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The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things

The 7 Reasons That Science Says You Should Pay For Experience, Not Things | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Planning a vacation this summer? You've chosen to spend your money in the way that's going to give you the most happiness.
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experiences bring more happiness than material possessions!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, June 7, 9:32 PM

7 razones por las que vale más gastar en experiencias que en cosas

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New Movement in Neuroscience: A Purpose-Driven Life

New Movement in Neuroscience: A Purpose-Driven Life | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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Fascinating! Purpose in life leads to many good health outcomes.

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A tale of two cities and three degrees of influence | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis

A tale of two cities and three degrees of influence  | Latest News & Updates at Daily News & Analysis | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A tale of two cities and three degrees of influence - Pure truth cannot be assimilated by the crowd; it must be communicated by contagion. – Henri Fredric Amiel
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the spread of happiness, amongst other things , in networks!

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What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence

What the Dalai Lama Taught Daniel Goleman About Emotional Intelligence | positive psychology | Scoop.it
We can all get better at cultivating compassion.
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a call of action for a compassionate world!

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The Geography of Well-Being

The Geography of Well-Being | positive psychology | Scoop.it
A new index takes a holistic look at America's inequalities. Yes, that's plural.
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Quite useful for those in the US!

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Scars of Gold: What the Japanese Art of Kintsukuroi can tell us about Post-Traumatic Growth

Scars of Gold: What the Japanese Art of Kintsukuroi can tell us about Post-Traumatic Growth | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Sometimes, you coincidentally run into things - and you instantly have a flash of insight that profoundly deepens your understanding of a specific facet of human life. This so happened when one of ...
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turn your scars into scars of gold:-)

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An Upbeat Emotion That's Surprisingly Good for You

An Upbeat Emotion That's Surprisingly Good for You | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Awe, that goose-bumpy mix of fear and wonder, appears to be particularly good for the body.
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awe and the inflammatory response!

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Margriet Darwinkel's curator insight, April 1, 2:00 AM

De kracht van bewondering gaat verder dan je denkt. Het heeft een positive invloed op je gezondheid.

Sta daarom regelmatig stil bij (kleine) dingen en mensen waarover je je kunt verwonderen dat werkt helend voor je lichaam.

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Top 20 ways to be happy - The London Economic

Top 20 ways to be happy - The London Economic | positive psychology | Scoop.it
By Dr Mo Zoha, expert in Happiness at London’s Nightingale Hospital Realise money doesn’t buy you happiness. It has been found that as long as you have enough money to pay for necessities and live comfortably, anything above that does not necessarily equate to more happiness. Spend money on experiences, not objects. Objects and possessions …
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Follow these tips religiously and be happy!

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5 Ways to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness in Your Classroom

5 Ways to Celebrate the International Day of Happiness in Your Classroom | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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Its the International day of #happiness :-)  ; do read on 5 ways you can celebrate it!

Also after reading the blog don't forget to sign up the IPEN manifesto!!

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A Simple Mind Trick for Wiser Decisions

A Simple Mind Trick for Wiser Decisions | positive psychology | Scoop.it
You don't have to wait for experience (and gray hairs) to pile up. Be wiser now with this simple mental exercise suggested by psychologists.
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making wise decisions by distancing oneself.

 

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Good Reasons to Join the Mindfulness and Yoga Trend

Good Reasons to Join the Mindfulness and Yoga Trend | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Evidence now suggests that 15–30 minutes a day of a mindfulness/meditation or yoga exercise brings measurable benefits in as little as two months
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 different forms of mindfulness/ meditation/ yoga , all have distinct (mental) health benefits.

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Amanda Pereira Triani's curator insight, February 26, 3:36 PM

Mindfulness is an easy kind of meditation that will improve your health!

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Two Ways to Be Happy

Two Ways to Be Happy | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Controlling how you respond to your circumstances may matter as much as controlling the circumstances themselves, according to a new study.
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happiness lies in between- neither all in our mind nor out in the circumstances we face.

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Sandra Ciccarello's curator insight, June 5, 8:40 PM

this way of thinking is so helpful, especially for my students

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Researchers tested a rat’s empathy by giving it a choice between chocolate and a drowning friend

Researchers tested a rat’s empathy by giving it a choice between chocolate and a drowning friend | positive psychology | Scoop.it
VIDEO: A rat's dilemma.
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Event rats value and indulge in empathetic concern over self indulgence.

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Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them?

Nonacademic Skills Are Key To Success. But What Should We Call Them? | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Half the picture of student success is something other than academic. So why can't someone come up with a better name for them?
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social-emotional/ character strengths are important----no matter what you call them!

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Summary | World Happiness Report

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World happiness report 2015 now available. What a shame that India is at 117 and more concerning is that it is one of the 11 mots losers from 2005-7 to 2012-14. The only silver lining being there is lot of scope for improving well being in this country:-)

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Lisa A Romano's curator insight, April 24, 7:49 PM

☮ The simple things in life are measurable

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Excellence Reporter

Excellence Reporter | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Reporting on the meaning and the excellence of life
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A pretty good compilation of meaning of life quotes from some  amazing contemporary thinkers.

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One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits | positive psychology | Scoop.it
In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.
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schedule something daily!

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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, April 13, 11:19 AM
Si quieres establecer un hábito, prográmalo en tu agenda cada día. #PsicologiaPositva, #PosPsy
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10 ways to get happy - CNN.com

Happy people don't sit around waiting for good vibes to happen to them. Whatever makes them happy, they go for it, say experts.
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Create your own happiness using these tips!

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50 Greatest Positive Psychology Quotes

50 Greatest Positive Psychology Quotes | positive psychology | Scoop.it
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My contribution to the quotes is the Flourish mentoring slogan: "Why just survive, when you can flourish and thrive!!"

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Yes, Positive Emotions Really Can Transform Your Health

Yes, Positive Emotions Really Can Transform Your Health | positive psychology | Scoop.it
Our emotional world has a remarkable power to determine not only our mental health, but also how our physical well-being.

"Positive characteristics, such as optimism, vitality, meaning, and subjective life satisfaction are immensely important...
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a pretty good article about how +ve attitudes and emotions like gratitude and awe can lead to +ve health outcomes

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How to Fall in Love and Uncover Happiness in Four Minutes or Less

How to Fall in Love and Uncover Happiness in Four Minutes or Less | positive psychology | Scoop.it
One of the primary pathways to an enduring happiness is facilitating a sense of connection. When we feel connected we feel balanced, when we feel balanced, we often feel happy. The problem is as we grow up in this world, we have to learn how to shield...
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DIY and do do try it at your home:-)

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Rats Remember Who's Nice to Them—and Return the Favor

Rats Remember Who's Nice to Them—and Return the Favor | positive psychology | Scoop.it
The more a rat helps another, the more it'll receive in return, a new study says—the first such discovery in nonhumans.
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altruism of direct reciprocity form is evolutionarily deep!

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