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In 10 Minutes This Guy Presents One Of The MOST Powerful Speech On Oprah

In 10 Minutes This Guy Presents One Of The MOST Powerful Speech On Oprah | People Development Tools | Scoop.it
Randolph Frederick “Randy” Pausch (October 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) was an American professor of computer science,human-computer interaction, and design at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pausch learned that he had pancreatic cancer in September 2006, and in August 2007 he was given a terminal diagnosis: “3 to 6 months of good […]
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Why Being Engaged At Work Isn't As Simple As "Being Happy"

Why Being Engaged At Work Isn't As Simple As "Being Happy" | People Development Tools | Scoop.it
The CEO of Gallup, a company whose studies on employee engagement are often cited, on why the issue comes down to more than just perks.
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How To Boost Your Brainpower -- Instantly

How To Boost Your Brainpower -- Instantly | People Development Tools | Scoop.it

Working on optimizing one’s brain is a bit like making sure to add gas to your car and change the oil reg­u­larly -- it helps it work bet­ter and per­form longer

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Overview of key research findings on character strengths

Detailed list of top research study outcomes on character strengths. Information on how character strengths operate in the human experience.
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10 Things Happy People Do Differently

10 Things Happy People Do Differently | People Development Tools | Scoop.it

Happy people have developed a specific set of strategies over time that causes them to see life differently -- a balanced portfolio of skills and emotions.

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The Positive Psychology Oscars of 2011: Elements of Flourishing

The Positive Psychology Oscars of 2011: Elements of Flourishing | People Development Tools | Scoop.it

Positive psychology movies are not only the lighthearted films that inspire and elevate us, but also the movies that teach us something about the human condition, help us face suffering, and shine a light on pain and tragedy"

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Positive Psychology News Daily » Can going to the movies make you a better person?

Positive Psychology News Daily » Can going to the movies make you a better person? | People Development Tools | Scoop.it

Recent research on ‘other-praising’ emotions such as elevation, gratitude and admiration, has shown that these sentiments are indeed different from joy


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Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work | Video on TED.com

TED Talks We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.
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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? | People Development Tools | 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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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, May 31, 2015 8:30 AM

social-emotional/ character strengths are important----no matter what you call them!

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10 Reasons Why You Really Need To Start Meditating

10 Reasons Why You Really Need To Start Meditating | People Development Tools | Scoop.it

With all the scientific evidence coming in over the years, meditation is now becoming a practice that anyone from any walk of life can embrace.

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Writing My Way to Contentment

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One of the loveliest parts of this exercise is that when I’m keeping the journal, I know I’m going to need to write something down at the end of the day so I start to really look for the happy moments.

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The Six Attributes of Courage

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Courage is something that everybody wants — an attribute of good character that makes us worthy of respect. Define and harness your own courage.

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Meditating Marines: Military tries mindfulness to lower stress - NBCNews.com (blog)

Meditating Marines: Military tries mindfulness to lower stress - NBCNews.com (blog) | People Development Tools | Scoop.it

The U.S. Marine Corps, known for turning out some of the military's toughest warriors, is studying how to make its troops even tougher through meditative practices, yoga-type stretching and exercises based on mindfulness.

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The business case for positive psychology in the workplace

Positive psychology is workplace relevant because it is fundamentally about high performance.

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» Strengths-Spotting Your Way to Happiness (Part 1) - Character Strengths

» Strengths-Spotting Your Way to Happiness (Part 1) - Character Strengths | People Development Tools | Scoop.it
Strengths-spotting is one of the best activities to deepen understanding of the strengths of oneself & others. There are 2 general levels to strengths-spotting
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Increase Your Happiness: Add Some Zest to Your Life - Positive ...

Increase Your Happiness: Add Some Zest to Your Life - Positive ... | People Development Tools | Scoop.it
Positive psychologists say that zest is one of the five character strengths that contribute most to a sense of life-satisfaction. (The other four are curiosity, ...
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