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exploring innovations in design of spaces and experiences that nurture well being
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Stanford happiness class proves popular, helpful

Stanford happiness class proves popular, helpful | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
Like most Stanford students, master's candidate Nick Enge has a jam-packed schedule. Besides taking a full course load, working toward a degree in Earth Sciences, he has two campus teaching jobs, acts in musical theater,...
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CDC - Wellbeing Concepts - HRQOL

CDC - Wellbeing Concepts - HRQOL | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it

Health is more than the absence of disease; it is a resource that allows people to realize their aspirations, satisfy their needs and to cope with the environment in order to live a long, productive, and fruitful life

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Promoting wellbeing

Promoting wellbeing is at the heart of what local government is about: supporting a better life for its citizens and helping to build resilient communities, now and over the longer term.
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The promotion of global wellbeing can drive the development agenda

The promotion of global wellbeing can drive the development agenda | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
Allister McGregor: It might seem inappropriate to focus on wellbeing when there is a famine in east Africa, but it could provide a longer-term perspective that helps us to address the roots of such crises...
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Gallup-Healthways study shows excessive weight leads to missed work - Articles - Employee Benefit News

Gallup-Healthways study shows excessive weight leads to missed work - Articles - Employee Benefit News | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
Full-time U.S. workers who have chronic health troubles or are overweight cost more than $153 billion in lost productivity each year from absenteeism, according to a Gallup-Healthways study released on Monday.
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House changes shape depending on the weather [video] | SmartPlanet

The D*Haus, has the ability to adjust to changing temperatures by transforming into various shapes.
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How Designers And Consumers Are Using Technology In The Home To Improve Their Lives [Sponsored] @PSFK

How Designers And Consumers Are Using Technology In The Home To Improve Their Lives [Sponsored] @PSFK | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
Insight into new technology products/services and their applications in the home...
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Consume Half As Much, Feel Twice As Good @PSFK

Consume Half As Much, Feel Twice As Good @PSFK | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
New product and packaging designs combine portion control, philanthropy, and art.
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Fighting obesity with urban planning | SmartPlanet

Fighting obesity with urban planning | SmartPlanet | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
This week Los Angeles County releases a design manual focused on remodeling city streets in ways that encourage the health of urban residents.
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Healing potential of architecture | SmartPlanet

Healing potential of architecture | SmartPlanet | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
The newest Maggie Centre in Gartnavel, designed by OMA, presents a benchmark for the design of cancer care facilities.
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Phillips Challenges You To Wake Up @PSFK

Phillips Challenges You To Wake Up @PSFK | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
The consumer electronics brand urges people to change the way they feel in the mornings by changing the way they wake up.
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Denmark 'Fat Tax' Targets Popular Junk Foods: Will Other Countries Follow?

Denmark 'Fat Tax' Targets Popular Junk Foods: Will Other Countries Follow? | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
On Saturday, Denmark became the first country in the world to introduce a "fat tax," surcharge on unhealthy foods that are high in saturated fat for in hopes of curbing bad eating habits.
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In-home health providers criticize Medicaid audits

In-home health providers criticize Medicaid audits | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
They say they have been unfairly targeted by health department audits that claimed they owed $4.2 million in overpayments and fines.
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Health and Social Innovation: A briefing on our work to achieve radical improvements in health and care (December 2010) | The Young Foundation

Health and Social Innovation: A briefing on our work to achieve radical improvements in health and care (December 2010) | The Young Foundation | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
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Prevention: Promoting Well-being

This film features two bereaved people who have both found that joining social groups has helped to reduce their feelings of isolation and brought some enjoyment back into their lives.
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Art in Alzheimer's care: promoting well... [Rehabil Nurs. 2011 Mar-Apr] - PubMed - NCBI

The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the responses of people with late-stage Alzheimer's disease (AD) to a creative bonding.

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The mental health program that may save lives | SmartPlanet

The mental health program that may save lives | SmartPlanet | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
A 12-hour training program called Mental Health First Aid may save lives across the U.S.
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Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index

A new national daily pulse of individual and collective health and well-being.
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Verizon aims to push smart home forward | SmartPlanet

Verizon’s monitoring service will ride shotgun with a connected energy reader that highlights energy usage via a portal.
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Future Of Real-Time: Human Sensor Networks @PSFK

Future Of Real-Time: Human Sensor Networks @PSFK | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
Passive feedback systems require minimal infrastructure and transforms people into sensory nodes with little effort on their part.
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Where the Sidewalk Ends: How Our Neighborhoods Affect the Way We Move - Health - GOOD

Where the Sidewalk Ends: How Our Neighborhoods Affect the Way We Move - Health - GOOD | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
Environmental factors could have a big influence on how often we get off our butts.
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Big Society Urban Farming Project Goes Hi-Tech @PSFK

Big Society Urban Farming Project Goes Hi-Tech @PSFK | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
Farm:Shop in east London draws in the community by hosting 'DIY-style' urban farming and education. Jonathan Knott reports.
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Leadership Management | Specializing in Executive Coaching, Employee Engagement, Speaking + Workshops | Canada, USA & International

Leadership Management | Specializing in Executive Coaching, Employee Engagement, Speaking + Workshops | Canada, USA & International | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it

A new vision of what it means to be successful and thrive as individuals and as societies is increasingly taking hold. The link between wealth, growth, wellbeing and prosperity is being re-examined and new ways of doing business are emerging cites global economic and business expert Jules Peck. In fact, Peck argues for a new economic model completely

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10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies — PsyBlog

10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies — PsyBlog | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
[Photo by Ayres no graces] (10 Brilliant Social Psychology Studies | PsyBlog http://t.co/6dYcr8A3 | #Psychology...)...
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Taking Design Thinking to the Nonprofit World - Mission: Innovation - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

Taking Design Thinking to the Nonprofit World - Mission: Innovation - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | Designing for Well Being | Scoop.it
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