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The fun factor
A psychological look at how 'fun' influences our lives and the brands around us
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10 Easy Activities Science Has Proven Will Make You Happier Today

10 Easy Activities Science Has Proven Will Make You Happier Today | The fun factor | Scoop.it
A thankful message, spending on others, listening to music, happy daydreams and more...
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Great ways of making you feel happy.

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Forget manic Monday, terrible Tuesday is really the most depressing day of the week

Forget manic Monday, terrible Tuesday is really the most depressing day of the week | The fun factor | Scoop.it
According to researchers from the London School of Economics, our moods are at their brightest on Saturday, with the weekend feelgood factor continuing into Sunday.
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Useful article on when people are most happy and most miserable in terms of days of the week

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Startups Aim to Make Coding Fun

Startups Aim to Make Coding Fun | The fun factor | Scoop.it
For Jacob Arriola, a business development manager for a Spanish media company in Los Angeles, learning to program wasn't a necessity.
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Workplace design: how office space is becoming fun again

Workplace design: how office space is becoming fun again | The fun factor | Scoop.it
Taking Google's lead, the office as a playground is back in fashion, but if ditching formality suits your business and means contented staff, what's not to like?
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Making Haircuts Fun for Kids - Patch.com

Making Haircuts Fun for Kids - Patch.com | The fun factor | Scoop.it
Making Haircuts Fun for KidsPatch.comPigtails & Crewcuts in Marietta brings toys and games, fun chairs, treats and engaging stylists together to make haircuts a fun experience for kids.
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Research shows our happiness steadily increases once we pass 45

Research shows our happiness steadily increases once we pass 45 | The fun factor | Scoop.it
The caricature of the grumpy old man as personified by misery guts sitcom character Victor Meldrew may not be that true-to-life after all, according to a University of Warwick study.
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The Overjustification Effect

The Overjustification Effect | The fun factor | Scoop.it
The Misconception: There is nothing better in the world than getting paid to do what you love. The Truth: Getting paid for doing what you already enjoy will sometimes cause your love for the task t...
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Dr Anthony Seldon: Truly happy people are made, not born

Dr Anthony Seldon: Truly happy people are made, not born | The fun factor | Scoop.it
Suddenly, everyone is talking about happiness. The Government is even introducing happiness as a target of policy. For some, this ranks as the stupidest of fads. It is not.
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Changing Corporate Perceptions of the Value of Humor

An overview of how humour improves efficiency
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'Weekend Effect' Makes People Happier Regardless of Their Job, Study Says

'Weekend Effect' Makes People Happier Regardless of Their Job, Study Says | The fun factor | Scoop.it
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Good article explaining why we are happiest on a weekend.

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Happy Talk: The Economics of Happiness

Happy Talk: The Economics of Happiness | The fun factor | Scoop.it
Carol Graham examines the economics of happiness—the measurement of well-being and contentment in societies around the world.
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The pursuit of workplace happiness … goes on

The pursuit of workplace happiness … goes on | The fun factor | Scoop.it
Data from the 1950s shows we worked longer hours and took fewer holidays, yet anxiety in the workplace has risen in that time. Is technology and a constant pressure to adapt to blame?
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Who are Britain's happiest people?

Who are Britain's happiest people? | The fun factor | Scoop.it
If you want to be happy, according to a new survey, you should be over 65, married with kids and working part-time in Northern Ireland. But can we find somebody who fits that description? And how happy are they?
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Happiness « Hues..

Happiness « Hues.. | The fun factor | Scoop.it
While this is good on paper, it is hard to maintain a perpetual state of happiness. Nor is the idea that success is a moving goal post really true in the long run. Most people have a rough idea of how they want their life to shape ...
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