpose for the common good, whether it’s engaging in action on climate change or getting involved in your local community garden.

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The Weird Way Facebook and Instagram Are Making Us Happier

The Weird Way Facebook and Instagram Are Making Us Happier | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Facebook's emphasis on experiences instead of material goods is giving us a new way to worry that we may not be keeping up with the Joneses. Here's why that's still a good thing.
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A Revolutionary Entrepreneur On Happiness, Money, And Raising A Supermodel - Huffington Post

A Revolutionary Entrepreneur On Happiness, Money, And Raising A Supermodel - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A lucky few can say their work helped spur a fundamental shift in the economic model of modern societies.

If all goes well, Robin Chase may get to do it twice.

A decade before Airbnb and Uber, Chase helped kickstart the "collaborative eco...
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A Point of View: The pursuit of happiness - BBC News

A Point of View: The pursuit of happiness - BBC News | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Everybody wants to be happy, but few of us seem to know how to achieve it, writes AL Kennedy.
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Empathy, Happiness, Health & General Psychology

Empathy, Happiness, Health & General Psychology | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
TEDxManitoba - TJ Dawe: An Experiment in Collective Intelligence
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From Empire to Earth Community: 10 Principles of the More Beautiful World We Know Is Possible

From Empire to Earth Community: 10 Principles of the More Beautiful World We Know Is Possible | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
If the aim of human society is happiness, freedom, and prosperity, there are indeed many alternative ways to achieve this without endangering the earth and ourselves, and without leaving behind half or more of humanity.
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Re-Learned Powerfulness

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Psychology has long been focused on diagnosing disorders. It took the development of “positive psychology” to change the perspective towards the study (and promotion) of the things that make for happiness and well-being.

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▶ Interview Ricardo Semler - YouTube

A full interview with Ricardo Semler by the Dutch TV-show Backlight. In our episode 'The capital power of hapiness' we made a portret of this Brasilian business man. Here you can watch the full interview of one hour and a half. Mostly unedited, but divided in chapters.

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Google Makes You Smarter, Facebook Makes You Happier, Selfies Make You A Better Person

Google Makes You Smarter, Facebook Makes You Happier, Selfies Make You A Better Person | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

When you take a selfie, your soul is ripped away like meat off bone. You are a shell of a person, the selfie having captured the last life in your eyes. This, finally, is the deadening conclusion printed in the New York Times yesterday after our months of collective selfie obsession. “It does things to us,” author Sherry Turkle warns with a trembling finger, “changing not just what we do but who we are.”

 
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The Happiest Countries in the World | Global Finance

The Happiest Countries in the World | Global Finance | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Global Finance presents two different rankings of the World’s Happiest Countries: the Happy Planet Index of the New Economic Foundation and the Life Satisfaction survey, part of the Better Life Index of the OECD.
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OpenQRS: Open Source Tools to Assure the Quality, Reliability and Safety of Health Care Devices

OpenQRS: Open Source Tools to Assure the Quality, Reliability and Safety of Health Care Devices | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
News Challenge is a global community that will draw on your optimism, inspiration, ideas and opinions to solve problems together for the collective social good.
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