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People are emotional first, logical second. Business must take this into account at all levels.
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Lottery winners and accident victims: is ... [J Pers Soc Psychol. 1978] - PubMed - NCBI

Winning the lottery will not make you happier in the long run; paralysis won't make you less happy. It's not what happens that matters, it's how you think about it. 

 

PubMed comprises more than 22 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites.

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Harvard Man Offers Measured Approach to Evaluating Life | The Jakarta Globe

Clayton Christsen gots for long term satisfaction instead of magic formulas.

 

Evaluating a person’s well-being using financial and material measures might be expected from a professor at Harvard Business School. After all, isn’t it true that businessmen must be hard-nosed analysts concerned with profits and the bottom line?

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Does Happiness Cost $75,000 a Year?

Does Happiness Cost $75,000 a Year? | Humanist Business | Scoop.it

Money can't buy me happiness.

 

According to a new study an annual income of $75,000 is required to achieve happiness.

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Five tips for National Relaxation Day

Five tips for National Relaxation Day | Humanist Business | Scoop.it

A Harvard study of 250,000 people found that they spent almost 50% of their waking time thinking about something other than they were doing. What’s more, they found that the people who were most distracted were more likely to report feelings of unhappiness. Much of our thinking promotes unhappiness.

 

Actually, I think our thinking leads to both happiness and unhapiness. Those emotions are all in your head, folks. 

 

Accomplishments are a component of well-being. People who have their eye on the ball less than 50% of the time don't accomplish that muchl Might that not be the cause of their unhappiness?

 

In our fast-paced world it seems everyone's stressed, hassled, and exhausted, so it's a good thing that August 15, 2012 has been declared National Relaxation Da...

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About - SuperBetter

Jay, This is a resilience focused game-like activity developed by Jane McGonigal et. al. It seems to have a lot of merit in terms of the science behind it.

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Making Slough Happy

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“Come, friendly bombs and fall on Slough/It isn’t fit for humans now” (Betjeman) (disclaimer: I have family near Slough and have nothing against it.  Its true what they say about ...

 

This is where The Office starts. Pygmalion. 

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The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive ...

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The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor - blogReaction.

 

Shawn Achor is one of the few people I've read who offers stats on the impact of worker happiness on business results. 

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Training the Brain for Happiness - IEEE Spectrum

Training the Brain for Happiness - IEEE Spectrum | Humanist Business | Scoop.it
There’s new data on the complicated genetic basis of depression and happiness...

 

It's never nature or nurture; it's always both. 

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Move over Gwyneth, Cameron Diaz is after your smug lifestyle guru crown! As she announces a new wellbeing book, FEMAIL takes a look at Cam's words of wisdom

Move over Gwyneth, Cameron Diaz is after your smug lifestyle guru crown! As she announces a new wellbeing book, FEMAIL takes a look at Cam's words of wisdom | Humanist Business | Scoop.it
The actress, who will turn 40 this month, has secured a deal with Harper Collins to write a health and wellbeing guide that will include her diet and fitness tips.

 

Articles like this are the reason human curators are useful. Cameron says "Everything I wear tends to revolve around my breasts. It's not because I'm trying to be sexy, but because I find wearing a bra extremely uncomfortable."


'Basically, I like to wear short skirts that show my stomach. Or little baby doll dresses that are open at the top and super short at the bottom.'


The actress has revealed she loves to shop at Versace and Giorgio Armani and that she also has 'a serious shoe fetish'.


She added in the interview that less is more when it comes to swimwear. 'I don't like tan-lines, so I try to get the smallest bikini possible.'

 

Cameron's celebrity diet and exercise book is being peddled as a "new wellbing book." 

 

You have to switch on your crap detectors when wading into the loosely defined fields of well-being, happiness, and positive psychology.

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“The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology that Fuel Success and Performance at Work”, by Shawn Achor | Barbara J Green PHD

Harvard's Shawn Achor is a great spokesperson for applying the principles of positive psychology in the workplace. I follow his five recommended practices religiously. 

 

Achor sees happiness as a choice that spreads, both a work ethic and a business advantage. 

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Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons

Why Curation Will Transform Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons | Humanist Business | Scoop.it

Robin Good says "Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem." 

 

Since I am just setting up my curation process for well-being, this could not have come at a better time. 

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How to Keep Happiness From Fading - Forbes

How to Keep Happiness From Fading - Forbes | Humanist Business | Scoop.it

Variety and appreciation help alleviate habituation to things that make you happy.

 

I was going to post on something like this today but I'll just leave a reminder to do so here. 2011 was a very active, fun-filled year for me. I didn't want to let go of memories of the Orient Express, the fancy hotel in Florence, wandering around in Paris, visiting Chicago, Big Sur, the Pebble Beach Concourse, Venice, MOMA, Krakow, Palm Springs, Overlap, my N-guage model train, the Picasso show in Seattle, outrageously good meals, and much more. So I tagged 100 memorable photos on Flickr and downloaded them to an iFrame in my office. I smile as I walk buy and see another great experience popping up. 

 

(Photo credit: Wikipedia) No matter how miserable you are feeling at the moment, if you look back, there have surely been events in your life that have made you happy.  Maybe the time you bought your first car, or the time you received that long-desired...

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Building Character Strengths – The Road to Wellbeing? | Brain Blogger

Building Character Strengths – The Road to Wellbeing? | Brain Blogger | Humanist Business | Scoop.it

The 24 character strengths are divided into temperance strengths, defined as the ability to control one’s behavior and attain goals (e.g. prudence, perseverance), intellectual or cognitive strengths that are related to an interest and enthusiasm for learning (e.g. curiosity, open-mindedness), transcendence strengths that are future and other-oriented (e.g. hope, love), and other-directed strengths which primarily foster good relationships within a community (e.g. kindness, teamwork).

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Letters: Route to happiness involves private pursuit

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Subjective surveys can't adequately measure well-being of a country.

 

Happiness and well-being are not the same thing, but I want to investigate why a country would be high on one and low on the other. 

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Internet Time Blog : Well-being and corporate learning

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Presentation to the Learning and Skills Group, London 

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Happiness At Work

A newspaper by mark trezona - updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos. 

 

Happiness AT WORK. This one parallels my interest in, ah, what to call it? Pragmatic Happiness. 

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The Happiness Test: A Foolproof Way of Being Happy? - Forbes

The Happiness Test: A Foolproof Way of Being Happy? - Forbes | Humanist Business | Scoop.it
"Business was originated to produce happiness. Are we in danger of forgetting this?" Authors Rakesh Sarin and Manel Baucells introduce their book: Engineering Happiness: A New Approach for Building a Joyful Life.

 

Another happiness book. Another happiness test. Would you still want it if nobody would know you had it? Will you enjoy it as much in 5 years?

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FAQ - SuperBetter

"SuperBetter is a tool created by game designers and backed by science to help build personal resilience: the ability to stay strong, motivated and optimistic even in the face of difficulty challenges. Resilience has a powerful effect on health -- by boosting physical and emotional well-being."

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The Happiness Project Toolbox

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The Happiness Project Toolbox...

 

16 rules for happiness from the best selling author. 

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Dr. Daniel Siegel on Mindfulness and Wellbeing

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Mindfulness and well-being fit hand in glove. (If you're not mindful, you're mindless.) 

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5 Quick Ways You Can Bring Positive Psychology To Your Workplace - Forbes

5 Quick Ways You Can Bring Positive Psychology To Your Workplace - Forbes | Humanist Business | Scoop.it
By Alexa Thompson Flickr Photo By andrewmalone Business leaders can take seemingly small steps to improve the psyche of their employees—changing the overall working environment.
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Internet Time Blog : Curation, education, and Robin Good

I'm setting up curation for the Well-being topic. Robin Good's guidance on this is superb.

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How Not to Steal People's Content on the Web

How Not to Steal People's Content on the Web | Humanist Business | Scoop.it
Learn how to give proper credit to content you've sourced from other locations on the internet.
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